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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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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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Map of Otter Sightings in New Mexico

A reintroduction plan for river otters in the upper Rio Grande was implemented in October 2008 by New Mexico Friends of River Otters. These lovable creatures were a native species in New Mexico until their populations were wiped out due to overhunting in the 1950s. NM Friends of River Otters is a coalition of community-based environmental and wildlife o…

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2018 Rally for the Rio

Come hang out with us along the banks of the Rio Grande under the shade of golden cottonwoods as we celebrate our Wild & Scenic river and the start of a new season!

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