Welcome to the Open Space Alliance

The Open Space Alliance is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to promote public awareness and conservation of Open Space lands, and to educate the public about the natural, historic, cultural, educational, and recreational aspects of Open Space areas.

Vision: Residents and visitors will understand and value Albuquerque’s Open Space Program, and recognize the Open Space Alliance as an avenue for stewardship and engagement.

Mission: OSA will enhance the experiences of all users of Albuquerque Open Space lands by providing financial support for Open Space programs; by advocating for sustainability and expansion of Open Space programs; and by encouraging increased public involvement with and use of Open Space lands.

Saturday, August 17
9:00am – 12:00pm

Photographer and entomologist Dave Melius presents a fascinating discussion and slide show of the weird and wonderful world of insects, with an emphasis on the insects found in our Albuquerque’s Open Spaces such as the bosque and Sandia Foothills.

If you love the beauty of Monarch butterflies or are curious about strange insects such as the Assassin Beetles and Robber Flies, join us and learn what might be crawling around your own yard!

Space is limited. Please call 897-8831 to register.

Saturday, August 24
9:00am – 12:00pm

Are you a walker, hiker, equestrian or bicyclist who would like to have your observations assist in the overall protection of Open Space lands? Can you picture yourself spending a couple of hours each week at the Open Space Visitor Center, a gentle retreat within the city limits?

Become part of the community of Open Space and lend your talents in any number of ways from special events, to education, interpretation, gardening, publicity, trail maintenance and more.

Space is limited. Please call 897-8831 to register.

Saturday, August 24
2:00pm – 4:00pm

Jerry Tuttle of Zoo Crew Kids will lead a discussion on America’s most legendary lizard. The presentation will include a live demonstration of a Gila monster and a Mexican beaded lizard and will culminate in a feeding demo after the talk.

FREE. Space is limited. Call 897-8831 to sign up.

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