River Source supports people living as good stewards of their watersheds by providing watershed science and policy education, planning, monitoring, ecological restoration and adapting to climate change

Donate online to River Source to get kids outdoors to connect with local rivers and to help youth proclaim "It's My Water Future!"

Click here to donate to connect kids to local rivers with hands-on restoration and water monitoring activities and to get youth engaged in the civics of protecting our rivers. We receive requests each year from schools such as Raton, Springer, Grants, DeVargas Middle School and many more that we cannot provide due to funding constraints. We also engage youth in creating a Secure Water Future but cannot provide pre-Legislative lessons on the civics of water policy and law due to limited funding. Your donation will get kids outdoors and prepare the next generation to be leaders in protecting our rivers.

Laura Paskus Blogs -"follow your heart!" and write about your local river

Laura Paskus warns "If you don’t write these stories—about changes in the landscapes or how a river channel carries its waters or what birds sing out within your forests—they might be lost." She also says"as a writer who focuses on the environment, that’s the impression I want to leave with readers: This world around us isn’t virtual. Ecosystems can’t be rebooted with the press of a button. Both beauty and controversy deserve more than a status update or 140 characters." Click here to check out the Laura's blog entry!

Come to the Watershed Watch Congress this April 2014!

Watershed Watch Congress at Rancho de los Golondrinas brings over 250 students and teachers together for a day of fun, science, and best of all sharing all the year's monitoring results on a public stage. The Watershed Congress is a great way for students to celebrate a year of monitoring local rivers, share their experiences and mingle with other students that do the same thing they do. Also, there are educational stations that include the living history of Rancho de los Golondrinas, snakes & lizards and raptors including live birds. Click here to learn more!

From The Blog

Youth make their voices heard at the NM Legislature 2014

I’m honored for the past 10 years to assist over 100 youth each year to take charge of their water and climate future by going to the New Mexico legislature to speak to their representatives about what they care about.  This year was different though ~~ I sensed a tangible urgency from students and speakers [...]

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Arielle Quintana’s lessons learned as a River Source intern with Cochiti Pueblo

Being an intern with River Source this summer has been a very great learning experience. I was given the opportunity to work with so many fascinating individuals who were just as interested and passionate about natural resources as I am. I was able to gain a lot of knowledge from these individuals and even build [...]

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What I learned working with River Source- Cameron Quintana

My name is Cameron Quintana, I am from the Pueblos of Cochiti and San Felipe. This summer I was involved in a summer internship through an organization run out of Santa Fe, NM called River Source. Upon first entering this internship I had no clear details of what we would be doing other than working [...]

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What I learned with Cochiti Pueblo-River Source internship by Tamarah Padilla-Mtz

McCune Internship The first week of the internship I had learned a lot. I learned about what types of invertebrates should be in the Rio Grande to determined if the water is good or not. In Santa Ana Pueblo, We found that there were damselflies, dragonflies, mayflies, caddis flies, larvae and more. There are three different [...]

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