ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque District, and partners of the Middle Rio Grande Endangered Species Collaborative Program, will hold a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony celebrating the completion of an Interpretive Display on May 22, 2013, from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. at the Rio Grande Nature Center.
The Interpretive Display is part of the Rio Grande Nature Center Habitat Restoration Project. This project was constructed in 2008 to benefit two New Mexico endangered species, the Rio Grande Silvery Minnow and the Southwestern Willow Flycatcher. The project was funded by the Middle Rio Grande Endangered Species Collaborative Program. Approximately 15 acres of habitat have been restored.
The nine interpretive displays were created for the purpose of informing visitors about the restoration project, endangered species and riparian habitat. All of these displays are mounted on recycled jetty jack material. The ceremony will be followed by a walk through along the Bosque Loop Trail to view the displays.
The Rio Grande Nature Center is located at 2901 Candelaria N.W. The ribbon cutting will be held at the north bridge of the Bosque Loop Trail. For information, call Ronnie Schelby at 505.238.1121, or Ondrea Hummel at 505.238.9694.
Release no. 13-004