South Valley Community Alliance is a grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting, protecting, and preserving the environmental and cultural resources of Albuquerque's South Valley.
Albuquerque’s South Valley is a special place. Nestled in the Rio Grande River Valley west of the Sandia mountains, the area is home to a legendary Cottonwood Bosque forest and hundreds of other native species of wildlife and vegetation. Humans have continuously inhabited the South Valley for thousands of years. Traditional acequia irrigation systems are still used to deliver water to the area’s many farms, and the rich cross-cultural heritage is alive and well.
But all of this is at risk.
Today, the South Valley is facing a number of daunting challenges. Environmental degradation, intensive real estate development, industrial pollution, and government plans and policies designed to maximize private profit at the expense of communities have taken a toll on the unique land and culture of the South Valley. We have to protect and preserve what remains.
South Valley Community Alliance is a grassroots nonprofit organization that was founded in 2019 by a group of neighbors fighting to protect agriculturally-zoned land in the Vecinos del Bosque neighborhood. Our mission is to promote, protect, and preserve the environmental and cultural resources of the South Valley.
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