Acequia, forest and public transit happenings this Thursday

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Acequia Commissioner and Mayordomo Conference

The New Mexico Acequia Association presents the sixth annual conference for ditch commissioners and mayordomos from around the state. The event is slated for Thursday (June 21) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Los Luceros Historic Ranch in Alcalde. Folks are encouraged to RSVP by calling (505) 995-9644 or emailing Lori@lasacequias.org.   

Carson Forest Plan Open House

Revising the "forest plan" for the Carson National Forest is a once-in-a-generation process, taking several years to think through and decide how the forest will be taken care of and used in the decades to come. The Carson is in the middle of revising its plan. To answer questions about the process and go over the board strokes of the revision, forest managers are hosting an open house this Thursday (June 21) from noon until 2 p.m. at the Taos Supervisors Office, located at 208 Cruz Alta Drive in Taos.

"Dump the Pump" and ride the bus

When was the last time you took the bus? While Taos may be as different from a big city as one could image, Northern New Mexico actually boasts a rather robust system of public transit. Picking up on the national "Dump the Pump" efforts this Thursday (June 21), public transit leaders are encouraging folks to forget about their cars for the day.  

"Public transportation is a cornerstone of local economies in urban, suburban, and rural communities. In fact, public transportation helps to make a community economically prosperous and competitive.  Every $1 invested in public transportation generates approximately $4 in economic returns, powering community growth and revitalization," read a statement from the North Central Regional Transit District, the agency that runs the Blue Buses around Taos.  

For more information on the bus system, routes and ride times, visit ncrtd.org.

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