River and Bosque Improvements
Photo by Bill Tondreau
Rio Grande Valley State Park Improvements
Update: November 2013
The level of interest about planning for proposed improvements to the Bosque within Rio Grande Valley State Park has been exceptional and has resulted in good discussion and many ideas on how to plan for the future of the Rio Grande Valley State Park.
The City is happy to receive requests for updates on the process. In order to be as responsive as we can to the many kinds of invitations we receive, and to schedule meetings with a uniformly good team response we will begin the process of formal educational forums and public involvement with the new year in January/February 2014.
We feel that open, honest, and reasoned dialogue about the pros and cons of many issues will help attain the best outcomes. This will rely on meeting formats that are presentational and informational with good opportunity for questions and answers and dialogue. It will also require the availability of our team members with expertise on policy, land management, and ecology. We ask for your patience while we ensure that the project team can attend any upcoming meetings or forums.
This is also an important time because field work and environmental studies associated with this project are only just beginning, and recent public comments are being incorporated into a range of possible designs for Bosque restoration, access, signage, and education.
It is important to let you know the following:
1) The proposed improvements are specific proposals for the area between the Central Ave. Bridge and the I-40 crossing of the river.
2) The City of Albuquerque is committed to development of projects that will align with the Bosque Action Plan, which is an approved plan adopted in 1993 and was developed to guide management of resource and wildlife protection, recreation and education.
3) The Open Space Division of the Parks & Recreation Department has hired the Environmental Consultant, SWCA, who has started the important environmental monitoring which will continue into 2014 and will set the stage for more detailed design so that a quality dialogue with the public can occur.
The City asks for patience and support as we move forward with the initial steps of this project. Together, we can all make the Bosque a better place and reap the benefits of caring for our precious resource. Please subscribe to the e-newsletter for updates.
Comments may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to The Mayor's Office, PO Box 1293, Albuquerque NM 87103.
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