From my inbox:
For anyone who hasn’t heard, an outfit called Rockology is proposing to strip mine La Bajada mesa and has filed the appropriate applications with the county. A local group based out of Cerrillos (the Rural Conservation Alliance) has been fighting against this application. One of the avenues RCA is pursuing to prevent the strip mine is to secure National Monument status for La Bajada, which would protect it from this kind of destruction. There will be a presentation on the push for National Monument status at 10AM on Wednesday, July 24 at the Cerrillos Hills State Park Visitor Center.
The potential destruction of one of our most beautiful natural features should be of concern to us all. I urge you to get informed about the situation and to get involved in any way you can. To learn more please visit http://savelabajadamesa.blogspot.com/, come to the presentation or reach out to Ross Lockridge, who is spearheading the effort for RCA.
The proposed boundary line for La Bajada Mesa National Monument runs from La Bajada Mesa south to the Cerrillos Hills State Park, north to the Santa Fe River Basin, and across the Caja del Rio Plateau to the Rio Grande River. A National Monument would protect and preserve the Mesa's geologic integrity, cultural, historical and environmental benefits for the public welfare into perpetuity.