Awards and Public Recognition


  • New Mexico Environmental Educator of the Year presented to Rivers & Birds’ Executive Director by New Mexico Environmental Education Association and Project Learning Tree


  • Conservation Award presented by the New Mexico Outdoors Coalition for Rivers & Birds’ work with the Columbine Hondo and Rio Grande del Norte legislative protection campaigns and for Rivers & Birds education efforts.
  • Southwest Woman in Conservation, recognition letter presented by Senator Tom Udall to Rivers & Birds’ Executive Director at the Randall Davey Audubon Southwest Women in Conservation Conference


  • Wilderness Hero, Campaign for America’s Wilderness, Pew Charitable Trust


  • New Mexico Environmental Organization of the Year – Pinion Award, Santa Fe Community Foundation


  • Green Heart Award, Sustain Taos (Taos community environmental business collaborative)
  • Educational Media Award, Taos Soil and Water Conservation District for our Nuestras Acequia documentary film.


  • NM Mexico Governor’s Film Cup Award, for Nuestras Acequias, our 20 minute documentary film about New Mexico’s acequia (historic, communal irrigation) tradition


  • Education Award, Taos Soil and Water Conservation District, for our Watershed Learning Project for Fifth Grade Students


  • Award for Educational Excellence, Taos Municipal School Board for our fifth grade Watershed Learning Project