Mayor Martin J. Chavez announces:
The 8th ANNUAL “SPRING CLEAN UP” IN THE SANDIA FOOTHILLS
A Celebration of the Sandia Mountains and Open Space
Each Saturday of the month of April you can help clean and protect the Major Public Open Space of the Sandia foothills! Citizens of Albuquerque know that they live next to a natural treasure, the Sandia Mountains. The Sandia Foothills Open Space is one of our most visible and visited Major Public Open Spaces. Places like the Embudito and Piedra Lisa Open Spaces are the gateways to the Sandia Mountain Wilderness and offer wonderful opportunities to enjoy nature.
“The City of Albuquerque Open Space Division offers 28,000 acres of spectacular views, diverse landscapes and hundreds of miles of easy to challenging trails,” says Mayor Martin Chavez. In the Sandia foothills alone, the public can enjoy 2,650 acres and a myriad of multi-use trails open to hikers, bikers and horseback riders. So help the environment and your community, participate in Spring Clean Up in the Foothills this April.Spring Clean Up in the Foothills begins April 5 and continues every Saturday through April 26.
Volunteers will do general clean up activities that protect the wildlife and landscape of the foothills. Volunteers should bring work gloves, water and sun protection and wear sturdy shoes (no sandals).
Work days begin at 9am and end at 1pm. Registration begins at 8:00am. Groups welcome, but please carpool.
Work days will be at these locations east of Tramway Blvd:
April 5 at Copper
April 12 at Indian School
April 19 at Menaul
April 26 at Piedra Lisa (south of Candelaria and east of Camino de la Sierra)