Friends of the Santa Fe River

"We abuse land because we see it as a commodity belonging to us. 
When we see land as a community to which we belong,
we may begin to use it with love and respect."  - Aldo Leopold

Return the river to her natural state.
Remove non-native invasive species.

The Santa Fe City and the public are walking along the Santa Fe River in the morning of August 25th to learn more about the work being done in the riparian zone of the river

2016 Aug: The Santa Fe City and the public are walking along the Santa Fe River in the morning of August 25th to learn more about the work being done in the riparian zone of the river. (Click on the right arrow to see next photo)

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: August 23, 2016

City to host walk along Santa Fe River Parkway to say thanks to the Friends of Santa Fe River and Michael Smith

SANTA FE, NM – Michael Smith, who leads the non-profit Friends of the Santa Fe River will wrap up three weeks of river riparian invasive-species removal at the end of this week. The work was done in cooperation with the City of Santa Fe Parks and Recreation Department, Fire Department, and the River, Watershed and Trails Section of the Public Works Department.
  Most significantly, Michael’s passion for the work succeeded in inspiring the cooperation and financial participation of a number of donors who support the work to remove invasive Siberian elms from the river parkway. This public/private partnership is founded upon a cooperative agreement that was approved by the city in 2015. We look forward to continued cooperation between the City of Santa Fe and Friends of the Santa Fe River in the years ahead.
  In appreciation for all of the work accomplished in the last few weeks, the City of Santa Fe will host a public walk of the site with Michael Smith. The public is invited to attend the walk and learn more about the work being done in the riparian zone of the river. The short walk will commence at 11 AM on Thursday, August 25th, 2016 and will take no more than 30-minutes. Those interested should meet at the park tables along the Santa Fe River just south of El Alamo Street.
 
  FRIENDS OF THE SANTA FE RIVER              www.friendsofthesantaferiver.org
 
  For more information, please contact Melissa McDonald, mamcdonald@santafenm.gov

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: August 9, 2016

City Partners with Non-Profits to Revitalize River Parkway

SANTA FE, NM – The City of Santa Fe and the Friends of the Santa Fe River are working together this month to restore the Santa Fe River riparian zone to its natural condition.  The work will take place on Alameda, along the river parkway, east of Paseo de Peralta.  The work will remove non-native invasive Siberian elm and Russian olive trees that are competing for the sun, water and space with native poplars, willow, box elders and grasses.  The river parkway when complete, will showcase what healthy native riparian zone.  The public is invited to learn more about and support our non-profit partners by visiting the following sites:
 
  FRIENDS OF THE SANTA FE RIVER              www.friendsofthesantaferiver.org
 
For more information, please contact Leroy Pacheco lnpacheco@santafenm.gov

 

Friends of the Santa Fe River is a Non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and is totally funded by private donations.
All donations are tax-deductible. Pleae donate to:

Friends of the Santa Fe River
c/o Rebuild New Mexico
2104 Tulip St. SW
Albuquerque, NM 87105

Last Updated: August 16, 2016