Four kids working at Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge in the year 2010 wanted to be remembered for their cement work near a migrating bird observation deck.
Tyler and Grant Speer, Anne Clark, Jesse M. Trujillo, Rayanna Saenz ably supervised by Rick Ozbun were understandably proud of their contributions to the beautification of a Roswell treasure which is destination spot of the famous Sandhill cranes which head to Refuge from Canada and North Pole area. The refuge is a haven for many other beautiful wading and shoreline birds such as the snowy plovers, killdeer, and avocets who raise their chicks here. Also a domicile to great egrets, great blue herons, snowy egrets.
$3.9 million was earmarked for Youth Conservation Corps Projects that had to be completed in six months or less. Corps members were between the ages of 14 and 25 and involved in projects in New Mexico that:
Preserve, maintain and enhance natural resources by protecting air, fish, forest land, water and wildlife;
Rehabilitate and improve cultural, historical and agricultural resources by helping to maintain and improve botanical gardens, historic sites, libraries, museums, parks, parkways, refuges, trails, zoos and other recreational and natural areas.