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Taos Pueblo Day School students take in the views at Rio Grande del Norte National Monument during our "Kids in the Monument" Project!
Photo courtesy of JR Logan.
Join us this Saturday, June 3rd for a hands-on course in herbal medicine and first aid! Learn how to identify and use plants in the field, and which to carry in your first aid kit.
Saturday, June 3. 9:30 AM — 4:30 PM @ SMU Fort Burgwin Campus
RSVP with Roberta at: email@example.com or
575-776-7159 / 575-776-5200
Celebrate the 4th anniversary of Rio Grande del Norte National Monument with friends, family, community, and honored guest,
Senator Tom Udall.
Saturday, March 25, 12-3 p.m.
at Taos Mesa Brewing Mothership on Highway 64.
Live animals from noon-1p.m., formal presentations 1-2 p.m.,
animals, music, fun & cake 2-3 p.m.
— Visit with friendly llamas and live hawks from Wild Earth Llama Adventures & Santa Fe Raptor Center.
—Sing along to the music of Sol Connection band.
—Enjoy a slice of organic, gluten-free birthday cake from Farmhouse Cafe and Bakery!
Bring a poem or your favorite photo of our National Monument to share on a community memento board.
Celebrate what protected public lands mean to you!
The fate of Taos Valley's water is at a crossroads. It's time for citizens to speak up about the Abeyta Settlement plan that may alter the future of our water, our traditions, and our communities.
As many of us know, the situation in Standing Rock is coming to a critical juncture. With winter settling in, increasingly violent displays of force by law enforcement against the peaceful demonstrators or 'Water Protectors', and the threat of a forced closure of the camps on December 5 by the US Army Corps of Engineers, it is important to speak up now to protect sacred water and our Earth in the face of environmental devastation.
President Obama has the ability to permanentl...y halt the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, and we must urge him to use his position of power for the benefit of all.
Sign the petition and find more ways to get involved here: http://act.350.org/sign/stop-dakota-access-pipeline/
Please use your own power and voice, and get involved now!
Rivers & Birds just completed another wonderful round of our Watershed Learning Program! Over the past several weeks, 5th grade students from Arroyos del Norte Elementary School learned about important aspects of watershed health and conservation, global water availability, prehistoric water conservation methods, "Leave No Trace" ethics, and more through engaging, experiential field trips and lessons.
We are confident that these incredibly capable and caring students will take these lessons with them as they grow to become the next generation of environmental advocates and caretakers.
As always, we are full of gratitude to our community volunteers and funding partners for making this exciting work possible!
As part of a National Day of Action, we will join those gathering at the State Capitol Building in Santa Fe tomorrow to peacefully and prayerfully stand in solidarity with all those opposing the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota. If at all possible, we urge you to join us there or to find a similar event near you!
It is more important now than ever that we stand up in defense of our Earth and in support of one other. No matter our beliefs, who we are, or where we come from, water is life for us all.
Rivers & Birds is recruiting our third year AmeriCorps VISTA! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in this position. Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and grant writing is preferred, but please apply if you have an interest in serving your community like what we do!
Thanks to our great volunteers for hiking Wild Rivers with 4th grade students! Dr. John Miles points out some of the volcanic features of the gorge in this photo. Please consider donating to our fundraiser! https://www.crowdrise.com/robertasalazar-everykidinapark
Questa fourth-graders had a great time hiking at the Wild Rivers Recreation Area on Rio Grande del Norte National Monument this week! Teacher, Bill McDonald, shares his experience with Rivers & Birds, and discusses the importance of getting kids out onto our public lands.