Join your neighbors, Bureau of Land Management, the National Cave and Karst Research Institute in cleaning up caves and sinkholes to keep our water and land clean for all to use. The US Bureau of Land Management is teaming up with the National Cave and Karst Research Institute to include you and regional caving groups in a series of mini-projects to help clean caves and sinkholes. Using both heavy equipment and volunteer labor, we’ll remove garbage, recycle what can be salvaged, and then safely dispose the rest.
UPCOMING CLEAN UPS:
New Mexico: Lincoln County Project
The next sinkhole clean up has not been scheduled. To find out more information contact Knutt Peterson at the Roswell Bureau Land Management office.
To see photos of previous cleanups, learn more about on going projects and the geologic history or Lincoln County go to our Sinkhole Events page.
Why do we clean up sinkholes?
Caves and sinkholes are the natural features with one purpose-to put water into karst aquifers, our underground water supply. They need our help to keep them clean and safe. Removing waste materials from these groundwater entry points and finding safe ways to dispose of toxic are ways that we can help maintain safe water for us and our livelihoods.