Nuestra Tierra Conservation Project
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Events

Jul
21
9:00 AM09:00

Raft the Rio Bravo Latino Conservation Week

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Get ready to raft (or float, sometimes walk) the Rio Bravo for Latino Conservation Week!

Friends of Organ Mountains, the Nuestra Tierra Conservation Project, Latino Outdoors and Hispanic Access Foundation have teamed up to sponsor another awesome trip down the Rio Bravo to honor the contributions of the Hispanic/Latinx community to conservation efforts across the country, and to get out and enjoy nature.

Please RSVP by emailing gabe.vasqueznm@gmail.com by Monday, July 1. We are capped at 30 participants, so RSVP sooner than later!

We will provide a float, paddles, lunch, and a good time.

You should plan on bringing sunscreen, huaraches (or your water shoes of choice), agua, a towel, and shades. We will have have a community cooler for all your beverages.

Before we launch, we will be learning about the history of the Robledo Mountains, the human habitation of the Rio Bravo in southern New Mexico, and some recent wins for creating equity in outdoor recreation.

Time & Date: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, July 21
Event Address: Leasburg Dam State Park, Radium Springs - Dam Site
Cost: Plan to bring $5 for parking for your vehicle (carpooling encouraged!)
Contact us at 484-639-4534, gabe.vasqueznm@gmail.com or director@organmtnfriends.org

Nos vemos en Julio!

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Aug
17
to Aug 18

Wilderness First Aid Training

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Whether you’re new to the outdoors or an experienced user, Wilderness First Aid certification will help build your outdoor skills and ensure that you’re ready for any situation on the trail, in the backcountry, or a local park.

In this 2-day course taught by Solo Wilderness Medicine, you’ll learn how to assess a variety of different emergency situations and learn a system that can help you make the right decisions during a critical time.

These classes are usually offered at rates of $250 or more, which make them cost-prohibitive for many people in New Mexico who could benefit from these important skills. Nuestra TIerra & Friends of OMDP have been able to secure a deeply discounted rate to help build the next generation of outdoor leaders and mentors in Las Cruces and the surrounding areas. Cost to attend is $125, with spots limited to 24.

Successful completion will result in a WIlderness First Aid Certification.

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8th Annual Aldo Leopold Kid's Fishing Derby
Jun
1
7:00 AM07:00

8th Annual Aldo Leopold Kid's Fishing Derby

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Summer is getting near and so is the 8th Annual Aldo Leopold Kids’ Fishing Derby on Saturday, June 1st at Lake Roberts, north of Silver City, NM. The derby will coincide with New Mexico’s Free Fishing Day, so bring the whole family for FREE fishing fun. There will be display booths, demonstrations, prizes and tons of interactive fun for the kids. The event will run from 7:00 a.mm to noon, with an awards ceremony to follow.

The Nuestra Tierra Conservation Project will be partnering with the New Mexico Wildlife Federation to host a booth and cook for the kids and families participating in the fishing derby. The Gila Trout is one of New Mexico’s most successful wildlife conservation successes and thanks to years of habitat restoration and reintroduction efforts by a wide variety of partners, Gila Trout can once again be enjoyed as a sport fish by youth and adults alike. Come join us, kids fish free!!

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Outdoor Equity Fund Celebration
May
9
5:30 PM17:30

Outdoor Equity Fund Celebration

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Join Nuestra Tierra and NM State Rep. Angelica Rubio for the celebration of the New Mexico Outdoor Equity Fund, the first of its kind in the nation from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 9, at Bow & Arrow Brewing in Albuquerque! Complimentary beverages and food will be available, as well as a special gear giveaway! We will also have a special announcement, so come out and celebrate with us! Sponsored by The Wilderness Society

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Vamos a Pescar with the Off-Leash Bulldawgs
Apr
13
to Apr 14

Vamos a Pescar with the Off-Leash Bulldawgs

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Nuestra Tierra Conservaiton project will join the Las Cruces Off-Leash Bulldawgs again this year for a fishing lesson and aquatic species education! We will be partnering with the Friends of Organ Mountains Desert Peaks and the New Mexico Wildlife Federation for an evening of fishing at Caballo Lake State Park.

This is a closed event open to Las Cruces High School students enrolled in the Off-Leash Bulldawgs program, but stay tuned for a few more public fishing events this summer!

Vamos a Pescar!

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Rafting the Rio Bravo
Jun
1
9:00 AM09:00

Rafting the Rio Bravo

We're going rafting! Well, more like floating, but it's going to be pretty awesome either way. On June 1, we'll be taking youth from the Juvenile Community Corrections program at Families & Youth Inc. on a 2-hour float down our beautiful Rio Bravo.

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Tierra Madre Hike at Kilbourne Hole
Apr
22
8:30 AM08:30

Tierra Madre Hike at Kilbourne Hole

Join us for a morning hike to celebrate el Dia de Nuestra Tierra Madre at Kilbourne Hole in the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument.

The Chihuahuan Desert is full of dramatic geologic formations and sites that hold the secrets to the landscapes as we see them today.

After the hike, join us for food and drinks at the Spotted Dog! Click the event to learn more.

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Hike with JCC Youth
Mar
23
9:00 AM09:00

Hike with JCC Youth

As part of our partnership with the Juvenile Community Corrections (JCC) Program/Families & Youth Inc., Nuestra Tierra guides will take local youth out to a cultural site in the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument for a self-reflective, culturally conscious exploration of the Robledo Mountains. 

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Public Lands Rally
Feb
1
11:00 AM11:00

Public Lands Rally

Whether you are a hiker, angler, hunter, bird watcher, horseback rider, camper or just enjoy New Mexico’s beauty, our environment, national parks, monuments and forests, the New Mexico Wildlife Federation encourages you to come out the 2017 Public Lands Rally!

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#OptOutside on Black Friday
Nov
25
11:00 AM11:00

#OptOutside on Black Friday

Instead of feeding the Black Friday Frenzy, join Friends of Organ Mountains – Desert Peaks, Latino Outdoors, and the New Mexico Wildlife Federation for a hike in the Organ Mountains!

Where: Soledad Canyon (From Exit 1 on Interstate 25, take University Avenue/Dripping Springs Road east for about 4.5 miles, then turn south on the Soledad Canyon Road. That road will turn east in a mile; follow it all the way to the end)

If you’re not familiar with Soledad Canyon, meet us at 9:30 a.m. in front of Milagro Coffee Shop at 1733 E. University Ave. We will caravan from there to our hike, which is less than ten minutes away.

This is a family friendly hike with free BURRITOS DE BARBACOA, hot chocolate, and cookies! All are welcome. Hope to see you there!

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