Events

50th Anniversary of Wilderness Act celebrated with National Wilderness Conference Oct. 15-19

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By Norma McCallan, Chapter vice chair
As you may know, this year is the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Wilderness Act, in 1964.

There are many celebrations going on around the country, but Albuquerque was chosen from among about a dozen other cities to be the site for the National Wilderness Conference. It will take place at the Hyatt Regency hotel in downtown Albuquerque Oct. 15-19.


Summer Outings Sharing Time and "Another Open Space Lost - ?" Presentation Planned for September 24

El Paso Group Chair Laurence Gibson invites all to the Singapore Cafe Wednesday, September 24 at 6pm for dinner on your own and a 7pm program of summer outings pictures. Carol Miller will make a short presentation called "Another Open Space Lost - ?" and will be bringing maps and handouts including petitions.

Another Open Space Lost - ?
by Carol Miller


Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter PAC Fundraiser

Featuring special guest U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján
Enjoy wine, hors d’oeuvres and the beautiful view!

5-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12
Home of Judy Williams and Elliot Stern
Suggested contribution: $50 per person
RSVP: smartin31@comcast.net, 505-670-3279

Hosts:
David Coss
Susan and Richard Martin
Norma McCallan

The Rio Grande Chapter PAC has a stellar track record at getting pro-environment candidates elected using grassroots strategizing and its unparalleled volunteer power.

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Election boot camp with Commissioner Holian and former Mayor Coss

Do you want to make a difference this November by helping elect candidates who will make New Mexico a better place for us all?

This two-and-a-half-hour training will teach you best tactics for winning elections.

We'll hear from Santa Fe County Commissioner Kathy Holian and former Mayor David Coss, veteran campaign managers and practiced canvassers. We'll discuss the latest data on what really turns voters out. And we'll have a chance to practice these techniques to prepare you to be an effective campaigner this fall.

WHEN: 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11


Water Crisis in the West: Thinking Like a Watershed - March 27 - ABQ

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Mark your calendars - NEXT FILM IN SERIES -March 27th, 2014
7:00pm - 10:00pm
KiMo Theatre, 421 Central Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM

“Thinking Like a Watershed” is a series of five presentations featuring widely recognized humanity scholars who will speak on different topics pertaining to the unique and fragile water system in the North American Southwest.

Five panel discussions led by Jack Loeffler, Author of Thinking like a Watershed
Producer of Watersheds as Commons Project Director - Lore of the Land, Inc.


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Elections Boot Camp — Albuquerque --- With Former State Representatives Eleanor Chavez and Dede Feldman

So you want to make a difference this Fall. You want to help elect candidates who will make New Mexico a better place for all of us!

This two-and-a-half-hour training will teach you best tactics for winning elections.

We'll hear from former candidates, veteran campaign managers and practiced canvassers. We'll hear the latest data on what really turns voters out. And we'll have a chance to practice these techniques to prepare you to be an effective campaigner this fall.

WHEN: 6 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 27


NM Volunteers for Outdoors Work Day - February 22, 2014 -Restore habitat for the endangered Southwestern Willow Flycatcher

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Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge is one of the largest refuges in the National Wildlife Refuge System in the lower 48 states. The 230,000 acre refuge includes four different biomes that intersect and support a wide array of biological diversity. The Rio Grande flows through the center of the refuge and is an importance source of water that creates an oasis for wildlife in the arid landscape.

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Crawford Symposium - Feb. 25 - ABQ

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2014 Crawford Symposium ~ Green Trails for the Next Generation ~

What: A gathering and celebration to share our research and ideas about the New Mexico bosque and landscape we cherish. This is an event for high school school & college students, professionals and the community to promote information sharing, networking and action to help create a sustainable future!

Date: Tuesday, February 25th 2014

Location: Bosque School ~ Budagher Hall, 4000 Learning Road NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120


Water Town Hall - April 15 & 16 - ABQ

Water logo - NM First

Dates: April 15-16, 2014
Tentative Times: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Location: Marriott Pyramid North, 5151 San Francisco Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109

Water is perhaps THE most critical policy issue in New Mexico. Without enough clean, available water, our economy, health, environment, and overall population suffers. The topic is far-reaching and complex, as we saw in 2013 with periods of extreme drought followed by unusually heavy rains.

NM town hall sponsored by NM First
NM First


Pajarito Group monthly meetings

New meeting location: The meeting location for September through December is UNMLA. Please watch your email for building/room numbers. Each of our open meetings is at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month: Oct. 2, Nov. 6, Dec. 4. Call Mark Jones at 505-662-9443 for more information.
Throughout the coming months, we will be discussing issues such as: eliminating plastic bags in Los Alamos, water and power production, energy storage, the Valles Caldera, and solar energy.

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