About the Southern New Mexico Group

The Southern New Mexico Group of the Rio Grande Chapter includes dedicated activists and members across the southern half of New Mexico, working to protect our land, water, and air resources for this and future generations. Top priorities include protecting special places like the Organ Mountains ­Desert Peaks National Monument and Otero Mesa, as well as advocacy for wildlife, like the endangered Mexican Grey Wolf.

Contact Us

P.O. Box 735
Mesilla, NM, 88046
Chair: Christine Newtson, newtsonk@comcast.net, 575-644-8682
Outings: Howie Dash howiedash@aol.com 575-652-7550


Loryx - April 2017


Header photo by Patrick Alexander

Southern New Mexico news

NM utility to add local jobs, 1,200 megawatts of wind

NM utility to add local jobs, 1,200 megawatts of wind
Some good news for 2018: The Coalition for Clean, Affordable Energy and other intervenors in December reached agreement with Southwestern Public Service supporting approval of a massive wind project that will bring at least $57 million in spending to New ... Read More

El Paso – Panel Discussion on the Border Wall

El Paso - Panel Discussion on the Border Wall
Come check out an insightful panel discussion about how the militarization of the US-Mexico border harms our communities, wildlife, and environment. Wednesday, March 21 in El Paso ... Read More

NRC: store radioactive wastes in NM

NRC: store radioactive wastes in NM
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Wednesday accepted Holtec International’s application to store up to 100,000 metric tons of spent fuel rods from the more than 100 U.S. commercial nuclear reactors at a site between Carlsbad and Hobbs ... Read More

Changes threaten NM monuments

Changes threaten NM monuments
The leaked report revealed recommendations for shrinking four monuments, showing disregard for more than 2.8 million public comments, 98% of which urged the administration to maintain current and future protections ... Read More