SWEC: Prius winner, climate week, S&WCD election May 2

April 24, 2017

We have a winner!

Congratulations to Ruth Wheeler, of Placitas, NM. She is the lucky winner in SWEC’s 2017 Prius Raffle. Click here to learn more about her. We would like to thank EVERYONE who purchased a ticket in this year’s raffle. In doing so, you helped support SWEC’s work to protect and restore wildlife and wild places in the Southwest. You are all winners in our book!

Climate Week at SWEC

After the huge success of Earth Day and the March for Science over the weekend, SWEC is keeping the momentum going with a week of climate change events, culminating with the People’s Climate March, this Saturday, April 29. On Tuesday, April 25, NMSU’s Dr. Patricia Hoffman will present the Climate Reality Project, as part of our Tuesday Talk series. This presentation is the live version of former Vice President Al Gore’s film An Inconvenient Truth, and will be a great refresher of the current state of climate science. Click here for more information. Then on Friday, April 28, come by our office any time between 4 and 8pm to help make art for Saturday’s march. We have flags to paint, signs to write, and other art projects planned, all supplies provided. Click here for more information. And on Saturday, rally and march at the People’s Climate March, beginning at 10 am at Branigan Library (Picacho/Main). Please wear blue to represent water! Click here for more information or contact peter@wildmesquite.org.

Lobos in danger of losing federal protection

The Mexican gray wolf and other endangered species are under attack in Congress, and they need your help. Some elected officials are attaching sneaky “rider” amendments to a must-pass budget bill that would delist highly endangered Mexican wolves from Endangered Species Act protection. We are asking people to call your Senator today and throughout this week and tell them, “Endangered wolves deserved full ESA protection. Don’t support any delisting riders or other legislation that would weaken the Endangered Species Act.” Click here for Senators’ phone numbers and other information.

Important Election on May 2

If you live in the Las Cruces area, you should know that there is an important election next Tuesday, May 2 for two board seats on the Dona Ana Soil and Water Conservation District. This little known entity is tasked with helping people care for our land, water and wildlife. Conservation districts in other parts of New Mexico and the U.S. have led the way in promoting rainwater harvesting, tree plantings and master naturalist programs. Click here for more information about the election and voting locations.


Not a member? Please join us! We speak for wildlife and wild places. We work to protect and restore vital habitats, like Otero Mesa, and endangered species, like the Mexican Gray Wolf. We’ve had more than 20 years of success and we cannot do it without our members. So please join us today by making a secure online donation! Call 575-522-5552 or contact info@wildmesquite.org for more info.


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