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

First Friday Arts – December 2017

First Friday Arts – December 2017

As an artist and outdoor enthusiast, Carol Chamberland finds inspiration in the wild landscapes of New Mexico. Her recent works include mixed media paintings, digital print media, and photography. This series, called Reprise of the Ancient Ones, “celebrates the vision of ...
Bosquitos – thank you!

Bosquitos – thank you!

Thank you to many of you for attending the pollinator event at the Westside Open Space.  What a wonderful outing! Our group was multi-generational with 20 participants. We were guided by the Westside Open Space Visitor Center staff Kent Swanson, ...
Endorsed city candidates advance

Endorsed city candidates advance

All three of the Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter's endorsed candidates in the October 3 Albuquerque municipal election either won outright or advanced to a runoff. But we still have runoffs scheduled for November 14 ...
Sierra Club & (Root) Beer - Friday, November 3

Sierra Club & (Root) Beer – Friday, November 3

Join us this Friday for our November Sierra Club and Root Beer as Rebecca Sobel of WildEarth Guardians discusses the fracking threats in greater Chaco Canyon ...
Municipal Waste Alleycat Race, October 20

Municipal Waste Alleycat Race, October 20

Alleycat with Gatos Calleros touring Albuquerque's toxic SuperFund sites. Come ride and learn about toxic waste in Albuquerque and how to protect its cleanup. Brought to you by the UNM Sierra Student Coalition ...

Bosquitos garage sale a success!

Thank you all so much for your great work and contributions to our garage sale to help raise money to fund presentations for our group with Wildlife Rescue.  Our goal was $200 and our total raised was $370! We will ...