River Source Blog

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 […]

From the River to the Page

From the River to the Page by Laura Paskus Hey there, young writers. I’m just stopping by to contradict what most smart and caring adults will say about your career choices. My advice? Follow your heart. And if your heart takes you along rivers and canyons (or even into meeting rooms full of angry-faced men […]

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Youth will be meeting with representatives on climate and water issues..click here to see  their stories…To blog: 1st  login by going the bottom of the RiverSource.net front page & clicking on “Student Login”.  2nd, enter the username /password you have from your teacher. Third, click on “Posts” and “Add New”.  Then start blogging!  Click to the right for guidance […]

Where does all the stormwater go?

I’m honored to work with some great practitioners of watershed science.  One of them, Aaron Kauffman of Southwest Urban Hydrology, told me that stormwater is one of the most under utilized resources in Santa Fe. I’ve heard the same from my friend, colleague and mayor, David Coss.  He guesstimated that Santa Fe could gain as […]

What is the real minimum of daily water needed to lead a normal life?

My neighbor, Louise Pape, inspires me and many others with all she has accomplished in her life.  But one of the most exciting experiments she tried was to see how little water she could use and still lead a normal life (without neighbors avoiding you because of your odor).  Louise was profiled in National Geographic […]

Rio Chama Watershed Watch

If you are like me, you don’t pull into a filling station because it sells gasoline produced by your favorite energy company. You go there because it’s the cheapest station on the strip, or because the lines are the shortest, their chimichangas are made fresh every day or, crap, how are you already out of smokes again? Barring these and other situations, the unspoken arrangement between us and the energy companies is that they must supply and we must buy.

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