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We have a number of Open Space events, public meetings and a dedication this week. See below for more information. Also, this is the time to apply to the Master Naturalist program.

Carlito Springs Public Meeting

James McGrane Public Safety Complex (487 Public School Rd. Tijeras, NM)

March 22, 5:45-8 p.m.

Bernalillo County will be closing Carlito Springs. Come learn about future improvements and a forest health initiative at this beloved property. No need to register, just come on down. Refreshments and snacks will be provided.


Meeting Agenda:

Ø  5:45-6:15 p.m., Open House and Refreshments

Ø  6:15-6:30 p.m., Welcome Remarks and Introductions

Ø  6:30-7 p.m., Phase II Design and Project Scope

Ø  7-7:15, Quality Life Community Fund

Ø  7:15–7:45 p.m., Forest Health Initiative

Ø  7:45- 8 p.m., Fire Safety

Backyard Farming Series

Gutierrez-Hubbell House (6029 Isleta Blvd. SW)

Landscape for Life

This nationally recognized program covers the basics needed to plan and design your home garden landscape focusing on sustainability, permaculture, and wise use of our limited natural resources. Each workshop builds on information shared from previous classes and offers tools to assess your home landscape. Participants who attend all five sessions will receive a certificate and have a chance to win a free rain barrel and other giveaways.

Landscape for Life: Class 3- Successful Water Practices & Role of Plants

March 24, 9 a.m. – noon

Vining Fruits Workshop

March 24, 1-3 p.m.

Learn the whole spectrum of vining plants – from site selection to planting, growing, the importance of weed control, and pruning to get the best out of the vine. Ongoing vine management including shoot selection, leaf stripping and canopy management will also be discussed. Go out in the fresh air to learn the practical aspects with a demonstration and be set loose on the grape and blackberry vines in the heritage vineyard for some hands-on experience.

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History and Culture of New Mexico Series

Gutierrez-Hubbell House (6029 Isleta Blvd. SW)

Proud and Strong Women, The Role of Women in NM History

March 25, 1-2:30 p.m.

Presenter: Henrietta Christmas

Women in colonial New Mexico retained their identities, names, and rights to be involved in land deals, purchase homes, trade for goods and even fulfill their dying wishes. This presentation share the histories of these amazing women, their families, and their legacies.

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Historic Marker Dedication for Josefa Baca

Gutierrez-Hubbell House (6029 Isleta Blvd. SW)

March 25, 2:30 p.m.

You are cordially invited to the dedication of the Josepha Baca Historical Marker that is part of the New Mexico Historic Women Marker Initiative. The dedication will follow the presentation on Proud and Strong Women, The Role of Women in NM History. Don’t miss out on this historic moment. Registration is not required, and light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Stark Urban Open Space Public Input Meeting

Wilson Middle School (1138 Cardenas Dr., SE)

March 28, 6-8 p.m.

Bernalillo County is hosting the second in a series of community agriculture and open space workshops, in conjunction with the UNM CityLab. The workshop is a continuation of the work UNM students are doing to develop design ideas and conceptual site plans for a unified approach to open spaces and agriculture in the Albuquerque urban core.

Master Naturalist Program—Time to Apply

Applications due March 31 for this summer’s training.

The Master Naturalist Program is ideal for individuals who have a love for the outdoors, curiosity of the natural environment, desire to work with others, and passion to support conservation measures that improve land health. Dedicated participants will experience a wide range of FREE classes and hands-on field experiences totaling 55 hours. Upon completion of the classes, participants will carry out a service project on Open Space properties during the course of the following year. Apply today to this award-winning program and make a difference by become a steward of Open Space.

Click on the following link for more information and the application due March 31

For more information or help with registering for any of these Open Space events, contact:

Colleen Langan-McRoberts, or call 505-314-0398

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