SWEC: Coyote bill falls short, but we’ll be back

March 22, 2017

It’s all about persistence

The New Mexico legislature adjourned without passing SB 268, a bill to ban coyote killing contests in New Mexico. It was SWEC’s top priority bill this year, one of six good wildlife measures we supported. But we’re not fazed. We know this bill will pass eventually. Momentum and public opinion are on our side. We will be back at the Legislature in 2019 (next “long” session), stronger than ever and ready to try again. Read our full legislative report here.

Ready to Win a New Car?

SWEC is once again raffling off a brand new, super fuel-efficient 2017 Toyota Prius C. As in the past, we are only selling 500 tickets maximum, at $100 each. Drawing will be held on April 22nd at the Las Cruces Earth Day Event. You do not need to be present to win. Click here for more info and to buy your ticket now. If you are in Las Cruces area, we’ll be selling tickets at the Farmers Market every Saturday until the drawing. Come find us!

We’re hiring!

We’re looking for someone to take over management of a crew of six Youth Conservation Corps members in restoring wetland habitats along the Rio Grande and elsewhere in the Las Cruces area. (The current Crew Supervisor had to resign abruptly due to health problems.) This is a part-time (32 hours/week) position lasting until the project ends in July, 2017. Habitat restoration or youth project management experience preferred but not required. Click here for full job description.


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