National River Clean-up

Help restore the health and beauty of the Rio Grande!


This event has already happened.
May 21, 2022
08:30 AM - 12:30 PM


Bosque near Central Ave
Central Ave. Bridge
Albuquerque, NM 87102


Exact location TBD. Check back for details!

Join the City of Albuquerque Open Space Division and the Open Space Alliance for a morning of stewardship in the Rio Grande bosque! Arrive by 8:30 to enjoy donated morning snacks, sign in, and choose a project. Prize for the weirdest piece of trash!

There are three ways to participate:

1. Community cleanup at the northwest corner of Central Ave. bridge. Parking is limited, so please carpool if possible. Volunteers should dress for working outdoors and bring water, a hat, work gloves, and sunscreen. Kirtland Outdoor Recreation will also provide rafts for a limited number of people to clean along the river. Spaces are limited to arrive early the day of the event to reserve your space!

2. Organize your own bosque clean-up. If you have a favorite area of the bosque, consider hosting a clean-up of your own! Open Space will provide trash bags; call 768-4209 to sign up.

3. Clean the river if your own boat. You must provide your own transportation and shuttle for your boat. Visit for required NM State Parks Boating safety regulations.

Volunteers should create an account and register for the event at, or contact Dionne Epps at [email protected] or 768-4960.




Dionne Epps