Consider a Gift to NMAA this Holiday Season


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 in our dedication to protect land-based ways of life and the sacred elements which support us.
 

Our call to action as we create our "Plan de las Acequias" for the future of our acequia communities is to join the movimento en defensa del agua today.  We need your support!
 
NMAA has a comprehensive approach to fulfill our vision of acequias flowing with clean water and people working together to grow food and celebrate our cultural heritage. Some of the highlights of our work in 2016 are:
 
  • Leadership development, training, and technical assistance to 846 acequia elected officials and members in 37 meetings and workshops, including our statewide conference for commissioners and mayordomos. We provided nearly 500 technical assistance services.
  • An additional $3 million Federal dollars have been allocated to acequia infrastructure projects through our successful partnership with NM Association of Conservation Districts, NRCS and ISC, via the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP).
  • Youth and family engagement in intergenerational food projects with 263 activities in 6 communities, with 12 schools and 14 partners through our Sembrando Semillas program.
Youngest Parciante of Acequia San Jose de la Cienega- Photo taken by Marty Vigil

As acequias confront the challenges of an uncertain climate, commodification of water, and other pressures, we also see the resurgence of local agriculture and the need for healthy local produce for our communities. NMAA needs your support to meet these challenges and secure a healthy future for the next generation of acequieros.

 
Will you join the NM Acequia Association TODAY with a donation and membership to advance el movimiento en defensa del agua?
 
Maiz $1000
Chile $500
Hava $250

 

Alverjon $100
Acequia membership $40
Parciante/Supporter membership $20
 
Membership includes a newsletter subscription.
 
Note: Donations to NMAA are tax deductible.
Make checks payable to the New Mexico Acequia Association, 805 Early St. Blg B Suite 203 Santa Fe NM 87505
!Mil Gracias!