Abq seeks input on plan for Rio Grande

Rio Grande, January 2012. Photo by Laura Paskus

Tonight and tomorrow, the City of Albuquerque will be hosting two meetings about ABQ the Plan and The Rio Grande Corridor.

According to an email from the city:

Albuquerque’s Rio Grande Vision is about connecting Albuquerque to the river, and protecting the spectacular amenity and resource that flows through the heart of our community. The Rio Grande Corridor in Albuquerque is a hidden ecological jewel that needs to be seen and experienced in order to be fully appreciated by the community and protected for future generations. The Mayor’s Office is leading a team of planners, engineers, designers, scientists and economists who will be evaluating conditions along the river. The planning team will be reaching out to the community to learn more about the Rio Grande in Albuquerque, and then developing concepts that will protect the Rio Grande while making it an integral part of people’s lives.

Here are the details on the meetings:

October 2nd Town Hall Meeting on ABQ the Plan : Rio Grande Vision and 50-mile Loop
Location: Albuquerque Museum
Time: 5:30 – 7:00 pm

October 3rd Town Hall Meeting on ABQ the Plan : Rio Grande Vision and 50-mile Loop
Location: Open Space Visitor’s Center
Time: 5:30 – 7:00 pm

For more information, visit:


You can also read an interview with Albuquerque Mayor Richard J. Berry about his plan for the river corridor here. (I conducted that interview for the UNM School of Law’s Utton Center and its August issue of Environmental Flows Bulletin.)



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