Gila Resources Information Project (GRIP) and Silver City Watershed Keepers are looking for volunteers to help with stream restoration work along San Vicente Creek. According to a news release, “with funding from the NM Environment Department River Stewardship Program, Gila Resources Information Project (GRIP) has partnered with the Town of Silver City, Stream Dynamics, Gila WoodNet, Lone Mountain Natives, and the Silver City Watershed Keepers to address water quality impairments and threats to riparian habitat in San Vicente Creek.” The project includes the redesigning of sewer line access routes, constructing grade control structures and water harvesting earthworks, and check dams in a tributary that is experiencing severe erosion. Volunteers are needed on Friday, February 24th and/or Saturday, February 25th from 8:30 A.M. to 12 noon to help spread native grass, wildflower seeds, and mulch at the River Stewardship stream restoration site along San Vicente Creek. Meet at the Murray Ryan Visitor Center at 201 North Hudson Street at 8:30 A.M. to carpool or caravan to the site.

The HMS Mobile Health Unit will be offering “no appointment needed” COVID vaccinations in Lordsburg every Thursday in February at two locations: Western Bank from 9:00 A.M. to 12 noon and at Saucedo’s from 1:00 to 4:00 P.M. In addition, each Tuesday this month, the Mobile Unit will be available at the WNMU Silver City campus from 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Additional times and locations are available by visiting h m s hyphen n m dot org.

The Silver City Public Library will host an open technology lab tomorrow, February 15th, from 2:00-4:00pm. Knowledgeable staff and volunteers will be available to answer all types of technology questions. Individuals are urged to bring their own devices and library staff and volunteers will be available to help them troubleshoot and practice.