Monday, July 22, 2013

La Bajada Mesa National Monument proposed

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.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

COUNTY HEARING on the La Bajada mesa strip mine application:

Thursday, February 20, 2014, 4:00 PM
County Commission Chambers
102 Grant Ave., Santa Fe

COME SPEAK OUT

Email the case manager:

Jose Larrañaga, joselarra@co.santa-fe.nm.us

RECENT NEWS:
The applicants now propose to buy and truck HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF GALLONS OF POTABLE WATER from the county water utilities to use for dust control. Potable desert water is too precious to be used this way, yet the water utilities department has stated that they are "willing and able" to provide water for this project.

SPEAK OUT AT THE CDRC HEARING ON FEBRUARY 20, 2014!

www.savelabajada.org

Anonymous said...

savelabajada.org

dsenior said...

The County hearing was postponed until March 20, 2014 at 4:00 PM
County Commission Chambers
102 Grant Ave., Santa Fe

To learn more about the issue and recent developments, please visit www.SaveLaBajada.org

And please sign the petition to save the mesa at http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/stop-the-strip-mine-on

Anonymous said...

SPECIAL HEARING JUNE 11, 2014 TO DECIDE THE FATE OF LA BAJADA MESA

SFNM Reader View: Commissioners to decide the fate of La Bajada Mesa in Special Hearing

http://www.santafenewmexican.com/opinion/my_view/reader-view-commissioners-to-decide-the-fate-of-la-bajada/article_31f94160-d0ee-524e-8b05-39168dbe0969.html

Special hearing date: June 11, 4:00 PM at the Santa Fe Convention Center, 201 W Marcy St.