Join our team and stand up for New Mexico's air, public lands, water, wildlife and climate!

GJGJ whole group

The vibrancy and effectiveness of the Rio Grande Chapter is a direct result of the work of many active volunteers throughout New Mexico & West Texas.

Do you want to get more active in protecting the environment but haven't been quite sure how how to make a difference? Maybe you are only available on Saturday afternoons, but want to help when you can.

Santa Fe's Mike Williams Wins National SC Award

Michael Williams headshot

By Susan Martin, Northern New Mexico Group

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.

Rally for Renewables at the PRC

Wind turbines

Join more than 30 community groups to call on PNM to create a more responsible replacement plan as it retires half the coal-fired power at San Juan Generating Station near Farmington.

On Monday, Jan. 5, we'll rally at 9 a.m. outside the PERA building in Santa Fe, where the Public Regulation Commission is holding hearings on PNM's plan to replace more than 800 megawatts of coal power with mostly out-of-state nuclear energy, more coal and natural gas.

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,, 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:


4-8 p.m. Sunday, December 7, 2014
Tortuga Gallery, 901 Edith Boulevard Southeast Albuquerque, NM, 87102 United States

Hard to believe but nearly a year has gone by since our first Bosque Bash. Because of your passion and commitment we have made tremendous strides in keeping our beloved Bosque a natural wonder. Join us on Sunday December 7th at Tortuga Gallery (901 Edith Blvd SE) for another joyous evening of food, fun, family, community…and of course great music, including Sage & Jared’s Happy Gland Band, Sweet Spot, Throw the Temple, Cali Shaw and more!!! Start time TBD.

Please vote on our Chapter Executive Committee members!

It's election time AGAIN -- this time for Rio Grande Chapter Executive Committee. Four candidates are running for three open seats on our chapter's executive committee, which decides issue priorities, helps craft our budget and sets chapter policy on environmental issues.

All Rio Grande Chapter members are eligible to vote on Chapter ExCom. Candidate statements are below.
Please click here to vote.


Moderate hike to Giant Footprint Ruins

Beautiful hike near Jemez Springs to the top of the mesa. About 6-8 miles. The hike starts with a possible stream crossing and then a very steep climb of about 500 feet up an old road to the mesa top and then cross-country to the ruins. Great views from atop the mesa thru pine trees. Marcia Skillman, (505) 699-3008,

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