Gov. Martinez’s twisting of science is dangerous and bad for education

Gov. Martinez’s twisting of science is dangerous and bad for education
New Mexico’s Public Education Department released proposed science standards that scrubs climate change and even the age of the Earth from our schools. This is the response of the Rio Grande Sierra Club ...
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/ Latest News, Press Release

New Mexico Residents Respond to Zinke’s Public Lands Recommendations

Photo of Organ Mountains by the Bureau of Land Management for an article by the Rio Grande Sierra Club about Organ Mountains / Four Corners Legislation passed by Sens. Udall and Heinrich
In response to Secretary Zinke's call to change management of our newest national monuments, the Rio Grande Chapter has organized rallies across the state ...
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National Public Lands Day, September 30

National Public Lands Day, September 30
Celebrate National Public Lands Day on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) Saturday, September 30, by volunteering to work on popular multi-use trails that need a little TLC.  ...
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Trip report – Wheeler Peak

Trip report – Wheeler Peak
Rio Grande Chapter outings report – Wheeler Peak, 9/9/2017 ...
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/ Outings

Wildlife photography: Cherish what we have

Being in nature with a camera enriches the experience. You will find yourself looking for the bird making that noise, and once you take his picture, you'll have a record to help find out just what bird it was, then you'll want to know more about him ...
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/ Wildlife

Chapter Executive Committee

Chapter Executive Committee
From overextended activists to those on the first few rungs up the activist ladder, the Rio Grande Chapter seeks members interested in serving on the chapter board. The executive committee, which meets four times a year, usually at Sevilleta National Wildlife Refugee facility, weighs in on the chapter’s priorities and helps deliver results in each priority. If you are a current Sierra Club member and are interested in running for a position on the executive committee, contact Ken Hughes at b1family@comcast.net ...
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/ Around the Chapter

Volunteer opportunities for the upcoming municipal election

Volunteer opportunities for the upcoming municipal election
Some opportunities to help elect Tim Keller mayor of Albuquerque ...
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/ Central New Mexico Group, Politics

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 consequences. We have endorsements for the mayor and two city council seats ...
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Animas levels, two years later

Animas levels, two years later
By John Buchser, Chapter Water chair An unplanned release of 3 million gallons of water from the Gold King Mine over its mine tailings in August 2015 caused a pulse of pollutants that turned the Animas River yellow. After mining in the last of the 5,500 mines in the Silverton area ceased in 1991, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency compiled a full-time team of scientists to evaluate the situation. A federal $3 million fund helped fund researchers from major universities in ...
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/ Latest News, Water

Otero Mesa bore hole defunded

Otero Mesa bore hole defunded
Many Otero County residents breathed a sigh of relief in May when the U.S. Department of Energy withdrew its proposal to drill a 3-mile borehole in Otero Mesa to research the storage of radioactive waste.  The DOE had identified five potential sites for its test site, one in Otero County. The other possible locations were in Quay County, New Mexico, Pecos County, Texas, and two South Dakota counties.  The test would require drilling a 8.5-inch-diameter hole down 16,000 feet. If ...
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