South Central New Mexico News & Events

The 2024 San Juan Fiesta Poster has been finalized!! A job well done by all those involved! We hope to see you at some point during the three day fiesta!

Viva Tortugas!
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Join BLM Archaeologist, Garrett Leitermann, to learn about the cultural uses of native plants found in the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument and the Chihuahuan Desert ✨Ethnobotany of the Chihuahuan Desert
Thursday, May 23rd
6:00-7:30pm

Come join BLM Archaeologist, Garrett Leitermann, to learn about the cultural uses of native plants found in the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument and the Chihuahuan Desert. Meet us at Dripping Springs Natural Area's La Cueva Group Site to learn how local plant life was used and processed by past and contemporary peoples. After the talk, participants may join for an optional hike to La Cueva via the Arroyo Trail. There will be frequent stops to discuss various plant life and people’s cultural relationship to the environment.

Prospective attendees joining for the hike remember to dress appropriately for the hot weather and bring water, snacks, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and good hiking shoes. The hike will stay on established trails and has a maximum gain of approximately 200ft in elevation. The trail is not paved and is a natural trail that is rugged in some areas.

Dogs are not allowed on the hike portion of this program. There is no cost or registration necessary to attend.
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Join BLM Archaeologist, Garrett Leitermann, to learn about the cultural uses of native plants found in the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument and the Chihuahuan Desert ✨

Join a guided hike to explore the Picacho Peak Recreation Area✨Join us in commemorating the 10-year anniversary of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument designation! Together with our partners from Bureau of Land Management - Las Cruces District, we have organized a month-long series of events to mark this significant occasion.

Date & Time: Saturday, May 11, 2024, 7:30 am
Location: Picacho Peak Recreation Area, Las Cruces, NM
Duration: 3.5 to 4 hours
Total Distance: About 3.5 miles. Our guides will make frequent stops along the way.

Register: organmountainsdesertpeaks.org/events/
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Join a guided hike to explore the Picacho Peak Recreation Area✨

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Lots of hikes this month in the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument! ✨Plenty of opportunities to get out on the trails with us this month! To see more information or register please visit our website! organmountainsdesertpeaks.org/events/ ... See MoreSee Less

Lots of hikes this month in the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument! ✨
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