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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.

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Become a Citizen Scientist: Free Water Quality Training

 Join us on May 29th from 10am-12pm and become a citizen scientist. This free training will include background on water quality in NM, details for stream-side surface water quality testing, and how collecting this data informs NM Environment Department decision making. You can then join the Water Sentinels Citizen Science Team and begin collecting data …

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June 22: 13th Annual Taos River and Land Clean Up

Everyone is invited to join the 2018, 12th Annual Taos River and Land Cleanup, a county-wide effort to clean our watershed, community and hiking trails.
DATE: Saturday, July 14th, 2018. TIME: 8am – 2pm (Lunch served at 1:00pm)
TAOS AND QUESTA VOLUNTEERS: 8am meet at St. James Episcopal Church (Taos), and 8am in Questa at the Questa Visitor's Center.

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City of Santa Fe Passes a Resolution to Oppose Federal Dirty Water Rule

Way to Go Santa Fe! City of Santa Fe Fights for Clean Water On Wednesday March 27th, the City of Santa Fe Council voted to adopt a resolution in opposition to Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) and US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) draft Waters of the US (WOTUS) rule. The resolution which was sponsored by Mayor Webber, Councilor Rivera, Councilor…

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Please Tell the EPA Their "Dirty Water Rule" Stinks!

On February 14th, the EPA published their proposed Waters of the US Rule (we are calling it the “Dirty Water Rule”) in the federal register, starting a 60-day comment period. This rule would strip Clean Water Act protections from streams that do not flow year round and from any wetland that is not directly connected to a stream that flows year round. 

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Free Green Infrastructure Guide

This Green Infrastructure Guide, put together by Amigos Bravos and the Environmental Law Institute, provides a step-by-step process that local governments can use to integrate community input into their green infrastructure projects. It starts with a review of the benefits of involving the public in the decision-making process. It then sets out eight steps t…

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