SWEC events week of June 13

June 13, 2016

Raising Shrimp in the Desert—Talk at SWEC June 14th

Come hear about how two Las Cruces-area businesses are pushing the envelope of sustainability by recycling water and waste products to raise shrimp, fish and produce at this Tuesday Talk at SWEC, June 14th, at 7 pm. Read more here

Howling for Wildlife—Benefit Concert by Dana Lyons, June 16th

Don’t miss this one-night only concert by Dana Lyons on Thursday, June 16, at SWEC at 7 pm. Bringing together a mix of comedy, ballads and love songs, Dana’s sharp wit and beautiful voice have him performing at concert halls, festivals, conventions, fundraisers and universities across the US and around the world. Dana’s music style includes a bit of everything. Check out his top hit Cows with Guns here.

Federal judge temporarily halts Mexican wolf releases

In a major setback for endangered Mexican wolves, a federal judge on Friday granted the state of New Mexico’s request for a halt to further releases of wolves by federal officials. Judge William P. Johnson stopped short of requiring that two captive-born wolf pups already placed into a wild wolf litter be retrieved. (Read more here.) The decision probably means that additional releases will not happen this year. Biologists say such releases are urgently needed to rescue Mexican wolves from extinction. NM officials say the feds need a permit to release wolves into NM, but won’t give them one.

Please sign this online petition to send a message to the feds and Governor Martinez that you support more Mexican wolf releases in New Mexico. It will just take a second. Thank you!

 

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