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.

Sunday, November 10 and November 17
2:00pm – 3:30pm

Explore the mysteries of Chinese Qigong in a beautiful setting with instructor Marcy Pincus. Cloud Hands is a one movement posture that incorporates many of the benefits of Tai Chi.

Minimum donation is $10.00. A portion benefits the Open Space Alliance. Space is limited. Please call 897-8831 to register.

Saturday, November 16
9:00am – 5:00pm

The Open Space Visitor Center (OSVC) invites the citizens of Albuquerque to help us welcome the Sandhill cranes back to their winter habitat along the Middle Rio Grande river valley with this annual family-friendly event.

Twenty-one acres of agricultural land are the backdrop of this unique facility that includes an art gallery, interpretive exhibits, and a wildlife preserve.

This event features presentations, children’s activities, viewing scopes, crafts, workshops, and more!

FREE. See www.cabq.gov/openspace for a full schedule of activities, or call 897-8831 for more details.

Saturday, November 16
9:45am – noon

November’s walk features Scott Wiggerman of Dos Gatos Press. Scott will share nature-related poems (Joy Harjo’s “Remember,” Arthur Sze’s “The Shapes of Leaves”) among others.

Participants are encouraged to bring a notebook and write lines of poetry based on their own observations. During the walk, participants will have a chance to formulate lines for a bosque-themed poem as we navigate the River Loop and Canopy Loop trails along the Rio Grande (about 2 miles).

Please call 897-8831 to register.

Sunday, November 17
11:00am–1:00pm

Join us for the Annual Food Swap, co-hosted by the Slow Food ABQ and the City of Albuquerque Open Space Visitor Center.

Bring three to five homemade or homegrown food items like a loaf of bread, homemade jams, eggs from your backyard chickens, herbs, baked goods, soups, etc., to trade. Items must be made or grown by you.

This is a great way to diversify your pantry’s goodies by trading them for others.

Call 897-8831 for more information.

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