Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

South Valley To Spruce Up Open Space.(Metropolitan)

Byline: Juliet V. Casey Journal Staff Writer

South Valley residents are planning a cleanup this weekend in a weed-choked field where alfalfa once colored 15 acres.

Bernalillo County bought the land last year to preserve as open space at the urging of community groups, including the South Valley Coalition of Neighborhood Associations and the Allan Savory Center for Holistic Management.

"This is a very important project," said Joe Hlifka, who is a member of the neighborhood coalition. "In the South Valley, there's never been a recreation place where people can go, and within a couple of years, this property will be open to the public."

The cleanup, sponsored by the South Valley Open Space Committee, will be from 9 a. …

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