National River Cleanup
Saturday, May 21, 2016
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
REGISTRATION: Register with REI.com.
Join American Rivers, the City of Albuquerque Open Space Division, Kirtland Outdoor Recreation, REI, the Rotary Club of Albuquerque, the West Central Alliance of Neighbors and other organizations for this annual cleanup of the Rio Grande! Volunteers will meet on the northwest side of the Rio Grande off of the Central Avenue Bridge and Sunset.
Parking spaces are limited, so please carpool! Registered volunteers are invited to stay for a prize drawing starting at 12:30 p.m. For more information about this or other volunteer opportunities in Open Space, please contact Jim Sattler [email protected] or call (505) 452-5213.
PLEASE NOTE: For 2016, depending on water levels in the Rio Grande, the guided rafts provided by Kirtland Air Force Outdoor Recreation may not be available. If so, the event will focus on trash cleanup in different areas along the banks of the river and in the bosque.
Experienced boaters are encouraged to clean trash in the river with your own raft, kayak, or canoe. See Open Space Website for details.
NEW FOR 2016
For 2016, the City of Albuquerque Open Space Visitor Center is hosting a National River Cleanup project to help protect and restore the habitat found on the 55 acre site, which includes a wetland and wildlife habitat.
Contact Kent Swanson at [email protected] or call 897-8831 for details and to register.
The Open Space Visitor Center (OSVC) has exhibits interpreting the natural and cultural resources the Open Space Division protects. It also features an art gallery, agricultural fields that draw a variety of wildlife and stunning views of the Sandia Mountains.