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.

Northern Group volunteer coordinator needed

January 15, 2015
Please consider being a volunteer coordinator.
What does a volunteer coordinator do?
1. Publish list of volunteer opportunities for 2015 on website and Sierran.
2. Maintain list of current volunteers with their stated interests and any events, activities or meetings they have participated in.
3. Develop list of new volunteers that is easily updated to include the above information.
4. Connect volunteer and coordinator so volunteer can participate in a project or event —this requires an email and telephone contact.

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.

Chapter director’s column: Victories come from determination


By Camilla Feibelman, January 15, 2015

I hope that each of you took some serious time to rest during the holiday season and recoup your energies, because the environment is going to need you more than ever next year.

Join the team! Volunteer web editor needed

The Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter is looking for a web editor — someone who can update the website and add events, stories, action alerts and other items.
The commitment is only a few hours a month, but it makes a big difference to our communications efforts. Please contact monablaber@gmail.com if you’re interested.

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.

We Are The Water Sentinels — Rios de Taos

The Water Sentinels—Rios de Taos is a group of Sierra Club volunteers whose primary goal is to monitor the water quality in rivers of Taos County. Sentinels measure water quality components in five streams three times each year and we can do additional testing when someone reports a potential problem. We do have some other goals that may not be so obvious.

You’re making good things happen


By Camilla Feibelman, chapter director

In the face of so many and such complex environmental issues, focus and strategic action are essential to achieving real, tangible change.

Without focus and strategy we might be paralyzed by the scale of what we are confronting. But if we organize in a way that lets people take measurable action toward change that we can see and feel, we are more likely to be successful.

Numbers person? Help and have fun!

The Rio Grande Chapter is looking for an assistant treasurer. While accounting experience is helpful, it is not required. If you can contribute just a few hours a month, you’re our man or woman. Please contact Mark Jones at at jonesmm1@comcast.net or 505/662-9443

A volunteer who makes a difference

DVW listens © Seth Roffman

By Chapter chair John Buchser

Climate change is certainly giving us a slap in the face this year. My relatives in northern New Jersey were directly in the path of Sandy, reminding me of my childhood memories of a very frightening, noisy night followed by the sight of toppled trees along our street in the early ’60s before my family moved to New Mexico.

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