The Southwestern New Mexico Audubon Society serves communities in four counties;
Silver City, Deming, Lordsburg, Glenwood, Cliff, Reserve, the Mimbres Valley, and the Gila National Forest.
Friends of City of Rocks
Insect Diversity and Adaptation
Tim Geddes will present a talk on insect diversity and adaptation at the next Friends of City of Rocks meeting to be held March 29th, at 7:00 pm in Harlan Hall, Room 111. All are welcome and we hope to encourage new members, so please join us for our quarterly meeting, which we are holding in Harlan Hall in Silver City instead of at the City of Rocks — please join us!
Gila Native Plant Society Native Plant Pre-Sale
A variety of native plants are available to order at the Gila Native Plant Society Annual Pre-Sale. Order plants in March and pick them up late April, just before Earth Day. Choose from a selection of native trees, shrubs, flowers, cacti & grasses. Order plants in person = at the ABC Room, WNMU Besse-Forward Global Resource Center, Sat, March 23, 10 am to 1 pm. Online = GilaNPS.org > GNPS Plant Sale for available plant photos + information. Online ordering through April 8. All orders available for pick-up Wed, April 17, 9 to 11 am in the parking lot at 12th and Pope Streets across from to Gough Park.
Climate Leadership Training
The Upper Gila Watershed Alliance (UGWA), through its climate-based, youth-empowerment program called "Thinking ON a Mountain," is raising $4,000 for travel, food, and lodging expenses so a team of young climate-activists from Aldo Leopold Charter School can attend The Climate Reality Project's Leadership Corps Training in Atlanta, GA, March 14-16, 2019.
Help raise funds with a donation: Gofundme.com, search for Mike Fugagli, who initiated the campaign.
Led by former Vice President Al Gore, Jr., the training will focus on climate justice and the idea that climate change, at its heart, is a civil rights issue. We're proud of these young eco-monitors, who are willing to open their eyes, their minds, and their hearts to Aldo Leopold's "world of wounds." Let's get them to Atlanta! And, get them back here and listen to what they have to say.
Board of Directors Time!
Every other year SWNM Audubon elects new officers to the Board of Directors at the annual picnic and meeting in September, and 2019 is our election year. The elected positions are President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer. Also elected are two Directors-at-Large.
You can also help by becoming a member or chair of one of the chapter committees: Membership, Programs, Conservation, Field trips, Publications, or Education. If you are interested in volunteering to help your chapter, the time commitment is relatively small. The board meets from 3:30 – 5:00 on the first Wednesday of the month in the conference room at First Savings Bank, 13th Street and Hudson.