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Join the City of Albuquerque Open Space Division for this annual cleanup of the Rio Grande


May 17, 2014
08:00 AM - 01:00 PM


Central Avenue Bridge at Sunset
Central and Sunset
Albuquerque, NM 87105



Volunteers must pre-register online with REI. Stay tuned for more details. You may also call (505) 247-1191.


The event hub is on the northwest side of the Central Avenue Bridge at Central and Sunset. Parking spaces are limited, so please carpool!

Donated Lunch and Prize Drawing:

Registered volunteers are invited for a delicious donated meal and 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 Kent Swanson [email protected] or call (505) 452-5200.


For 2014, depending on water levels in the Rio Grande, the guided rafts provided by Kirtland Air Force Outdoor Recreation may not be available. If this is the case, the event will focus on trash cleanup in different areas along the banks of the river and in the bosque. Experienced boaters will still encouraged to clean trash in the river with your own raft, kayak, or canoe. See below for details.



1. Community Bosque Cleanup at the Central Avenue Bridge: Cleanup activities for all ages in the bosque along the Central Avenue Bridge.

2. Organize your own Bosque Cleanup: Have a favorite area of the bosque? Consider hosting a River Cleanup of your own! The Open Space Division will supply trash bags and dispose of the collected trash. Those wishing to organize a cleanup must contact the Open Space Division at 452-5213 or email [email protected].

3. Clean the River in Your Own Kayak, Canoe, or Raft: Experienced boaters may sign up to clean trash in the river with your own raft, kayak, or canoe. You must provide your own transportation and shuttle for your boat. The Open Space Division will provide you with trash bags and will dispose of the collected trash. Also, be aware that due to unseasonably low flows in the river this spring, it may be challenging to float the river. Call the Open Space Division at 452-5216 or email [email protected] for more information and to sign up to clean the river in your own boat. Boaters must follow all NM State Parks boating regulations to participate. See www.emnrd.state.nm.usLeaving www.cabq.gov, click for disclaimer or call (505) 476-3200 for more information on boating regulations.

4. Quiet Water Paddling hosts a River Cleanup for experienced boaters. See www.quietwaterspaddling.comLeaving www.cabq.gov, click for disclaimer for details.


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