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"Into the Wild" For the First Time in NM

September 26, 2008

Deming, NM - They're going into the wild, some for the first time, and anyone can join them. Tomorrow is National Public Lands Day, with events planned across the country and in New Mexico. One is a hike by a group of young people from Deming. They will explore Fillmore Canyon on public land near Dripping Springs. Michelle Otero, with the Wilderness Society, says many of the young hikers will be experiencing wilderness for the first time.

"We'll be showing them there's a world outside of television and media. What we are really doing is raising the next generation of people who are going to care about the land."

Otero says Public Lands Day is about setting aside time to get re-acquainted with our special places, and then introducing young people to those places.

"We can talk about it all we want, but the greatest gift we can give is just taking young people out into these wilderness areas and helping them develop a love for it."

This hike will be led by members of the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance. In addition, a number of other events are planned on public lands across the state for people of all ages. The complete list is at

Eric Mack/Don Mathisen, Public News Service - NM