In November 2011, I moved to Carlsbad, N.M., for a Wildlife Biologist position with CEHMM, a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation that has created a wide range of programs that work toward issues that affect both human health and the environment. These projects serve the community, the region, and the state through conservation, education, job creation, and research leading to solutions for environmental and technical challenges. Initially, my husband and I thought Carlsbad would be a one- or two-year ...read more
CEHMM is proud to announce that with Xcel Energy's help, the Lake Avalon beautification project, funded by the Xcel Energy Foundation, is on its way to making a huge impact in the community.
Lake Avalon, located along the Pecos River north of Carlsbad, is used by many residents for hiking, fishing, and hunting. Although many enjoy what this area offers, the lack of trash disposal facilities and the vast amount of public presence has caused litter to accumulate around the lake. CEHMM’s clean-up project goals included improving the health of the community, the health and vitality of the Lake Avalon ecosystem, and the aesthetic value Lake Avalon can give to the community. To date, CEHMM has removed over 5,000 lbs. of litter and installed 10 anti-littering signs and 4 trash receptacles. CEHMM hopes that this project will provide a clean and safe recreational area and a healthy ecosystem for the residents to enjoy.