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Review for Nicodemus Wilderness Project, Albuquerque, NM, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The Nicodemus Wilderness Project (NWP) teamed up with the City of Albuquerque Open Space Division to adopt the Piedra Lisa Open Space in 2000. At this time the Piedra Lisa Canyon was still suffering from the abuse it had seen prior to it becoming a part of the City of Albuquerque's Open Space program. Since adopting this canyon within the Sandia Foothills, with its rare riparian area, the NWP has helped organize 3 conservation projects each year to help elimate evasive plant species, replant native trees and shrubs, remove graffiti, reduce erosion, construct and maintain trails, and cleanup trash and recyclables. Throughout the last 10 years the NWP has recruited over a thousand volunteers to participate in these conservation projects, with a special focus on involving youth groups. The efforts of the NWP, locally here in ALbuquerque and internationally, have made a difference in the lives of many young people and has had a positve effect on our natural environment.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the positive attitudes of everyone involved.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

reach many more youngsters around the world through the Apprentice Ecologist Initiative and get them involved and caring about our natural environment.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field & I work with the Nicodemus Wilderness Project to organize environmental restoration projects at the Piedra Lisa Open Space in Albuquerque, New Mexico.