Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

BEAUTIFYING THE BOSQUE.(West Side Journal)

While their friends may be sitting on the couch channel surfing, 15 students from area high schools are cleaning up the bosque and learning a little something along the way.

They are participating in the four-week Jardines del Bosque Research Station summer program, which gives students a chance to learn about conserving water and the cultural and medicinal uses of plants in the bosque. Students are paid $200 a week for participating.

Last weekend, the students collected wood in the bosque and gave it out to the public for firewood and to limit fire danger.

The program is organized and partly funded by the National Hispanic Cultural Center. Other organizations that help pay for the $68,000 annual summer program include the U. …

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