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: Howie Dash, howiedash@aol.com(575) 652-7550

Header photo by Patrick Alexander

Southern New Mexico news

Celebrate five years of Organ Mountains Desert Peaks Monument

Celebrate five years of Organ Mountains Desert Peaks Monument
It's been five years since President Obama signed an executive order establishing Organ Mountains Desert Peaks National Monument. Come join us on May 18 in Las Cruces to celebrate ... Read More

No more boondoggle? 

No more boondoggle? 
NM Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham has said the she will end efforts of a diversion project on the Gila River, given the "there is little to show for the millions of dollars spent on staff, lawyer and studies." ... Read More

Southern New Mexico Holiday Potluck

Southern New Mexico Holiday Potluck
Please join the Sierra Club Southern New Mexico Group for a holiday potluck and general membership meeting at the Southwest Environmental Center at 6-8 p.m., Wednesday December 12. We will discuss our past year and what we look forward to ... Read More

Help stop Copper Flat’s permit to pollute

Help stop Copper Flat's permit to pollute
THIS WEEK: New Mexico Copper wants a permit to dump 8 billion gallons of contaminated waste every year, threatening our water supply. The New Mexico Environment Department is holding a public hearing on Discharge Permit-1840 this whole week — Sept. 24 through 28 — beginning ... Read More