SWEC: ‘Wild Night’ success

October 27, 2018

Laws ignored to build border wall…again

The Trump administration is once again using a law passed in 2005 to waive 28 environmental and public health laws to build more border security infrastructure, this time in Cameron County, Texas. The laws waived include the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, Farmland Protection Act, and Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act. At the same time, the administration is moving forward with building an additional 33 miles of border wall in south Texas in areas along the Rio Grande that provide critical habitat for endangered ocelots, jaguarundis, and migratory birds in one of the most biodiverse areas in the United States. Congress approved $1.6 billion for this purpose earlier this year.

On the Radio: “Death, Damage and Failure”

A scathing new report from the ACLU about the history and impacts of the border wall was the topic of discussion on this week’s Earth Matters radio show on KTAL-LP. You can listen to a recording of the show archived here on Sound Cloud as host Kevin Bixby and his guests dive into the details.

A wild success

More than 300 people turned out on a beautiful October 13th evening in Las Cruces to make SWEC’s annual A Wild Night for Wildlife a big success. The event raised nearly $24,000 in support of SWEC’s conservation work. Thanks to everyone who attended. Click here to see photos of the event.

SWEC outing to Otero Mesa

On Saturday, 11/3, SWEC will lead an all-day trip to NM’s Otero Mesa, one of the largest desert grasslands left in North America. We’ll drive through El Paso east to Alamo Mountain. Along the way we should see pronghorn, raptors and other wildlife, and learn about how this special place is threatened by oil and gas development and what you can do about it. Advanced reservations are required. For more information and to register, please contact (575) 522-5552 or Amanda@wildmesquite.org.

SWEC is hiring

We are looking for a full-time Membership Coordinator/Office Manager. The role of this position is to grow our membership, serve as a liaison to our members, and manage the daily operations of our facility. Click here for more details.

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