Amigos Bravos

Because Water Matters — Since 1988

We have a vision of New Mexico’s rivers and streams running so clear and clean that you can bend a knee to the water, cup your hands, and drink without fear.


In The Spotlight

Your input is needed to help protect New Mexico’s rivers!

Industry interests are pushing for weaker water quality standards. We need your voice to help counter these dirty water proposals! Please provide your comments at the New Mexico Triennial Review of Water Quality Standards. The hearing takes place October 13th-15th from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Public comment times: October 13th-15th at 12:00am and 4:30pm.

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Community Organizations and Local Goverment Bring Awareness and Action to Illegal Dumping in Taos County

TAOS – In a federally funded effort the Taos Bureau of Land Management (BLM) completed this week the removal of one of the many cars near the confluence of the Rio Pueblo and the Rio Grande. This exciting development comes following a recent push from community organizations and local government to limit illegal dumping and clean up the extraordinary number of illegal dumping sites in Taos county.

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Thank You For Meeting the Challenge!

One month ago, we invited you to participate in a very special opportunity to Celebrate the 27th Anniversary of Amigos Bravos’ work to protect and restore New Mexico’s waters – And you came together for us! We met the Challenge Match of $13,500 one day before the deadline of September 30th! The funds raised through this challenge ensure tha…

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Rio Grande Wetland Gems Project - Carson Forest Plan

One of the best ways to create resilience in the face of climate change is to protect and restore mountain wetlands. Our wetlands are the sponges of our watersheds. They store water naturally, then release clean water over time that nourishes communities. Amigos Bravos began work with GIS consultants to analyze, prioritize, and map wetlands in the Rio Gran…

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Old mines present mammoth remediation task in N.M.

The EPA has listed five mine sites in New Mexico on its Superfund or national priorities lists — some of the most hazardous sites in the nation. Cleanup at the Chevron mine in Questa, a Superfund site near the Red River mined for molybdenum, is still underway, according to the EPA.

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