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

Volunteer opportunities for the upcoming municipal election

Volunteer opportunities for the upcoming municipal election

Some opportunities to help elect Tim Keller mayor of Albuquerque ...
Endorsements for Albuquerque municipal election

Endorsements for Albuquerque municipal election

Albuquerque has a city election coming up on October 3. It is critical that we elect a mayor and city councilors who support our environmental goals, from fighting global warming to protecting the bosque. As we know all too well, elections have ...
Bosquitos events

Bosquitos events

The Bosquitos are the youth-centered group of the Bosque Action Team. Our mission is to learn about Albuquerque's Bosque, the animals and plants that live there, and ways to take care of the Bosque and our earth as a precious ...
Sierra Club & (Root) Beer - Friday, September 1

Sierra Club & (Root) Beer – Friday, September 1

Catching bugs, spotting porcupines, and digging down to groundwater are fun in and of themselves, but in the Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring Program (BEMP) about eight to ten thousand New Mexican K-12 school students turn those adventures into science that has ...
poster for the film split estate

Split Estate showing in Rio Rancho and Placitas

Sandoval County residents: join us in a viewing of the documentary, Split Estate, to become informed about the potential impacts of oil and gas drilling in our county ...
First Friday Arts – August 2017

First Friday Arts – August 2017

Our August featured artist is Paula Manning-Lewis ...