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Earth Day Festival At Los Alamos Nature Center April 27

on April 20, 2019 - 10:29am

Fun and entertainment for all ages will be available at PEEC’s Earth Day Festival 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., April 27 at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Courtesy/PEEC

Scene from previous PEEC Earth Day Festival at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

The Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s (PEEC’s) signature event, the annual Earth Day Festival, is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27 at the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road.

The festivities include delicious food, the debut of the new Passport to the Pajarito Plateau, fun activities and exciting entertainment.

Santa Fe National Forest Issues Safety Reminders For Easter Weekend Visitors

on April 20, 2019 - 10:10am

The Santa Fe National Forest issues safety reminders for Easter weekend. Courtesy/SFNF

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – Warmer temperatures and a holiday weekend are expected to draw visitors to trails, campgrounds and other popular sites on the Santa Fe National Forest this weekend. If you decide to celebrate Easter or Passover in the great outdoors ... make safety your top priority.

While this winter brought above-average moisture and snowpack to much of the SFNF, Northern New Mexico is entering the 2019 fire season. Unattended campfires are the leading human cause of wildfire.

Easter Schedule For Museums And Historic Sites

on April 20, 2019 - 9:41am
Jemez Historic Site, San Jose Mission Church. Photo by Richard Hasbrouck/Courtesy/NM Dept. of Cultural Affairs
 
NMDCA News:
 
SANTA FE  The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs announces that Jemez historic sites and four museums will be open Easter Sunday, while other properties will be closed.
 
The Los Luceros Historic Site will host an Easter egg hunt today, April 20.
 
Saturday of Easter weekend, Los Luceros Historic site is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Families are invited to bring their own picnic to enjoy on the grounds.

Hunting And Fishing Groups File Final Comments Opposing Clean Water Rollback

on April 20, 2019 - 8:24am
TRCP News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Dozens of national, regional, and local hunting and fishing groups have submitted final comments on the EPA’s proposed rollback of Clean Water Act protections for 50 percent of wetlands and 18 percent of stream miles in the U.S.
 
Their comments underscore the potential economic consequences for rural communities and outdoor recreation businesses and the species that stand to lose habitat if clean water standards are weakened.
 
The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership has also mobilized more than 3,500 individual sportsmen and women to submit

CVNM Announces Key Administrative Policy Priorities

on April 20, 2019 - 8:11am
CVNM News:
 
SANTA FE Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM), the leading statewide environmental advocacy organization in the state, announces key administration priorities under the new administration.
 
As Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s administration continues its transition, CVNM will focus on three major public policies which the organization has been engaged in for years.
 
“Now that we have the right people in office who are listening to their constituents and reflecting their deeply-rooted, shared conservation values, the door is finally open to make progress on these

NMT Students Launch Experimental Rocket

on April 20, 2019 - 8:10am
NMT Rocket Design Team, Faculty Advisor and WSRDs launch crew. Courtesy photo
 
NMT News:
 
SPACEPORT AMERICA, NM At 8:19 a.m., MDT, Sunday, April 13, The New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (NMT) Rocket Team launched the latest of its student rockets from the Spaceport America Vertical Launch Area.
 
The rocket was developed jointly by NMT and White Sands Research and Developers (WSRDs), a Las Cruces certified Woman Owned Small Business specialized in aerospace R&D.

NWS: Today’s High Near 70, Tonight’s Low Around 42

on April 20, 2019 - 7:39am

The National Weather Service forecasts today's high in Los Alamos near 70 with mostly sunny skies and a low near 42. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Moon Above Trees In Quemazon

on April 20, 2019 - 7:18am
Daily Postcard: Moon shines through trees Thursday night in Quemazon. Photo by Trisha Ancell

LANL: Waste Shipment Successfully Completed At WIPP

on April 19, 2019 - 12:14pm
Transuranic waste barrels are loaded for transport to WIPP, the first TRU waste loading operations in five years at the Laboratory's RANT facility. Courtesy/LANL
 
Transuranic Package Transporter Model 2 (TRUPACT-II) containers are readied for transport to WIPP from the Laboratory's RANT facility April 10. Courtesy/LANL
 
LANL News:
 
The first shipment of Transuranic (TRU) waste from the newly reopened Radioactive Assay Nondestructive Testing (RANT) facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory has been successfully delivered to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad.
 

Los Aamos Daily Post Publishes 2019 Earth Day Tab

on April 19, 2019 - 11:16am

Click on the image to view Pajarito Environmental Education Center's Earth Day tab.

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