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Acequia Annual Meetings: Delinquencies

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                  Las Nueve del Rio Grande Acequia Association Annual Meeting- Photo taken by NMAA Staff By Olivia Romo, NMAA Staff In the deep winter months of January and February you will find acequia commissioners hard at work firming up their plans for the spring cleaning, infrastructure evaluations, […]

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New Mexico Acequia Revitalization on Historic Lands

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Regando en Mora con la Acequia de Los Luceros- Photo taken by Rosalie Mondragon  Proposed NRCS Investment: $2,907,670 (State)   Lead Partner: NM Association of Conservation Districts, NM Interstate Stream Commission, NM Acequia Association Number of Initial Partners: 7 Participating States: New Mexico (Lead State)   New Mexico has a rich history of community acequias […]

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Acequia Annual Meetings: Quorum & Updating Bylaws

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NMAA Staff Olivia Romo discussing local water issues with acequia leaders in Seboyetta, NM- Photo taken by Maria Gallegos, NMAA Staff   As 21st century acequias adapt to environmental challenges and modern water law it is important now more than ever to engage parciantes in acequia duties, update bylaws and exercise good governing practices. Most […]

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A New Horizon for the TVAA

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Encuentro de TVAA facilitated by Paula Garcia- Photo taken by Olivia Romo By Sylvia Rodriquez, TVAA Board Member Taos Valley Acequia Association was established as a non-profit corporation in 1989 for charitable, educational and scientific purposes in order to serve the needs of acequias in the Taos Valley. The TVAA Articles of Incorporation list among […]

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Legislative Outlook: Capital Outlay & Acequias

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 By Paula Garcia, Executive Director of NMAA   The NM State Legislature will convene on January 17th for a 60-day regular session during which they will consider legislation on changes to statute (policy changes) as well as to approve a budget for fiscal year 2017 which starts July 1, 2017. In addition, because of a […]

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Consider a Gift to NMAA this Holiday Season

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Food and Seed Traditions in Nambe, NM- Photo taken by Quita Ortiz Acequias continue to be the lifeblood of our communities, providing nourishment through locally grown food, economic livelihood and aquifer recharge. This year we witnessed the declaration that "Water is Life" in the national coverage of Standing Rock, affirming that we are not alone […]

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Congreso 2016: El Movimiento en Defensa de Nuestra Agua

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Nuestra Agua, Nuestro Futuro: Acequias Rising! On Saturday November 19th 2016, over 250 acequia farmers, ranchers, and the next generation of acequia leaders gathered at the Sagebrush Inn Convention Center in Taos to celebrate the future and resiliency of acequia culture and land-based ways of living across the state of New Mexico. Some of the […]

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National Resource Conservation Service EQIP Program Deadline December 16, 2016

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The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is a voluntary program authorized under the 2014 Farm Bill that helps producers install measures to protect soil, water, plant, wildlife, and other natural resources while ensuring sustainable production on their farms, ranches and working forest lands. https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/nm/programs/financial/eqip/ Please contact Serafina@lasacequias.org for more information. [ viagra sample | how […]

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Rio Pecos Agricultural & Water Rights Workshop

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Paula Garcia, NMAA Executive Director facilitating the Rio Pecos Agricultural & Water rights workshop-Photo taken by Olivia NMAA Staff By Olivia Romo, NMAA Staff On December 8th 2016 the NM Acequia Association in partnership with American Friends Service Committee, and the Cow Creek Basin Regional Acequia Association, hosted an agricultural and water rights workshop in […]

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The Seasonal Cycle of Acequia Management: Winter Duties

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Acequia in the winter of NW Albuquerque-Photo taken by Donatella Davanzo    (The following is an excerpt from The Mayordomía Handbook and Field Guide, developed by the NMAA to help serve as a practical guide for a new mayordomo or mayordoma in training.)   A mayordomo knows that each season presents a very definite change […]

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