County: Parks Division Thanks Volunteers For Rendija Canyon Cleanup Work 

A group of volunteers worked August 19 on cleanup of an area known to be used for target practice that is not part of the Los Alamos Sportsmens’ Club In Rendija Canyon. Photo Courtesy LAC

A truck full of trash and litter collected in Rendija Canyon August 19 by volunteers. Photo Courtesy LAC


Los Alamos County Parks Division would like to recognize and say thank you to five volunteers who spent their day on Saturday, August 19 in Rendija Canyon cleaning up an area known to be used for target practice outside of the Sportsmen’s Club as part of the 2023 Trail Cleanup and Maintenance Project efforts.

Volunteers June Fabryka-Martin, Craig Martin, David Hampton, Celeste Raffin and County staff liaison Jessica Morgan filled half a dumpster with trash, and two large buckets with glass, tiles, and bullet shells. 

“This was a small team, but they worked hard and made a huge difference in the area,” said Parks Superintendent Wendy Parker, “We are thankful for these community members and their efforts to give back.”

The 2023 Trail Clean-up and Maintenance Project has targeted areas like Rendija Canyon in need of extra clean up efforts, where volunteers can truly make a difference in the community. The next cleanup and maintenance day is Public Lands Day Saturday, Sept. 23 for a trail maintenance project. To get involved, contact Eric Peterson at, or call (505) 663-1776.

County Parks & Recreation Board member David Hampton participates in the cleanup in Rendija Canyon. Photo Courtesy LAC

Some of the broken tile and other trash cleaned up by volunteers. Photo Courtesy LAC