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One Civic Plaza, NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

(505) 468-7000

(505) 462-9813

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Atrisco Acequia Madre Celebration

Bernalillo County – The county, in partnership with the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District, the City of Albuquerque, the ABQ/Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority, the South Valley Regional Association of Acequias and CESOSS (Center for Social Sustainable Systems) will be hosting a community celebration honoring the site of the Atrisco Acequia Madre headwaters, on Saturday, Sept. 18, at 3901 Central Ave. NW with activities beginning at 8:30 a.m.

The Atrisco Acequia Madre is the mother headwaters of one of the oldest irrigation canals in the United States.

Community members are invited to learn about and have the chance to share their ideas for the Atrisco Acequia Madre Master Plan project.

– 8:30 – 10 a.m. | volunteer bosque cleanup – free coffee and donuts!

-10 – 10:30 a.m. | introduction to Atrisco Acequia Madre project and presentations

-10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. | acequia walk and talk with Center for Social Sustainable Systems

For more information about the event or to volunteer, go to

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About Bernalillo County
Bernalillo County is 1,160 square miles and is New Mexico’s most populous county with more than 676,000 residents. Bernalillo County government provides a wide range of public services to residents who live in Albuquerque, Los Ranchos and Tijeras and the 111,000 residents who live outside the village and city limits in the unincorporated areas of the county.  Bernalillo County employs approximately 2,500 people and has an annual operating budget and capital investments of more than $650 million. Elected officials include five county commissioners, assessor, clerk, probate judge, sheriff, and treasurer.