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.

P.O. Box 25342
Albuquerque, NM 87125

Central New Mexico Executive Committee

Chair:  Fred Houdek, fjhoudek@gmail.com, 630.809.4234
Vice Chair:  Ray Shortridge, rsshortridge@gmail.com
Treasurer:  David Ther, grelbik@gmail.com
Secretary:  Heather Kline, heatherjkline78@gmail.com, 505.577.2798
Outings:  Odile de La Beaujardiere, odile@pitot.org, 505.433.469
Carol Chamberland, pictografix@comcast.net
Mark Rudd, mark@markrudd.com
Peter Kelling, cloudsandwater@juno.com

Other contacts

Political Chair: Richard Barish, richardbarish@gmail.com
First Friday Art: Heather Kline, heatherjkline78@gmail.com, 505.577.2798
Volunteer Coordinator: Lauren Komnick, sierraclubriogrande@gmail.com, 315.272.7317
Tabling Scheduling: Patty Duncan, pgnm@comcast.com,
Volunteer Wednesdays
Wildlife: Leslie Chavez, chavezles99@gmail.com
Sierra Military Outings: Terry Owen, teowen@q.com, 504.301.4349
UNM Sierra Student Coalition Co-presidents: Tom Bottomly, tbottomly@unm.edu, Keely Scheffler, kscheffler99@unm.edu
Bosque Action Team Chair: Richard Barish, richardbarish@gmail.com

Bosque Light Photo by John Fowler thought WikiMedia Commons

Central New Mexico news

Sacred Land, Sacred Water: Confluences in the Rio Grande Valley

Sacred Land, Sacred Water: Confluences in the Rio Grande Valley
View the full length documentary about the story of science and citizens working together to resist the oil and gas lobby’s efforts to pass a fracking-friendly ordinance in Sandoval County, New Mexico - threatening the sole drinking water aquifer for ... Read More

Sierra Club & Root Beer – Friday, October 5

Sierra Club & Root Beer - Friday, October 5
Please join us on Friday, October 5 from 6-8 p.m to celebrate the art of Natalie Villwock-Witte. Natalie draws inspiration from the beauty around her ... Read More

Upcoming Bosque Events

Upcoming Bosque Events
The Sierra Club's Bosque Action Team invites you to three important events in support of a living Bosque ... Read More

Climate Action Platform

Climate Action Platform
As we Rise at the Rio for Climate, Water Jobs and Justice on Sept 8, 2018, our coalition of organizations and individuals are calling on elected officials and candidates to join our call to action on the climate, water, jobs ... Read More
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