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Albuquerque Selected as Priority City to Connect Youth to the Great Outdoors!

July 8, 2015


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Youth from the YMCA get outdoors to plant native habitat. Credit: Photo credit: K. Garrahan, USFWS.

As part of the Interior Department’s leadership of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Outside initiative to engage the next generation of outdoor stewards and inspire millions of young adults to play, learn, serve and work in the great outdoors, Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry joined Janice Schneider, Assistant Secretary of Land Minerals Management, Cezanne Fritz, President & CEO of the YMCA of Central New Mexico, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Southwest Regional Director Benjamin Tuggle at a celebration event today to announce that Albuquerque has been selected as one of the first 50 cities to participate in the nationwide movement! Youth from the local YMCA and local urban conservation corps crews joined in the celebration as well, assisting with a service project as part of the event.

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