What: Tour the SSCAFCA (Southern Sandoval County Arroyo and Flood Control Authority) grounds
SEMG members have the opportunity to tour the SSCAFCA (Southern Sandoval County Arroyo and Flood Control Authority) grounds and a couple of their site projects on Wednesday, August 30th from 9am to noon. Below are some of the things that Master Gardeners can expect to see on the tour.
SSCAFCA Headquarters: Completed in 2010, SSCAFCA headquarters was designed and constructed as an example of Arid Low Impact Development techniques for harvesting storm water from a site and using it to irrigate the native landscaping.
Lower Montoyas Water Quality Facility: This facility, constructed on the main stem of an active arroyo, integrates low impact development techniques into more traditional civil engineering functions. A variety of different techniques were used and evaluated for durability in the relatively extreme environment of main arroyo flows.
Harvey Jones Channel Outlet: At the very bottom of the Montoyas Arroyo system, SSCAFCA, the City of Rio Rancho, MRGCD, the Village of Corrales and The Nature Conservancy combined efforts and resources to construct a wetlands where the Montoyas Arroyo intersects with the Rio Grande. By redirecting reclaimed water effluent and directing storm water we have been able to create a wetlands habitat that will benefit wildlife and water quality.
When: Wednesday, August 30th from 9am to noon
Where: Southern Sandoval County Arroyo Flood Control Authority
1041 Commercial Dr SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124
What to Bring: Please bring some water, a hat and your SEMG name badge.
Who to contact: Rachel Zweig, (479)332-9162, email@example.com