FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, OCT. 5, 2015;
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO CLEAN UP SANTA FE SHOOTING AREAS
SANTA FE – Volunteers are invited to help clean up two outdoor shooting ranges on public land south of Santa Fe in October.
The Department of Game and Fish, Santa Fe County and the Bureau of Land Management are sponsoring clean-up days at designated shooting areas off Old Buckman Road and at Camel Tracks.
“This is a great opportunity to clean up these areas,” said Jessica Fisher, shooting program coordinator for the department. “We’ll have a dumpster and trash bags available and with just a little help we can make a huge impact.”
The Camel Tracks and Old Buckman Road designated shooting areas are heavily used by Santa Fe area shooters, some of whom have left behind spent shells, used targets and other debris.
The clean-up dates:
9 a.m. to noon Oct. 10 – Camels Tracks shooting area off Santa Fe County Road 56C on the mesa south of Santa Fe just past the airport and old polo grounds.
9 a.m. to noon Oct. 17 – Old Buckman Road shooting area off Santa Fe County Road 77 just past the Las Campanas subdivision and on the road to Diablo Canyon and the Rio Grande.
Civic groups, sportsmen’s organizations, outdoor advocates and others interested in keeping public lands unspoiled are encouraged to participate. Volunteers are asked to bring rakes, shovels, gloves, outdoor work clothes food and beverages. Department staff will assist in the clean-up efforts and provide firearm safety information.