SW Environmental Center Gala quickly approaching

September 27, 2016

Tickets Still Available for SWEC Gala—Oct. 15th

The Southwest Environmental Center’s annual gala, A Wild Night for Wildlife, is quickly approaching on Saturday, Oct. 15, 6-10 pm, on Main Street, downtown  Las Cruces. Click here to buy your tickets at the Early Bird price of $50. This year’s theme? Vote for Wildlife!

We’ve got a great lineup of local restaurants and bands, and we’ve got some great silent auction items waiting for you, like Southwest Airline vouchers and a week at a Mexican resort. This is one of our important fundraising events of the year. Your ticket purchase goes to support our efforts to protect wildlife and wild places all year long. We look forward to seeing you there! Want to volunteer? Contact victoria@wildmesquite.org or (575) 522-5552 for more info.

Grassroots Training for Wildlife Advocates—Friday, 9/30, 4 pm

SWEC will be working on a number of wildlife issues at the New Mexico Legislature in January, including a ban on coyote killing contests, trapping, wildlife trafficking and others. Want to help? Come to a grassroots activist workshop this Friday, 4-5 pm, at SWEC, cosponsored with one of the many organizations we partner with, Animal Protection Voters. Executive Director Kevin Bixby and APVs’ Chief Legislative Officer Jessica Johnson will talk about champions, villains and prospects for success in the upcoming session, and how you can get involved. Please RSVP to Peter@wildmesquite.org or (575) 522-5552.

Medicinal Plants of the Organ Mountains—10/1

There’s still room on our next Back by Noon outing this Saturday morning: a trip to Dripping Springs to explore the world of medicinal plants, led by herbalist Deborah Brandt, owner of From the Ground Up. This always popular outing is an easy to moderate ramble on a developed trail up a beautiful canyon. Call (575) 522-5552 to register.

SWEC Welcomes New Field Organizer

Peter Sloan is SWEC’s new field organizer. Born in Seattle and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, Peter is a recent transplant to New Mexico. He will be working to build public support for Mexican wolf recovery, a ban on wildlife killing contests, and related issues. Click here to learn more about him and see his photo.

 

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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