Work Parties Move Earth for Water

Volunteer and come to a work party at community sites on Sunday, May 3.

Together with Soilution’s Adaptive Terrain Systems and East Central Ministries, Querencia Green is hosting a field trip for participants in the national River Rally.   Visitors will stop at La Mesa Neighborhood Garden Park and the Tijeras Creek Restoration site, two community-driven, outdoor spaces that are associated with Tijeras Creek, a major tributary of the middle Rio Grande.  Some of the visitors have never been in New Mexico, and we want to share some urban and rural experiences “up the watershed.”

Join the site managers at one of the sites to move mulch, improve the water catchment basins’ soil health and meet more water harvesting / soil health champions.  Experience rainwater harvesting and essential maintenance tasks after April’s wonderful showers!

La Mesa Neighborhood Garden Park                2 – 4 pm

406 Espanola St. NE, Albuquerque  – NW corner of Espanola and Copper; park on the street.

Enjoy an hour or two with John Bulten of East Central Ministries, team partners, and neighbors who are creating the Garden Park.  Water harvesting basins that were planted last year with trees and shrubs need maintenance.  Fluff the soil, move wood mulch, and improve soil and water systems!

Tijeras Creek Restoration Site                  8am – 5pm

24 Public School Road, Tijeras – just south of the I-40 exit for Tijeras, past the stoplight.

Join Jim Brooks of Soilutions / Adaptive Terrain Systems and community volunteers to maintain stormwater catchment basins, berms & swales, explore soil sponges, and weed out invasive plants!  Park in the school parking lot and look to the stream bank.

Bring your water bottle, hat, work gloves, and wear work clothes; also raking or weeding tools if you have them.

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