Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Pajarito Open Space Set For Saturday Cleanup.(Metropolitan)

Byline: Journal Staff Report


South Valley residents whose cleanup of the Pajarito Open Space in November was canceled by bad weather will try again Saturday.

"It's going to be an old-fashioned ditch-cleaning," said Joe Hlifka, a member of the South Valley Coalition of Neighborhood Associations' open-space committee.

Bernalillo County bought the 15 acres at Don Felipe and Beck Road SW with money from the 1998 open- space mill levy. It also is known as the Beck property and was a small farm at one time.

County planner Clay Campbell of the Parks and Recreation Department said that Saturday looked like the "first chance on the calendar" to organize the cleanup again. …

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