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, January 19
2:00pm-3:00pm

Now that the Sandhill Cranes have settled in for their winter sojourn in our fields, the Visitor Center offers a contemplative appreciation of these fascinating birds. Long-time Open Space volunteer and retired professor specializing in Asian culture, Joelle Collier, PhD, will discuss the symbolic importance of the crane in the Far East.

As a professor of film and theatre for 25 years, Joelle Collier, Ph.D., had a specialization in Chinese-language cinema. She served as Vice-Chair of the international Asian Cinema Studies Society from 2000-2010 and has published essays in film journals and anthologies. Since retirement, she has been an active Open Space volunteer.

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

Saturday, January 26
1:30pm – 4:00pm

The class will cover the basics of home composting in the desert. The science, art, materials, methods, choices and benefits will be included. Then, particular emphasis will be on successful use of tumbling bin containers.

Prior to the class, participants will benefit from reading Tips for Using Composting Tumbler Bins in the Desert. Instructor: John Zarola. Space is limited. To register, call 505-897-8831 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org

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