DEAR FRIENDS OF NEW MEXICO'S RIVERS AND WATERWAYS ~
AMIGOS BRAVOS IS CELEBRATING
25 YEARS OF PROTECTING & RESTORING NEW MEXICO'S RIVERS ! ! !
We started as a group of volunteers in 1988, raised just enough money to hire an executive director to work 15 hours a week out of her home (with an old Magnavox word processor), and 25 years later -thanks to your continued good faith, contributions, and a big dose of magic & miracles - we are going strong with an impressive track record of accomplishments and more on the way. Thank you!
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We could not do the work we do without your support. Please consider participating in the annual Amigos Bravos Raffle for the Rio! The winner of the raffle will get to choose a beautiful acre of land in the foothills of northern New Mexico OR airfare and lodging for two at the Pisac Inn in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Peru OR $3,000 cash. To purchase tickets, call the Amigos Bravos office (575-758-3874), visit our website, or purchase tickets at the upcoming Amigos Bravos "Water Matters" Lecture in Santa Fe, May 21st, at 5:30pm, at the Santa Fe Community Foundation.
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This month, the Amigos Bravos "Water Matters" Lecture will feature three terrific artists - Bobbe Besold, Valerie Martínez, and Dominque Mazeaud of the Rivers Run Through Us team - speaking about their community engagement project in relation to the endangered Santa Fe River. Scroll down for more information. We hope to see you there!
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Join us for the Amigos Bravos co-sponsored Taos River and Land Cleanup, Saturday, June 8, 2013, 8:30am - 12pm, in Taos and Questa. Scroll down for more information.
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The River Runs Through Us Artist Team takes a break on their 54 mile walk along the Santa Fe River. Photo Credit: Bobbe Besold
AMIGOS BRAVOS "WATER MATTERS" LECTURE FEATURES RIVER RUNS THROUGH US TEAM: BOBBE BESOLD, VALERIE MARTINEZ, AND DOMINIQUE MAZEAUD
On the evening of Tuesday, May 21, at 5:30pm, at the Santa Fe Community Foundation, Amigos Bravos will offer the last in a year long lecture series on "Water Matters." (We'll start the new series in June.) The lectures are free to our members and the public and feature some of the most knowledgeable and dynamic speakers in the region, including writers, scientists, poets, environmental activists, and scholars.
Amigos Bravos is delighted to present the Rivers Run Through Us artist team - Bobbe Besold, Valerie Martinez, and Dominique Mazeaud - who will talk about their unusual approach to engaging communities with the endangered Santa Fe River.
Rivers Run Through Us (RRTU) is an ongoing community engagement project that utilizes art to change minds, hearts, and actions. Questions the team intends to raise at the lecture include What is the role of art and artists in caring for our river? How do artists, working closely with community members, effectively address the social and political factors that are poisoning our waters? A video presentation will be screened that documents the team's walk of the entire length (54 miles) of the river in 2012. Examples of poetry, art, and performance will affirm the power of art to change the way we think and act, while demonstrating strategies for the creation of social cohesion and action on behalf of the Santa Fe River.
Bobbe Besold, Valerie Martinez, Dominique Mazeaud
photo credit: Paul Resnick
If you can't make the lecture, consider googling Santa Fe Radio Cafe to listen online to an interview with the RRTU team, conducted by the fabulous Mary-Charlotte Domandi.
See sidebar for RRTU events in Santa Fe this week!
The Santa Fe Community Foundation is located between Old Santa Fe Trail and Acequia Madre, at the corner of Paseo de Peralta and Hanola. For more information, call 575-758-3874.
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AMIGOS BRAVOS CO-SPONSORS 2013 TAOS RIVER AND LAND CLEANUP .
The Taos River Cleanup is a community effort to cleanup the Taos County watershed, hiking trails, and landscapes.
Volunteers in Taos should plan to meet between 8am-8:30am at the St. James Episcopal Church parking lot, at the corner of Gusdorf Road and Camino de Santiago, one block east behind the Quality Inn.
Volunteers in Questa should plan to meet at 8:30am at the Old Centinel Bank of Questa, a half mile on the left on Rt. 38 towards Red River.
Please come prepared with gloves, a hat, water, long sleeves, long pants, and sturdy shoes.
Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Contact Shannon Romeling at Amigos Bravos for more information: 575-758-3874.
Co-sponsors with Amigos Bravos include Rocky Mountain Youth Corp, US Forest Service, Americorp New Mexico, Sierra Club, Centinel Bank, St. James Episcopal Church, and Taos County.
Rio Pueblo de Taos
THANK YOU FOR YOUR ENTHUSIASTIC SUPPORT OF AMIGOS BRAVOS AND NEW MEXICO'S RIVERS & WATERWAYS!!!