411 State Capitol, Santa Fe, NM
This is a chance for the environmental community to demonstrate broad-based support to elected officials and the public for protecting our climate, clean air, clean water, and conservation of wildlife and public lands in New Mexico. We’ll have Lobby Training for people at 10:30am and 2pm. Meet at the podium in the Roundhouse. Participating groups: Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter, Defenders of Wildlife, Animal Protection Voters of NM, Audubon NM, Project Coyote, Wildlife Conservation Advocacy Southwest, Southwest Environmental Center, Sierra Club Northern Group, Trapfree NM, Rio Grande Restoration, Conservation Voters New Mexico, Amigos Bravos, Friends of Bosque del Apache NWR, Center for Biological Diversity, Environment NM, Gila Conservation Coalition, Gila River Information Project, Lobos of the Southwest, Friends of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks, The Santa Fe Raptor Center, The Wilderness Society, and Wild Earth Guardians
Passing stronger laws for animals takes ongoing dedication, planning, persistence, and plenty of voices from constituents like YOU! Join us for Animal Protection Lobby Day, and help make humane the new normal in 2017.
Our 2017 legislative priorities include banning traps and poisons on public lands and ending wildlife killing contests. We will continue to be vigilant in fighting against bills that are bad for animals, and supporting other pro-animal legislation.
9:00 AM- Registration & Refreshments (PERA Building)
10:00 AM- Citizen Lobbyist Training (PERA Building, Apodaca Hall)
11:30 AM- Lunch and Breakouts / Letter Writing Campaign (PERA Building)
1:00 PM- Group Photo on steps of PERA Building
1:30 PM- Deliver Letters to Your Legislators (Roundhouse)
2:30 PM- Press Conference / Guest Speakers (Roundhouse / Rotunda)
4:00 PM- Reception at APNM Santa Fe Office, 1111 Paseo de Peralta
An advocate called this morning (1/28) and reported seeing the first prairie dog emerge from hibernation at the NW Corner of Tramway and Lomas (Prairie Hills). This is a bit disturbing as the temperature this morning was 20F possibly warming to 40F later in the day. It is just TOO early. However, we do know that our gunnies can wake up for a snack and then go back into torpor if the weather is cold. We HOPE that’s the case, otherwise it will be a long spring season for our rescue crew. If any of our caregivers are of the mind to visit the lot, could you perhaps drop some carrots or grain down a few of the burrows? Also if you check the areas where you provide supplemental food for PD activity it would be appreciated. Thanks!
PS: The prairie dog pictured is a black tailed prairie dog in Colorado.