November 6, 2021: Trash Cleanup Along the High Road to Taos (NM 503)
Volunteers and Friends of the Nambé Badlands picked up 21 large trash bags of litter between NM 503 mile markers 4-6 on November 6, 2021. In two hours, with 12 volunteers, we were able to clean up a lot of trash from this section of the scenic High Road to Taos.
- Linda Fluk (Organizer)
- Fernando Garzon
- Melinda Baker
- Dave Kraig
- Karen Kraig
- Craig Allen
- Jeanne Fair
- Barbara Swanson
- Donna Berg
- Dave Dogruel
- Sharon Dogruel
- Ed MacKerrow
for your dedication and hard work cleaning up this beautiful section of the High Road to Taos!
The majority of trash items were “mini-bottles” of alcoholic beverages, BudLight cans, and bottles, and plastic cups. Friends of the Nambé Badlands Board members, Craig Allen and Jeanne Fair, did an interesting analysis and found 3 times as many “mini-bottles” on the east side of NM 503 than the west side. What does this indicate?
Thankfully the sales of mini bottles in New Mexico have recently been banned.
We hope that this trash cleanup will help keep this scenic byway looking better for a long time!