FARMINGTON, NM – NAPI is well-known for being one of the largest contiguous farms in the United States. To show appreciation for the land and commemorate Earth Day on April 22, NAPI employees will pick trash in a span of over 30 miles on April 21.
The annual event has each department participate, including contractors who lease land at NAPI. Approximately 250 employees will participate in the Earth Day event. NAPI will pick trash along route N3005 near Ojo Amarillo Housing to N3003. The cleaning will continue from N3003 to Highway 550. Included are the frontage road N4100, near the NAPI Headquarters; and routes N4022, N4067, N4066 near Region 1 and Region 2 Complex.
“NAPI cares for the land and emphasizes sustainability for generations to come,” says Ryan Garcia, Corn Crop Manager. “We will always strive to do our best for the farm and our community.”
The event will begin at 7:30 a.m. with a safety meeting for department managers. The employees will start to pick trash by 8:00 a.m. and complete by 12:00 p.m. On the same day, Upper Fruitland Chapter will pick trash on N0363 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and continue cleaning on April 22 from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
“Safety is precedence at NAPI, we are requiring each person to wear their personal protective equipment (PPE),” says Rhoda Adeky, Safety Officer. “Our security and safety department will monitor traffic along the routes and distribute bottled water to all the participants.”
NAPI requests the general public traveling on the farm to be mindful of those who are picking trash along the routes.
For more information on NAPI, contact 505-566-2600.