The Rio Grande Chapter of the Sierra Club is a volunteer-led organization representing more than 7,000 members in New Mexico and West Texas. Our mission to is to explore, enjoy and protect the planet, and we prioritize action on protecting our climate, clean air, clean water, and conservation of wildlife and public lands in New Mexico and West Texas.

The Rio Grande Chapter was founded in 1963 and originally included New Mexico and all of Texas. In 1965, the Lone Star Chapter was formed. Lone Star encompasses all of Texas except for El Paso, Hudspeth and Culberson counties, which stayed with Rio Grande to this day.

Five regional groups make up the chapter:

  • Northern New Mexico Group
  • Pajarito Group (Los Alamos area)
  • Central New Mexico Group
  • Southern New Mexico Group
  • El Paso Group

Each group has at least one representative on the chapter Executive Committee, which is made up of volunteers elected by members. To see the makeup of the Executive Committee or to contact a chapter leader, please click here.

The Executive Committee meets in person four times yearly to set priorities, vote on political endorsements and make decisions on budget and hiring of staff. The chapter currently employs two full­-time employees and one part-­time employee.

For more information, please contact Chapter Director Camilla Feibelman at camilla.feibelman@sierraclub.org or 505-­715­-8388.

Featured photo of sandhill cranes by Justine Belson, USFWS from Pixnio 

 

News from around the chapter

Global Warming Express kids need your support

Global Warming Express kids need your support
Can you imagine the future our children and grandchildren are facing? They are actively imagining it. Is it one of hope? Surprisingly, it is. And they are looking to you and me to help them ... Read More

Session over, but lawmakers still working

Session over, but lawmakers still working
Even though New Mexico’s 30-day legislative session is months away, the wheels are turning for new laws and bills now. The interim legislative session runs from June to November, and it consists of joint House-Senate committees that travel the state to ... Read More

Meet the Chapter Director – Camilla Feibelman

Meet the Chapter Director - Camilla Feibelman
Meet Rio Grande Chapter Director Camilla Feibelman ... Read More

Meet the ExComm – Fred Houdek

Meet the ExComm - Fred Houdek
Meet Rio Grande Chapter ExComm member Fred Houdek. He is also the Central NM Group chairman ... Read More
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