River Source

Mailing Address: 2300 West Alameda A6, Santa Fe, NM 87507
County of Location: Santa Fe
Phone: (505) 660-7928
NTEE Code: B- Education, C- Environment, O- Youth Development
Mission Statement:

River Source supports people living as good stewards of their watersheds by providing watershed science and policy education, planning, monitoring, ecological restoration and promoting collaboration.

Primary Programs:

*Watershed Watch is a program that assists teachers and students with field studies aimed at monitoring watershed functions, soil erosion, and fishery health. Students participating in the program collect biological, chemical, and physical data and present their findings to interested parties such as acequia associations, school boards, and state and federal agencies charged with water quality monitoring. Some of this data has also been contributed to Watershedwiser.org, an online database that tracks the health of multiple watersheds around the state.

*Clean Water Partners provides opportunities for students to meet at the NM Legislature to discuss water policy issues with a panel of speakers from various state agencies, Native American pueblos, and non-governmental organizations.

*A Statewide Watershed Forum was organized in 2009 to provide tools and information to promote local leadership for watershed restoration projects. Citizens and agencies were also given the chance to share successes, challenges, and innovations, and to network to discuss watershed issues. *River Source is also tasked with assisting 5 Pueblos (Zia, Zuni, San Felipe, Cochiti, & Santo Domingo) to start Clean Water Act programs.

*EcoWISER Environmental website (www.ecowiser.org) provides environmental education resources, upcoming events, & opportunities for teacher training in environmental education.

Populations Served: All Populations
Counties Served: Statewide
Year Founded:


Annual Budget: $100,000 - $249,999
Personnel: 1 to 5 FTE
Executive Director:

Rich Schrader

Accepts inquiries: Accepts inquiries about volunteering
Nonprofit Status: Is fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)(3) nonprofit

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