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Petroglyph Cleanup

Project to cleanup the open space area in the Piedras Marcadas Canyon.

A Dumping Ground for Construction Debris

Albuquerque City Councilor Dan Lewis is proud to announce that cleanup has begun on the City of Albuquerque open space area at the head of Piedras Marcadas Canyon on Albuquerque's West Side.

The canyon is home to several dozen ancient petroglyphs. For decades, this area was a dumping ground for construction debris including concrete sidewalks, curb and gutter, old flooring and plaster, and household trash.

This latest cleanup effort, paid for out of the councilor's set-aside fund, will remove accessible piles of concrete rubble and get the mesa a step closer to its pristine state.

"Treasures that Deserve to be Protected"

Councilor Lewis says Petroglyph areas like these within the city limits are treasures that deserve to be protected and enjoyed by all.

"We appreciate the community input from the residents of the Sundance Estates neighborhood who brought this need to our attention," he said. "We're glad to protect an important part of the Petroglyphs and help make this part of City of Albuquerque open space a place everyone can enjoy."

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Contact Information

Rachel Miller

Policy Analyst

Albuquerque City Council

(505) 768-3189