John Fleck presents “New Mexico’s Rio Grande: Fate of a 21st Century River.” A former science writer at The Albuquerque Journal and current writer in residence at the University of New Mexico Water Resources Program, Fleck has published many books, including The Tree Ring Tales: Understanding our Changing Climate. In this presentation, he speaks about our beloved river under stress, as we try to do too much with it. Can we find a way forward that meets the community’s needs while respecting the river and the open space around it on their own terms?
Come voice your thoughts and ideas.
2:00pm – 3:30pm
Learn the ABC’s of this popular Mexican tradition and how it relates to our fragile fish and butterflies. Then, pull out your ruler and scissors to make your own paper and wire marigolds, monarchs, and minnows. It will be a somewhat somber and mostly silly, creative affair for the whole family.
5:00pm – 7:00pm
With an almost full moon as a romantic backdrop, come enjoy an evening of swing with “Last Call.” Bring your sweater, lawn chair, and a picnic to enjoy a FREE concert on our beautiful patio, overlooking fields of gold and watermelon-hued foothills.
Contact (505) 897-8831 for more information.
8:30am – 1:00pm
Come join us for a day of giving back to our beloved river. Service projects for all ages may include trail work, re-vegetation, and trash clean up at the Shining River Access to the Rio Grande Valley State Park south of Paseo del Norte Bridge.
The first 80 people to pre-register will receive a free t-shirt the day of the event, courtesy of REI!
For registration information and further details call 247-1191 or visit the City of Albuquerque Open Space Division webpage.
10:00am – 12:30pm
This is an orientation session for both Trail Watch volunteers and Open Space Visitor Center Volunteers.
Join the City of Albuquerque Open Space Division volunteer team and support a community-based commitment to promote conservation and appreciation for the integrity of our local public lands. The Major Public Open Space System includes over 29,000 acres of diverse lands. Effective management of these special areas is enhanced by public involvement through volunteering.
Trail Watch volunteers are the eyes and ears of Open Space. The ambassadors of Open Space extend to the Open Space Visitor Center. If you are interested in participating as an interpreter, education assistant, media mogul or a reception desk greeter, please do come and learn the ABC’s of our team at the Open Space Visitor Center.
Please register at (505) 897-8831. Bring a driver’s license with you. See you there!