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BernCo Open Space Events This Fall

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Check out the amazing events taking place at Bernalillo County Open Space properties this fall!

BernCo's Animal Care and Resource Center

Animal Shelter Rendering
The new BernCo Animal Care and Resource Center will be open from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays through Saturdays with adoptions from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The center will be closed on Sundays, Mondays and all Bernalillo County holidays.

County Spotlight

food vendor
Registration for artisans and food trucks is now open for the East Mountain Celebration, a District 5 community event, and are due by Friday, Aug. 30 at noon.
weed pulling
Since BernCo banned the use of glyphosate on its properties and open spaces in April following concerns about its safety, the county’s land management team has been implementing numerous strategies to manage weeds in affected areas.
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On Aug. 20 the BernCo Commission approved a paid time off ordinance that will mandate business owners in the unincorporated areas of the county, with two or more employees, to provide paid leave. The ordinance will take effect on July 1, 2020.
carlito springs
County Commissioners approved funding for up to $2 million for phase two of the Carlito Springs Open Space renovations project in the East Mountains. Phase two project renovations will include the main house, public spaces and a caretaker unit.
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On Aug. 20 the County Commission passed a resolution approving the purchase of the 147.2 acre Anderson Farm Open Space property in the South Valley.
youth winter basketball league
Bernalillo County residents can register now for fall and winter sports leagues, including adult fall softball and youth winter basketball.
commissioner quezada
On Saturday, Aug. 17, BernCo Commissioner Quezada and City Councilor Peña hosted the grand opening of the County Behavioral Health Initiative (BHI) funded Peer Drop-In Center.
shotgun and shells
Bernalillo County District 5 Commissioner Charlene Pyskoty is urging those who want to discharge firearms in the county to be careful and respectful around residents’ property and livestock.
Law Enforcement
The City of Albuquerque and APD have announced the launch of APD’s Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion program [LEAD]. Bernalillo County LEAD is a collaborative effort between the Bernalillo County’s Department of Behavioral Health Services, the Sheriff’s Office, the City of Albuquerque, APD, Bernalillo County District Attorney, the Law Offices of the Public Defender, and individuals with lived experiences.
needles
The community within Bernalillo County has joined efforts to clean the community’s streets of needles and syringes, to make Bernalillo County a safe place to work and play. Since the advent of these efforts, over 13,000 needles have been reported and picked-up by various organizations including volunteers, city, and county workers.
mosquito
The City of Albuquerque Environmental Health Department and Bernalillo County Planning and Development Services Department announced Aug. 1 that the first West Nile virus positive mosquitoes of 2019 were collected in Bernalillo County in the past week. The mosquitoes were collected during routine mosquito monitoring at locations in the Bosque.
la familia growers market returns every friday from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
South Valley MainStreet and Bernalillo County host La Familia Growers’ Market every Friday, at 4:30-7:30 p.m. at Dolores Huerta Gateway Park, 100 Isleta Boulevard SW. The La Familia Growers’ Market at Dolores Huerta Park returns for its sixth year. Local growers and independent artisans will be offering their fresh and unique creations each week.

County Video

Did you know Bernalillo County has instituted a ban on the use of glyphosate? County efforts to maintain weed growth include large-scale machine mowing and the traditional hand tools and pulling methods.
Residents need to be aware that weed growth on their own property, including the setback area (that portion of public land along the road between the private property line and the curb or pavement that is driven by automotive traffic, Bernalillo County Code Section 66-225 (c)), needs to be maintained by the residents themselves.
A time lapse video of the demolition of the top half of the Alvarado Square Annex, future home of the new state-of-the-art Commission Chambers at Bernalillo County @ Alvarado Square.
If you have filed a protest on your Notice of Value and are wondering “What is next?” watch this short video to learn what you can expect from the Bernalillo County Assessor’s office. If you still have questions, contact our office at 505-222-3700 or visit our website at www.bernco.gov/assessor.
Lobo Little League in Albuquerque is the only little league in the State of New Mexico that hosts "Challenger Baseball,"an adaptive baseball program for individuals with physical and intellectual challenges. The program was recently honored by Bernalillo County Commission. In the Challenger Division, coaches, parents, and volunteers from across Bernalillo County devote countless hours to giving children with all levels of ability the opportunity to play youth baseball on a real team.
Watch how Bernalillo County Behavioral Health Services is working to ensure individuals with behavioral health needs are being stably housed and improving services in the community that will stabilize individuals and prevent crisis.
See how the Bernalillo County Behavioral Health Services Department is working with Crisis Services to Improve response to an individual in behavioral health crisis and link them to appropriate stabilization and recovery services while minimizing involvement of the criminal justice system and emergency rooms in addition to improving services in the community that will stabilize individuals and prevent crisis.
The Behavioral Health Initiative touches people from all walks of life. This piece introduces you to three folks from different walks of life what are being helped by the Behavioral Health Initiative in Bernalillo County, NM. Bernalillo County Manager Julie Morgas Baca and Behavioral Health Director, Katrina Hotrum talk about the issues and how the county is trying to make sure no one falls through the cracks.
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  • Plant Walk (9-11 a.m.) Take an easy stroll around the gardens and grounds of Bachechi Open Space and learn about native medicinal plants of our area that are most useful for our health and well-being. Discussion topics will include harvesting, herbal actions, preparations, cultivation, and plant ecology. The walk will be approximately 1.5 hours, and, if you would like, please bring note-taking materials. Grape Harvest (11 a.m. - 1 p.m.) Join us to celebrate the grape harvest. Help pick grapes fresh from the vines at Bachechi to make and then sample homemade grape juice.
    Location:
    Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW
    Time:
    8/25/2019 9:00 AM - 8/25/2019 1:00 PM

  • Play, learn and explore with the entire family at Summer Family Fun Days at Bachechi Open Space! Each Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. come out for weekly crafts, outdoor activities and experiments that will deepen your discovery of the world. Each week will have a unique craft that you can take home, and the theme changes every month! Best of all, it's FREE! Call (505) 314-0420 for more information.
    Location:
    Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW
    Time:
    8/25/2019 12:00 PM - 8/25/2019 5:00 PM

  • FREE chair yoga for seniors at the Alameda Senior Meal Site every Monday and Wednesday from 10-11 a.m. Call Jessica Benavidez at (505) 897-8896 with questions or for more information.
    Location:
    Alameda Senior Meal Site, 9800 4th St. NW
    Time:
    8/26/2019 10:00 AM - 8/26/2019 11:00 AM

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