posted on August 15, 2012 09:26
Amigos Bravos, a non-profit organization, was formed in 1988 with the mission of helping to protect the rivers and Rio Grande watershed in New Mexico. Their work covers a variety of functions, all of which are aimed at protecting and helping provide clean, safe water to the communities that rely on it.
Their Clean Water Circuit Rider
program offers several Clean Water Act workshops
throughout the year for communities in New Mexico, Colorado, and Arizona. They also organize volunteer river cleanups, and work with affiliated organizations to assist in compiling water quality sampling reports.
Organizations like this, working with limited resources, demonstrate what is possible in terms of protecting and providing access to safe, clean water for your communities. Amigos Bravos
mission reaches into a variety of issues, and yours may be more focused or singular depending on your community’s concerns and needs. But there are several areas of interest on their site to explore, including fact sheets
that provide not only information about specific issues, but also contact information for community members to voice their concerns directly to officials and other action items.
Explore their site for additional ideas that are relevant to your community, and be sure to contact them for information about their workshops and resources that would be useful in developing or hosting programs of your own.