An Educational Tour Will Demonstrate the Realities of Oil and Gas Threats to the Environment

Established in 1992, Southwest Environmental Center is a member-supported, grassroots conservation organization based in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Our mission is to protect and restore native wildlife and their habitats in the Southwestern borderlands, through advocacy, education and on-the-ground projects. Join us on November 9th for an informative expedition, we’d like to call Threats to our Desert Grassland.

Kevin Bixby, Executive Director of SWEC, will lead an all-day tour of Otero Mesa and teach how the ecology and wildlife of this very special place is threatened with oil and gas development. Along the way, we should see pronghorn, raptors and other wildlife that take refuge here, one of the largest desert grasslands left in North America. Enjoy an optional ramble up the Alamo Mountain to see the petroglyphs of this archeologically rich area as well.

As the son of a naval officer, Kevin grew up all over the world, but the American West has always been home. While attending high school in Oakland, he began his activist career by volunteering at the Berkeley Ecology Center. After graduating with a B.A. in biology from Dartmouth College in 1978, he returned to the San Francisco Bay Area and began volunteering at Friends of the Earth. In 1988 Kevin moved to New Mexico with his wife and started the Southwest Environmental Center in 1991.

Southwest Environmental Center speaks for wildlife and wild places. Space is limited and advance registration is required for Threats to our Desert Grassland. Register online at or by calling 575-522-5552 to save your spot.

Are you growing weary of life’s monotony? This means you need to break away from your daily routine. The friendly management team at Sonoma Palms Apartments in Las Cruces, New Mexico encourages you to add a little something special to your day by attending this event!

Event Time/Date:
Saturday, November 9, 2019—7:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
Southwest Environmental Center
350 El Molino Boulevard
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88005

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