‘Water in the Desert’ Series Concludes

October 26, 2016 -- This is the fourth and final week of CNM’s “Water in the Desert” educational series, which is part of CNM’s Campus as a Living Lab program and sustainability initiatives.
October 26, 2016

“Planned for this final week are lectures and events that center around the important topic of water in our region,” said Molly Blumhoefer, CNM’s Campus as a Living Lab and Sustainability Project Manager. Remaining events include:

Activity: Alameda and Matthew Meadows Drain ToursFriday, Oct. 28, 9:30 a.m. Participants are to meet at Matthew Meadows Park, located on Matthew Ave. NW, just west of 12th Street. The participants will explore the acequias of Albuquerque's North Valley to observe how these intricate waterways feed into home gardens and to consider their environmental impacts. Volunteers will walk the paths located along the Alameda Drain while cleaning up trash and pet waste that might feed into acequia systems and undermine water quality. 

Lecture: University of New Mexico-U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Campus
Rainworks Challenge
Thursday, Oct. 27, 4:30 pm., Montoya Campus, H-128

Adrienne Martinez, civil engineering research engineer, is leading the challenge project at UNM. The UNM Civil Engineering Department has assembled a talented group of students to enter an exciting EPA Campus Rainworks Challenge (CRS). The interdisciplinary collection of students come from several departments, including civil engineering, landscape and architecture.

For students seeking a CNM Sustainability Certificate, there are activities that may be completed through the end of the fall term.