Take Bosque field trips through our Herbalism Series classes or get The Yerba Mansa’s Project’s semi-annual newsletter to find out when more Yerba Mansa Project events are scheduled.
~Our Next Bosque Restoration Field Day: Saturday May 13, 10am to 1pm
Help us restore Bosque habitat, Yerba Mansa, and other native plants. Our restoration work thus far has been focused on removal of invasive Ravenna Grass from the understory, along with the replanting of Yerba Mansa and the reseeding of native grasses and herbs. These events are open to all members of the community so bring your family and friends. Work takes place at our restoration site located along Tingley Drive, south of Central. Park in the lot at the south end of all the fishing ponds, which is .8 miles south of Central with the sign ‘Bob Gerding Catch and Release Pond’. Wear protective long sleeve clothing and bring work gloves and a shovel, if you have them. (Open Space will provide gloves and tools for anyone who needs them.) Please RSVP with the number in your group so we know how many volunteers to expect.
~ Rivers, Restoration, and Hope for Medicine Plants
~ Drought, Climate Change, and the Future of Medicinal Plants
Join Yerba Mansa Project Director, Dara Saville, in Colorado for these classes exploring the connection between river health and native plants, emerging plant communities of the 21st century, and what we can do to protect native medicinal plants in a changing world.
Classes are part of The Good Medicine Confluence in Durango, CO, June 14-18
For conference information or to register: http://planthealer.org/tickets.html
~ The Yerba Mansa Project: Community-Driven Native Plant Restoration in the Bosque: Wednesday April 5, 7pm ~FREE EVENT
The Yerba Mansa Project is an all-volunteer community project committed to riparian habitat restoration through restoring native plant communities and providing educational outreach. The project was born out of concern for one of our most treasured resources, the river and riparian forest that runs through the heart of our city contributing to the foundations of our cultural heritage and the cherished urban wilds that make Albuquerque unique. Since its inception in late 2014, the Yerba Mansa Project has fostered fruitful community partnerships and brought together hundreds of people who care for the Bosque and native plants. Our work has focused on collecting baseline data, recruiting and training volunteer field crews, engaging in active restoration work, and providing educational opportunities for all ages. Come find out how we are changing native plant communities in the Bosque and how you can get involved. This talk is hosted by the Native Plant Society, Albuquerque Chapter and takes place at the Natural History Museum of New Mexico at 1801 Mountain Rd NW.
Support Our Restoration Work in the Bosque:
~ Yerba Mansa Project Site Tour: Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter, November 26
~Herbal Activism Through Conservation and Restoration: Traditions in Western Herbalism Conference, September 15-18
~Bosque Restoration Field Day: Saturday September 10
~Medicinal Herbs of The Middle Rio Grande: Saturday June 11
~Bosque Restoration Field Day: Saturday May 14
~ Yerba Mansa Project Site Tour: Native Plant Society of New Mexico, May 7
~ Bosque Education Day: Saturday October 3
~Yerba Mansa and the Bosque: Traditions in Western Herbalism Conference, September 17-20
~ Bosque Restoration Field Day: Saturday September 12
~ Medicinal Herbs of the Middle Rio Grande: Saturday June 27
~ Bosque Wild Herb Walk: Saturday June 6
~ Bosque Restoration Field Day: Saturday May 30
~ Silent Auction to Benefit The Yerba Mansa Project: Saturday April 25