Earth Day

Earth Day events around the Enchanted Circle


The Wheeler Peak Progressives will host an Earth Day event in Angel Fire this Saturday (April 22) from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., rain or shine.

Moreno Valley neighbors are welcome to bring clean and dry Type 1 and Type 2 plastics to Centro Plaza, 3407 State Road 434, Angel Fire for recycling. Additionally, the grassroots community advocacy group is planning a wetlands cleanup that includes part of the trail system, which extends from the Angel Fire Visitor’s Center to behind the fire station. Long poles or walking sticks might be necessary to get some of the trash out. Bring the family or a friend. Leashed dogs are welcome.

This day also marks the 47th anniversary of Earth Day and is the one-year anniversary of the Paris Climate Agreement.

Wheeler Peak Progressives is a grassroots advocacy group of more than 100 friends and neighbors from Angel Fire, Black Lake, Eagle Nest and Red River who are committed to concrete action toward the betterment of the United States. Members are of all political persuasions, but share some principles, such as:

• Environmental stewardship and sustainability.

• Clean energy.

• Ensuring free and fair elections.

• Access to health care and safety for all Americans.

• Honoring human rights for all.

• Guaranteeing civil rights, women’s rights, LGBT rights and the rights of people with disabilities.

• Quality and affordable education.

• Supporting military and their families.

• Freedom of religion and freedom from religion.

• Supporting working families.

• Rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure.

• Supporting small and local businesses.

• Promoting arts and culture.

The group has monthly business meetings and twice-monthly social gatherings. For additional information, email

– Sangre de Cristo Chronicle staff reporter