How you can help

Sharon Niederman

Several groups active in Rio Grande conservation and bosque preservation offer educational programs and sponsor hands-on restoration projects.

Amigos Bravos. Focus is on water quality, the environment, and educating the people who live along the Rio Grande and its tributaries. (505) 924-2223 or

City of Albuquerque, Parks & Recreation Department. Sponsors cleanups, planting, and an Adopt-an-Open-Space program. Check out the Día de Río program at Rio Grande Botanic Garden in Albuquerque Biological Park. 9-4 Oct 19. 2601 Central Ave. NW; (505) 452-5200.

Rio Grande Restoration: A Voice for the River. Ongoing stewardship projects, from cottonwood-planting to bosque cleanup. (505) 266-3609 or

Rio Grande/Rio Bravo Basin Coalition. Builds awareness of water quality and sustainability issues in the Rio Grande basin in the U.S. and Mexico. (915) 532-0399 or