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Beautify Columbus New Mexico (BCNM) hit record numbers this weekend as they cleaned up in advance of a congressional visit. According to Ravelle Flores, one of the group founders, BCNM collected a record 30 bags of trash this weekend alone. That brings the grand total collected since it’s November start to approximately 150 bags.
The group began as a small neighborhood effort devoted to picking up trash on Slocum street and has expanded to include 15+ volunteers and over 200 “labor of love” hours.