March 2017

What’s Going On? – Here & There – March 2017


March 9, 5–7 pm

San Juan River Watershed

Farmington Civic Center

200 W. Arlington St., Farmington, NM

NM Environment Dept. Surface Water Quality Bureau survey planning presentation. Community meeting. 505.827.2621,


March 11, 9:30 am–12 pm

Citizens’ Climate Lobby

Corrales, NM

Nonprofit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy organization. Meets on the second Sat. each month.


March 11, 2–5 pm

Simple Greywater Systems

UNM-Los Alamos Campus

Greywater is an important resource that can be used safely for creating gardens and wildlife habitats in our dry climate. Amanda Bramble will explain NM code and gravity-fed systems. $50.


March 13–15

Solar Power Colorado 2017

Omni Resort, Broomfield, Colo.

“Innovation: Making Solar Mainstream.” Hosted by the Colorado Solar Industries Association. Keynote by Martin Keller, Ph.D., director, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colo.,


March 15 Application Deadline

Leadership NM

Applications are being accepted for LNM’s Core Program and Connect NM, The Next Generation. The 10-month Core Program includes a cross-section of leaders around the state from public, private, nonprofit sectors. It addresses issues facing NM. Connect NM offers professionals, ages 25-40, the opportunity to develop leadership skills and learn how NM systems and structures work. 505.398.1500,


March 17 Application Deadline

Innovation Challenge

Open to Native American entrepreneurs. $5,000 cash prize and one year of business counseling and support services. Runners-up get one year of business incubation services. Hosted by the Native American Business Incubator Network and Catapult Design.


March 17 Application Deadline

Agricultural Conservation Easement Program

This program administered by the NM Natural Resource Conservation Service helps landowners protect working agricultural lands and wetlands. 505.761.4404,,


March 22–23

Bionutrient Food Workshop

Mer Girl Gardens, La Villita, NM

Principles and practices of biological farming for higher quality crops. Led by Dan Kittedge. Bring soil test results (, $30.) to learn how to amend your soil. 907.738.5333,


March 30–April 2

Flute Making & Traditional Farming at Jemez Pueblo

Creative arts and service learning. EarthWalks program based at Bodhi Mandala Zen Center in Jémez Springs also includes opportunity for rest, relaxation, hot springs and meditation practice. $500 includes lodging.,


March 31 Application Deadline

Governor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts

For individual artists in any discipline who merit a lifetime achievement award and individuals and organizations who have made a major contribution to the arts in NM. 505.827.6490 (SF), 1.800.879.4278,


March 31 Application Deadline

NM First Bipartisanship Award

Honors lawmakers or community leaders who put good policy above partisan politics. Nominate a leader you think is a role model for cross-party collaboration in areas such as health, education, economy or environment. Your nominee can work at local, state or federal levels.


April 14 Application Deadline

Outstanding Women in Agriculture

Nominations sought for Diamond in the Rough award to recognize an outstanding woman in NM agriculture and highlight her efforts. Award will be presented at the 12th biennial Women in Agriculture Leadership Conference, May 30–June 1 in Las Cruces. 200 women from all types of agriculture are expected. 575.524.0050,,


April 14 Ordering Deadline

Tree Seedlings Sale

NM State Forestry Div. Conservation Program. Ponderosa pine, white fur, Arizona ash, native plum, piñón, golden current, Nanking cherry, Manchurian apricot, Arizona cypress. Available to landowners who own at least one-acre in NM and use the seedlings for erosion control, wildlife habitat, reforestation, riparian restoration, etc. 505.476.3334,


April 22, 1:30–4:30 pm

Green Design

UNM-Los Alamos Campus

General intro with Suzette Fox. Learn to use sustainable products in fun, inspired ways to create a beautiful home. $50.


June 20–22

Environmental Conditions on the Animas and San Juan Watersheds

San Juan College, Farmington, NM

2nd annual conference. Emphasis on Gold King Mine and other mine waste issues. NM Water Resources Research Institute.


First Mondays each month, 3–5 pm

Sustainable Gallup Board

Octavia Fellin Library, Gallup, NM

The City of Gallup’s Sustainable Gallup Board welcomes community members concerned about conservation, energy, water, recycling and other environmental issues. 505.722.0039.


Mon., Wed., Fri., Sat., 10 am–4 pm

Pajarito Environmental Education Center

2600 Canyon Rd., Los Alamos, NM

Nature center and outdoor education programs. Exhibits of flora and fauna of the Pajarito Plateau; herbarium, live amphibians, butterfly and xeric gardens. 505.662.0460,


Tuesdays, 6–8 pm

Family Night

PEEC, Los Alamos, NM

The second Tuesday of every month. Games, activities experiments or crafts at the Nature Center. 505.662.0460,


3rd Tues., 7 pm

Four Seasons Gardening Classes

Sabana Grande Rec Center

4110 Sabana Grande Ave. SE, Río Rancho

3/21: Growing tomatoes; 4/18: Raised-bed gardening; 5/16: Chickens 101.


Weds., 10 am

Green Hour Hikes

Los Alamos Nature Center, Los Alamos, NM

Kid-centered hikes. Free.


First 3 Weds. Ea. Month, 6–7 pm

Solar 101 Classes

113 E. Logan Ave., Gallup, NM

Free classes about all things related to off-grid solar systems. No pre-registration necessary. 505.728.9246,,


2nd Weds., 1 pm

Sandoval County Master Gardeners Classes

County Extension Office

711. S. Cam. del Pueblo, Bernalillo, NM

Free classes. Urban horticulture series. 3/8: Cacti & succulents of the SW; 4/12: Rare & endangered plants; 5/10: Creating resilient garden systems II; 6/14: Climate extremes & ways to buffer it.


Registration Open

Recycling & Compost Facility Operators Courses

ABQ, Carlsbad, Ratón, Silver City, NM

The NM Environment Dept. Solid Waste Bureau, in partnership with the NM Recycling Coalition, hosts two recycling and two compost facility operators certification courses each year. To learn more and register, visit


Spirit of the Butterfly

923 E. Fairview Land, Española, NM

Women’s support group organized by Tewa Women United. Info/RSVP: Beverly, 505.795.8117


Basic Literacy Tutor Training

Española area

After training by the NM Coalition for Literacy, volunteer tutors are matched with an adult student. 505.747.6162,,




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