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Celebrate a half-century of rivers and trails in the Land of Enchantment

By USFS

Special events to celebrate the Wild and Scenic Rivers and Trail System Act will take place in Albuquerque on October 5 and 6.

A celebration 50 years in the making, the anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers and Trail System Act is aimed at recognizing the progress being made in protecting our natural wonders and keeping them protected for future generations.

Festivities are scheduled to highlight the importance of New Mexico’s special rivers and trails and their contributions to our quality of life.  A list of events are as follows:

Date: Friday, October 5, 2018

Location: University of New Mexico, Keller Hall

6 p.m. to 7 p.m. – Opening panel discussion reception (refreshments provided)

7 p.m. to 9 p.m. – Opening panel discussion with government, professional and community leaders – “Why New Mexico’s public lands, rivers and trails matter.”

Date: Saturday, October 6, 2018

Location: National Hispanic Cultural Center, Pete V. Domenici Education Center

7:45 a.m. to 9 a.m. – Trail run in the Bosque

10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Conservation education activities and games for youth and adults

12 p.m. to 2 p.m. – Music by Mariachi Albuquerque

12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Speaker series on rivers and trails

4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. – Closing Panel Discussion reception (free refreshments)

The Wild and Scenic Rivers and Trail System Act was created by Congress on October 1, 1968, to protect and maintain select rivers in free-flowing condition for the enjoyment of present and future generations.

For more details, visit www.fs.usda.gov/goto/r3/events.

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