Open space volunteers take pride in keeping Albuquerque beautiful
July 22, 2019 05:37 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- Sari Jensen decided she had enough of Florida and moved to the Land of Enchantment after retirement.
“I chose Albuquerque," she said. "I actually did computer research. I wanted someplace that had a lot of nature.”
Within the first month, she was hooked on Albuquerque’s beautiful open space areas.
Since then, she's been an active open space volunteer.
“Part of being a good human being, a good citizen so to speak, is doing something good for where you live,” Jensen said.
Open Space Alliance board member Marsha Dunlap is also a transplant. She chose to move to Albuquerque from the West Coast.
“We looked at all the people outside and how beautiful it was, and frankly how clean it was and how well-kept, so that put Albuquerque high on our list,” Dunlap said.
Hundreds of open space volunteers remain the reason trails stay clean visitor areas remain staffed.
The volunteers hope to get others to join.
They say that is how you build a better, healthier Albuquerque.
“If you just complain, you haven't contributed and I think part of being human is making a great contribution,” Jensen said.
Created: July 22, 2019 05:37 PM
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