Events

Wilderness 50 celebration a wild success

Pecos wilderness sign

By Victoria Regina

October 15 through the 19 were some “wild days” for Albuquerque. The 50th Anniversary of the signing of the Wilderness Act was celebrated with a conference and the Get Wild Festival.

The Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter played a major role in the festivities. The conference and festival were attended by more than 1,200 people from all over the world.

Dustin Chavez-Davis, Sierra Club Our Wild America associate organizing representative, and volunteer Peggy Norton took about 30 people on bike trips to the Rio Grande Bosque on Oct. 15 and 19.


Mike Williams wins national Club award for clean-air work

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By Susan Martin Northern New Mexico Group, December 2015

On Nov. 21 in San Francisco, the national Sierra Club awarded Santa Fe’s Michael Williams the Special Service Award for strong and consistent commitment to conservation over an extended period of time.


Events for Bosquitos kids group

Youth outdoors

Bosquitos, the youth and all-ages subgroup of the Bosque Action Team, had a busy fall.

In August and September we worked with Victoria Regina and Sandria Cook to make and paint native trees of papier-mache to display at the Wilderness 50 Conference in Albuquerque. Special thanks to Victoria for her leadership on this project. Also in October, we visited the Bosque with Pam McBride and Jim McGrath of the Native Plant Society and learned about the lifecycle of the cottonwood.


Central Group hikes and events

Jicarita Peak 2 - Mary and Jan in the bushes

Sunday, Jan 25: Hike to the three volcanoes west of Albuquerque (JA, Black and Vulcan volcanoes), with geological interpretation. Total about 2 miles. Hike starts at noon. A few parts of the trail are fairly steep, but this is a short and easy hike. Please email Odile.dlb@outlook.com and call at 505-433-4692 for meeting details


Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Maria De Anda Hay speaking with a voter

January 15, 2015
Legislative Help: Attend key legislative hearings on environmental bills, help call other members to show up. Contact our lobbyist, Dan Lorimer, 575-740-2927 or daniel.lorimier@sierraclub.org.
Tabling Coordinator: Seek tabling opportunities around Santa Fe for the Northern Group to distribute literature. Sell merchandise and coordinate volunteers. Contact Norma McCallan 505-471-0005, nmccallan@mindspring.com.


Santa Fe area events

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January 15, 2015
Join the Northern Group for Sierra Club Beer and Wine
Join us for a Sierra Club Beer and Wine gathering on Friday Feb. 6, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at The Commons, 2600 W. Alameda, corner of Camino Carlos Rey. Our lobbyist, Dan Lorimier, will be there, and we hope to have a local legislator to discuss key issues at the state Legislature. Come meet your fellow Sierrans and enjoy good conversation, munchies and drinks. Call Norma McCallan 505-471-0005 for more information.


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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Bosquitos in the Wilderness - EXPLORE THE VALLE DEL ORO!

Saturday, December 13th

The Bosque Action Team presents
Bosquitos in the Wilderness - EXPLORE THE VALLE DEL ORO!


Sierra Club & Beers: Cibola Forest: Wilderness in Your Back Yard.

Thursday, December 11th
The Sierra Club presents

Sierra Club & Beers: Cibola Forest: Wilderness in Your Back Yard.


Panel Discussion: Deciding New Mexico's Energy Future

Coal - San Juan

6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2
The Sierra Club, 350.org, Environment New Mexico, and Interfaith Power and Light present

Showtime Episode: Years of Living Dangerously: Winds of Change & Deciding New Mexico's Energy Future Panel Discussion: Spin or Reality PNM's San Juan Power Replacement Plan January PRC Hearings. We’ll show “Years of Living Dangerously Episode 6” on methane leaks, fracking, the promise of renewable energy and state efforts to repeal Renewable Energy Standards. Intent is to use this to educate and prep the public for Jan 5 PRC.

Episode to be followed by expert panel:


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