Rio Rancho Mayor Gregg Hull

RIO RANCHO, N.M. – Rio Rancho Mayor Gregg Hull and the City of Rio Rancho’s Keep Rio Rancho Beautiful Division (KRRB) invite citizens to take part in the Mayor’s Rally in the Desert community cleanup event on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

“Illegal dumpsites are a stain on our community,” said Hull. “Over the past three years through this event we have banded together and collected more than 65 tons of waste from our beautiful open spaces.”

The event gives people an opportunity to work together with one goal in mind – keep the community clean and beautiful. Individuals, nonprofit organizations, and sports teams are encouraged to take part in this event and compete with other groups in clearing litter and debris from parks, roadways, and mesas/open spaces. Cleanup sites will be assigned to groups.

Registered volunteers will have access to cleanup dumpsters, trash bags and gloves. The first 300 volunteers will receive reusable water bottles, reusable straws, and other resources. The top three groups that remove the largest amount of waste will receive cash prizes provided by Waste Management of New Mexico, Inc.

To register for the event, please visit and complete and submit the registration form by Monday, Sept. 12.

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