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Friends of Rio Rancho Open Space, Inc.

On Aug. 31 we had a crew of 13 people in the Willow Creek Bosque, all interested in a solution to the
dead and dying cottonwood trees. Forty to 45 acres are affected. The following were in there.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Cyndie Abeyta
    Middle Rio Grande Coordinator/Hydrologist
Joel Lusk
    Senior Environmental Contaminants Specialist
Russ MacRae
Susan MacMullin

Office of the Natural Resource Trustee
Rebecca de Nerzi Zagal
    Executive Director
Will Fetner
    Environmental Scientist/Geologist


New Mexico Environment Department
Bart Faris
    Hydrogeologist -- Remediation Oversight Section

City of Rio Rancho
Carrie Moritomo
    Communications and Marketing Manager
    Parks and Rec

Dyane Sonier
    Keep Rio Rancho Beautiful
 Lisa Vornholt

Friends of Rio Rancho Open Space
Marchell Schuman
Bea Herrick


Also in attendance was Margaret Armstrong, a resident of Corrales, who is experiencing dying cottonwoods near her home.