SWEC: Are your tax dollars killing wildlife?

November 2, 2017

Ending the federal war on wildlife

Join us at the Southwest Environmental Center on November 14, 7 pm, for a talk and discussion about efforts to End the War on Wildlife in the Land of Enchantment. In partnership with WildEarth Guardians, SWEC is working to end the US Department of Agriculture’s secretive wildlife killing program in southern New Mexico. Doña Ana and Grant county governments have contracts with the ironically-named Wildlife Services, paying the rogue programto slaughter native wildlife on our public lands. Worse yet, the killing comes at the expense of taxpayers, public safety, ecosystem resilience and biodiversity. The talk is free and open to the public. Contact kevin@wildmesquite.org for more info.

SWEC is looking for an office manager

We are hiring! We are looking for a part-time office manager/bookkeeper. This is a great opportunity to join our team and help save wildlife and wild places in the Southwest. Click here for details.

NM legislators issue warning over proposed state park transfer

A bipartisan committee of NM legislators says that legislative approval is needed before a state agency can transfer management of the Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park to another agency. In a strongly worded letter to the secretary of the Department of Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources, the Legislative Council said it “strongly objects” to the agency going forward with the proposed transfer of the park to the Department of Game and Fish without getting legislative approval first. Read more here.

Fall Back by Noon outings updates

There is still room on this Saturday’s (11/4, 8:30 am) Back by Noon outing to the Prehistoric Trackways National Monument near Las Cruces, led by the Bureau of Land Management’s Colin Dunn.  There is also still plenty of room in our Yoga at White Sands National Monument outing on 11/11, led by yoga instructor, life coach and herpetologist Niki Harings. Contact Ashley@wildmesquite.org to sign up.

SWEC’s border wall outing makes the news

Not only did our Back by Noon to the border wall last Saturday provide a unique opportunity for participants to see for themselves what the wall looks like in person and what it would do to wildlife, but it also got a nice write up in the El Paso Times and Las Cruces Sun-News (same article).

Help us keep the Rio clean

SWEC is organizing a trash pickup along our  adopted stretch of the Rio Grande this Saturday, 11/4, 8:00 am. Meet at the southeast corner of the Calle del Norte bridge in Mesilla, across the river from the entrance to the Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park. (Look for a red and white mini Cooper.) SWEC will provide trash bags, snacks and water. Bring gloves if you have them (we have a limited supply).  Contact Victoria@wildmesquite.org for more info.




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