COUNTY, CITY SEEK VOLUNTEERS TO CLEAN BANKS OF THE RIO GRANDE

COUNTY, CITY SEEK VOLUNTEERS TO CLEAN BANKS OF THE RIO GRANDE

Working in tandem, Keep Doña Ana County Beautiful and Keep Las Cruces Beautiful will sponsor Dia Del Rio on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2003.

The ‘Day of the River’ is an annual event designed to clean the banks of the Rio Grande using community funding, grants and the sweat equity of a small army of volunteers. The event lasts from 8-11 a.m. between the Mesilla Bridge at Calle del Norte and La Llorona Park under the bridge at Picacho Avenue.

Sign ups will be accepted Saturday morning at both bridges. Volunteers may also sign up in advance by calling Keep Doña Ana County Beautiful at (505) 647-7117 or Keep Las Cruces Beautiful at (505) 528-3148. Volunteers are urged to wear mosquito repellant, sun screen and appropriate clothing.

For more information, call Keep Doña Ana County Beautiful at (505) 647-7117 or Keep Las Cruces Beautiful at (505) 528-3148.