DEAR FRIENDS OF NM'S WATERS ~
We hope you enjoyed the recently published Amigos Bravos Annual Report ~
If you did not receive a copy in the mail, please let us know (575-758-3874) and we will be happy to provide one for you.
In celebration of our 25th Anniversary - and thanks to five very generous families -- the Amigos Bravos Developing-Into-Something-Good Committee has established a $12,500 Challenge Match Gift. Contributions between now and San Geronimo Day (September 30) will be matched dollar for dollar! Please help us meet the goal of raising $12,500 so we can meet the match! This is an opportunity to double the impact of your gift - please consider donating now on our secure shop site: http://shop.amigosbravos.org/index.html
A big thank you to those of you who sent comments in response to our recent action alert regarding LANL's request for "Alternative Compliance." Earlier today and over the next few days we are sending out additional action alert requests regarding discharge permits for LANL and the Chevron mine in Questa. Please take the ten minutes necessary to send in comments - the number of comments that the regulators receive makes a
This month, the Amigos Bravos "Water Matters" Lecture will feature Melissa Savage, globe-trotting geographer and emerita professor from the Department of Geography at UCLA and adjunct professor at the University of New Mexico, speaking about
Otters in New Mexico
& Around the World !
We hope to see you there!
TO DONATE NOW! :
AMIGOS BRAVOS AUGUST "WATER MATTERS" LECTURE FEATURES MELISSA SAVAGE SPEAKING ABOUT OTTERS
On the evening of Tuesday, August 20, at 5:30pm, at the Santa Fe Community Foundation, the Amigos Bravos "Water Matters" lecture will feature Melissa Savage speaking on "Water Dogs: Otters in New Mexico & Around the World." 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.
Melissa Savage is professor emerita from the Department of Geology at UCLA and a globe-trotting geographer. She played a critical role in the collaborative effort, with Amigos Bravos, that restored river otters to the Upper Rio Grande watershed from 2008-2010. In the past several years she has worked with researchers on conserving otters internationally. She currently directs the Four Corners Institute in Santa Fe, a non profit organization that assists communities in the restoration of their natural environments.
Listen to the fabulous Mary-Charlotte Domandi on KSFR radio at 8am - routinely -and to hear her interview with Melissa Savage. After the lecture, listen online to the interview by googling Santa Fe Radio Cafe and entering"Melissa Savage" in the search box.
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.
TO DONATE NOW! :
Otter Reintroduction Team /
members of NM Friends of River Otters above the Rio Pueblo.
From L-R: Bob McPherson, Valerie Williams,
Jon Klingel (Amigos Bravos Board of Directors, Treasurer), Rachel Conn (Amigos Bravos Projects Director ), Jim Crowl (Amigos Bravos Volunteer).
AMIGOS BRAVOS IS CELEBRATING
25 YEARS OF PROTECTING & RESTORING NEW MEXICO'S WATERS
Please celebrate with us and help to make sure Amigos Bravos remains strong for the next 25 years by donating now.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR ENTHUSIASTIC SUPPORT OF AMIGOS BRAVOS AND NEW MEXICO'S RIVERS & WATERWAYS!!!