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Open Space News and Newsletter

Stay up to date about Open Space with our newsletters and notices concerning Open Space lands.

Call for Fiber Art “Earth Threads” at the Open Space Visitor Center

The City of Albuquerque Open Space Visitor Center will present an exhibit of fiber arts. The exhibit will run through July 27th. The theme provides an opportunity for artists working in all fiber media to create an original work inspired by any aspect of the idea of “Earth Threads”: land and soil conservation, community, habitat and ecosystems, the effects of climate change on our native landscapes, the beauty of our New Mexico public lands, or anything else that moves you to create. Fiber artists of all levels working in all media are invited to submit their work through February 22nd, 2019.

The Open Space News, January-March 2017

The winter edition of the Open Space Newsletter. Our superintendent, Dr. Schmader, retires, volunteer opportunities, upcoming Visitor Center events, photos around Open Space land, and, of course, the Duende Onion!

October - December 2014: Volume 15, Issue 4

Tony Barron, Assistant Open Space Superintendent, started working for the City’s Parks and Recreation Department on November 15th, 1982. He will be retiring this fall. Here, Tony recounts some of his early experiences at the Open Space Division.

October - December 2013: Volume 14, Issue 4

It’s hard to believe that summer is just about over and fall is creeping upon us. Once again we made it through fire closures and drought followed by over three inches of rain in July, with an epic storm blasting 90MPH winds. El Duende’s Pulaski needs a good sharpening after having to deal with all those trees and branches that were blocking our bosque trails.

July - September 2013: Volume 14, Issue 3

While closures are in effect, the City and the Open Space Division strive to provide our citizens with recreationalopportunities throughout the year. The Open Space Summer Series (details on page 7) continues through August and offers many chances to enjoy the outdoors and some of the best music, entertainmentand speakers in Albuquerque.

April - June 2012: Volume 13, Issue 2

Spring is a busy time in Open Space. We welcome volunteer support as the weather warms and we prepare for summer. I will give you some headlines of ways you can participate. Don’t forget that the Open Space Alliance rewards volunteers with food and prizes at our cleanup projects. Bring the whole family to these exciting events!

January - March 2012: Volume 13, Issue 1

In the spring of 2011 the City of Albuquerque’s Open Space Division (OSD) submitted a project to the “International Awards for Liveable Communities” (LivCom Awards) in Berkshire, England. Albuquerque’s submission was “Glass Gardens” Environmental Restoration and Habitat Enhancement. This year the LivCom Awards committee announced that the City of Albuquerque was one of only a few cities in the United States chosen as a fi nalist for the Project Awards. Congratulations are due to the City’s Open Space Division for receiving this important recognition.