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Middle Bosque -- Phase II
The is an area of about 22 acres that runs from Rivers Edge II to Rivers Edge III

On August 19, 2003 New Mexico Association of Conservation Districts started restoration of the bosque. Salt cedars, Russian olives and other non-native plants are being removed. They will be cut off at ground level and treated with a herbicide which will kill the plants. The wood will then be chipped and spread around the area. Some of the dead and downed will also be removed with some left as natural habitat for animals and birds. Larger pieces will be cut to firewood size and stacked at the North Beach parking lot (near sewage treatent plant) for residents' use.

Workers will be in the bosque from 7:30 a.m. till 4 p.m., Mon. - Fri. This phase will take about three months.

Raul Padilla cuts a salt cedar tree at the start of the bosque restoration.

Daniel Montaño of SWISCO (Southwest Interface Solutions Company) clears brush in the bosque.

Arthur Woody takes chain saw to a Russion olive as part of the bosque restoration project.
Branches are chipped and spread on the ground by Raul.

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Updated July 18, 2012