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Strengthen Your GRIP! There are many ways for you to get involved and help GRIP to promote community health by protecting our environment here in southwest New Mexico.

Through your donation, you can become a member and receive our quarterly newsletter, GetAGRIP, and keep up-to-date on the most important environmental news in southwestern New Mexico. Visit our donation page where you can make a secure, on-line donation to GRIP. Your gift, large or small, is a significant investment in our quality of life, environmental health, and in our community’s future. We appreciate your support!

Issues move quickly in our 24/7 society. By subscribing to our email list and liking us on Facebook, GRIP can keep you apprised of environmental news in real time. However, we respect your email inbox and we strive to minimize our communications with you to only what’s necessary.

GRIP’s voice is strengthened if you can help us by taking action on important environmental issues confronting our community, from groundwater protection from mining activities to keeping our Gila River free flowing!

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Hanover/Whitewater Creek Cleanup Open House – Tuesday, Oct 30th

Freeport-McMoRan (FMI) Chino mine will be holding an Open House for the Hanover/Whitewater Creek Investigation Unit Interim Removal Action, on October 30th from 4 – 7pm at the Bayard Community Center, 290 Hurley Ave in Bayard. FMI will begin the next Interim Removal Action at the Chino Mine site this fall, according to the work plan recently […]


Copper Flat Mine – Public Hearings start September 24

State regulators will be holding hearings on the Copper Flat Mine, located in Hillsboro, NM. New Mexico Copper Corporation has applied for a groundwater discharge permit from the NM Environment Department and a mining permit from the NM Mining and Minerals Division. The New Mexico Environment Department public hearing will begin at 9:00 a.m. on September […]

Celebrate Earth Day this Saturday!

Silver City’s annual Earth Day celebration will be on Saturday,April 21, from 10 am to 2 pm, at Gough Park.  More than 30 organizations and businesses will showcase their mission, services, or green products.  The event will feature live entertainment throughout the day, as well as food and kids’ activities. “We’re really excited to have […]

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Oppose Holloman Flyovers at now LIVE! Take action to oppose Holloman flyover proposal    Do you want to learn more about the Holloman Air Force Base proposal to expand military training over the Gila or take action to oppose this plan that could severely impact our local economy, environment and quality of life? Check out the new website for Resources and the latest news to […]

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World Water Day – Nature for Water – March 22 & 24

Silver City Watershed Keepers celebrates World Water Day Nature for Water in Silver City Events scheduled for March 22 and 24 On March 22 & 24, the Silver City Watershed Keepers in association with Stream Dynamics will hold a two-day event for World Water Day. World Water Day has been held on March 22nd annually, since its inception in […]

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Register/Volunteer 2018 Earth Day Celebration – April 21, 10am-2pm, Gough Park

Join more than 30 organizations and businesses for Silver City’s annual Earth Day Celebration! This year’s theme, End Plastic Pollution, focuses on the global plastic problem and ways to address it. Plastics litter our landscape, clog waterways, and pollute our oceans, and growing evidence shows how they contribute to health problems in humans and animals. […]


Community Discussion on Military Training Over the Gila – January 16, 6:30 pm

Community Discussion on Military Training Over the Gila January 16, 2018; 6:30 pm WNMU Global Resource Center Auditorium Special Guest: Carol Miller, Peaceful Skies Coalition   Join the Gila Resources Information Project, Gila Conservation Coalition, Upper Gila Watershed Alliance, Center for Biological Diversity and the NM Wilderness Alliance for a community discussion on Holloman Air […]

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TAKE ACTION: Martinez Administration wants to weaken water quality rules

  GRIP, Amigos Bravos, & NMELC challenge dirty water proposals TAKE ACTION TODAY in support of New Mexico’s water! The New Mexico Environment Department has proposed amendments to the state’s water quality regulations that will weaken protections for our surface and groundwater under the New Mexico Water Quality Act. NMED’s petition goes before the New […]

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TAKE ACTION: Military Training Threatens the Gila

Holloman Air Force Base is considering expansion of its Special Use Airspace for training of F-16 fighter pilots over Silver City, the Gila National Forest and Gila and Aldo Leopold Wilderness Areas. Encompassing the nation’s first wilderness area and New Mexico’s last wild river, the Gila Region attracts retirees, outdoor recreation and tourism from throughout […]


ACTION ALERT: Cobre Mine Public Hearing/Open House – Tuesday, August 29, 4 pm

Cobre-Continental Mine Proposal to Resume Operations Public Hearing, Aug 29, 5:30 pm Open House starts at 4:00 pm   Freeport-McMoRan Cobre Mining Company has proposed to take the Continental Mine off of standby status and resume operations. Inactive since 2007, the company must obtain permits under the NM Mining Act and Water Quality Act to cover operations […]

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