About the Central New Mexico Group

The Central New Mexico Group of the Rio Grande Chapter covers the middle part of the state from east to west and includes Albuquerque, Bernalillo, Valencia County and Socorro. Our volunteer leaders are active in many areas, including protecting the Albuquerque Bosque and making sure Mayor Richard Berry’s “Rio Grande Vision” doesn’t disrupt the wild character of our natural urban escape.

We also advocate for better city energy policy and volunteer for pro-­environment candidates and recently returned a pro-­environment majority to the Albuquerque City Council. One example is our project related to the Sandoval County Oil & Gas Ordinance

One of our community efforts is to highlight the works of local artists in our First Friday Arts series. Join us or stop by the office gallery. You will also be supporting the chapter with your purchases. 

Contact Us

P.O. Box 25342
Albuquerque, NM 87125
Chair: Fred Houdek, (630) 809-4234, fjhoudek@gmail.com 
Outings: Odile de la Beaujardiere, (505) 433-4692odile@pitot.org

Bosque Light Photo by John Fowler thought WikiMedia Commons

Central New Mexico news

Fracking Threats to the Albuquerque Basin Aquifer

Fracking Threats to the Albuquerque Basin Aquifer
Geologist Donald Phillips helped turn the tide on the outcome of the Sandoval County Commission vote to approve the Stoddard/Heil oil and gas ordinance. Donald Phillips’ presentation summarizes the general geology of Sandoval County and the risks of contaminating drinking-water ... Read More

Global Warming Express fundraiser

Global Warming Express fundraiser
Join Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter for a fundraiser for the Global Warming Express, a kid-founded climate-action group with a science-and-civics program in schools around the state ... Read More

First Friday Arts – February 2018

First Friday Arts – February 2018
On alternate months, the Central NM Group holds Root Beer & Sierra OR First Friday Arts. February is a First Friday Arts gathering, featuring Caroline Rempe ... Read More

Fundraiser for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief

Fundraiser for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief
The Sierra Club is sponsoring a fundraiser for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief and Film Screening with Puerto Rican Director Carla Cavina February 3, 2pm-5pm Tickets $10 available at the door ... Read More
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