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Make a Difference Day

This day of spirited volunteerism is an enjoyable event for the whole family.

Make A Difference Day VolunteersWHAT:  Make a Difference Day is a national day of community service held annually at the end of October.  Each year, volunteers throughout Albuquerque work to help improve the quality of life in our community through service projects.

The City of Albuquerque Space Division and our partner organization the Nicodemus Wilderness Project participate in Make a Difference Day by organizing a variety of conservation activities that take place at the Piedra Lisa Open Space located at the end of Candelaria.

Projects include: trail maintenance, trail building, trash cleanup, graffiti removal, etc. Trail tools, equipment, and water are provided. Volunteers should dress in layers, wear sun protection and hiking boots, and bring work gloves.

WHEN: Annually at the end of October. Please see the Open Space Calendar of Events for the date of this year's Make a Difference Day.

The Nicodemus Wilderness Project is a worldwide organization based in Albuquerque and the adopters of the Piedra Lisa Open Space.  Their mission is "to protect wildlife and our environment and to build future conservation leaders by engaging youth in environmental stewardship projects worldwide".  Their program helps to elevate young people (especially at-risk and low-income kids and teens) into leadership roles by engaging them in environmental stewardship projects.

For more information about Make a Difference Day please call 452-5200 or email [email protected]