News

  • Ciudad SWCD seeks applicants for Board appointment

    Due to a recent resignation, the Ciudad SWCD Board of Supervisors has an opening for an appointed Board member. Preferred (but not required) qualifications for the appointed member include experience in natural resources conservation and stewardship, commitment to public engagement and education, and previous board or commission experience. To discuss this opportunity and to submit an application for consideration, please contact Board Chairman Steve Glass at 505-697-0571 or at jstvglass@gmail.com.

  • Ciudad SWCD and partners win Urban Agricultural Conservation grant

    Ciudad SWCD and local partners have been awarded an Urban Agricultural Conservation grant from the National Association of Conservation districts! The grant funds will enable the project partners to continue and expand the Bernalillo County Grow the Growers program for another year. To view the official announcement, click here. To view the grant application, click here.

  • New native plants educational resource published

    The Institute for Applied Ecology has published a new curriculum for educating students in grades 9-12 about native (and non-native) plants in New Mexico. 

    This native plant curriculum is structured on the ecoregions of New Mexico and covers botany, community ecology, ethnobotany, invasives - so much! The New Mexico Native Plant Society supported this resource, "From Ponderosa to Prickly Pear: Exploring the Native Plants of New Mexico", and you can download the document here.

  • Ciudad SWCD Chairman receives Award of Excellence in Environmental Education! 


    J. Steven Glass, Chairman and long-time Board Supervisor for Ciudad SWCD, was named a recipient of the Environmental Education Association of New Mexico's 2016 Dr. Richard W. Becker Award of Excellence in Environmental Education.  The announcement was made on November 11th, 2016 at the EEANM Environmental Literacy Summit.  This award recognizes and honors annually an outstanding individual in the field of environmental education or service learning in New Mexico.  This award reflects Dr. Becker's commitment and passion to conservation, education and service learning, and acknowledges Steve's deep commitment to those ideals as well as the impact of his work in environmental education.  Congratulations and thank you Steve for all of your hard work!
            

  • American Red Cross announces a fire preparedness for smart phones      

        The Wildfire App gives you important information in the palm of your hand:

    • Preloaded content gives users instant access to information on what to do before, during and after wildfires – even without mobile connectivity 
    • The latest updates from local, state and federal fire agencies in the “Wildfire News” section
    • Red Cross emergency shelter locator for when you need help
    • One-touch “I’m Safe” button that instantly posts a message to your social networks, notifying friends and family that you’re out of harm’s way, and more.

        You may download the app by visiting their website:
        http://american.redcross.org/site/MessageViewer?dlv_id=23594&em_id=20131.0
      


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