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

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

Rally to Keep the Gila Wild – July 2

Rally to Keep the Gila Wild - July 2
Flowing out of America’s first Wilderness Area, the Gila River is New Mexico's last major undammed river. It's home to seven threatened or endangered species and is proposed for long-term protection under the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act. Attend a ... Read More

Copper mine endangers water, wildlife

2001 photo of Copper Flat
New Mexico’s Environment Department is pushing through a discharge permit for New Mexico Copper Corp.’s Copper Flat Mine that relies on incomplete and inaccurate information and does not account for impacts to surface and groundwater. Your deadline to comment is ... Read More

Las Cruces votes for 100% clean energy by 2020

Las Cruces votes for 100% clean energy by 2020
On April 2, The Las Cruces City Council passed a resolution to obtain 25% of the city's electricity from renewable energy by 2022, 30% by 2030, and 100% by 2050 ... Read More