Wilderness First Aid – September 2020

Wilderness First Aid – September 2020

The Rio Grande Chapter, in conjunction with Kirtland Air Force Base Outdoor Recreation has been offered the opportunity to convene a wilderness first aid course especially geared toward our members. This course includes both classroom and experiential learning techniques that make it fun and effective and no prior experience is required. This course is in high demand and typically fills-up months in advance.

Network watches out for public health

Network watches out for public health

Oil and gas methane emissions are at an all-time high in the Permian and San Juan Basins. Childhood asthma has doubled since 2015 to almost 50,000 cases in the state, and billions of gallons of radioactive produced water from fracking operations are being injected into wells and held in impoundment ponds while the New Mexico Environment Department studies how to safely dispose of this new hazardous fluid. Northern New Mexico Group members Denise Fort and Teresa Seamster are members of the Environmental Public Health Network, with projects in water quality and community impacts planned for 2020.

You can help stop nuclear dumping

You can help stop nuclear dumping

Southeast New Mexico has been targeted to become a Chernobyl wasteland! Our nation needs to constructively confront the radioactive waste our nuclear power plants are generating. We need a sound long-term disposal solution. There is not a need to ship waste to Southeast NM like Holtec is proposing, potentially getting stranded there forever.