Rio Grande Sierra Club hikes and outings for April – June 2023
Sierra Club El Paso Group statement on Castner Range designation as National Monument
On March 21, President Biden announced the designation of Avi Kwa Ame in Nevada and Castner Range in Texas as the country’s newest national monuments. The designation provides permanent protection for roughly 514,000 acres of Nevada and Texas landscapes.
Bridge to the Ancestors Walk – Permian Basin to TX Gulf Coast
March 25-April 1, the Carrizo/Comecrudo Tribe of Texas (Esto’k Gna) is holding a youth-led, week-long run and walk from the Permian Basin to the Rio Grande Valley to bring awareness to the harmful, exploitative and unjust impacts of extractive industries on their sacred lands. The event, titled Bridge to the Ancestors, will start with an opening ceremony on March 24th at Monahans Sandhills State Park in Monahans, TX. Over the next 10 days, tribal members will visit eight communities, culminating in a celebration on April 2 in Port Isabel, Texas.
SB53: Banning Storage of High-Level Nuclear Waste
SB53 bans the storage or disposal of high-level nuclear waste in New Mexico under most circumstances. It passed the House on March 17, the last full day of the session, and was signed by the governor the same night! Congratulations and thank you to everyone who called your representatives and senators to encourage passage of this important law!
House Tax Committee package includes climate solutions
For immediate release: March 7, 2023 In response to passage of House Taxation and Revenue’s passage of HB547 on Monday, the Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter’s Camilla Feibelman issued the following statement: The Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter is grateful
April 2023 hike with Santa Fe Youth Shelters
The New Mexico ICO program will be hiking on Saturday, April 1, 2023 with Santa Fe Youth Shelters. We plan on hiking at Cerrillos Hill State Park. We’re meeting at 8:45 and leaving at 9:00 a.m., and we should be