The Santa Fe Garden Club (SFGC) conservation efforts include annual grants, scholarships and donations to environmental groups working locally, statewide and on a national basis. They support a summer youth intern scholarship at Bandelier National Monument in New Mexico .
Club members volunteer their time and effort with local conservation groups such as “Keep Santa Fe Beautiful”. The Horticulture Committee works with the New Mexico Museum of Art and the Santa Fe Botanical Garden helping to maintain inspiring garden projects.
The SFGC also sponsors lectures focused on conservation issues that are open to the public.
Club members are involved with the Garden Club of America’s Partners for Plants Program focusing on the removal of invasive species and protection of rare, endangered and medicinal plants. Recently, members volunteered for a project at the Valdez Caldera National Preserve removing an invasive cheatgrass – Bromus tectorum.
The Club also published a pamphlet on water issues not too long ago.
Conservation Websites 3/2021
Composer, John Luther Adams, explores his environmental passions through music. sc.org/adams
Sierra magazine sierramagazine.org
Bird Watchers Digest birdwatchersdigest.com
National Wildlife Federation nwf.org National Park Foundation/Go Parks nationalparks.org
The New Agrarian Program quiviracoalition.org
Rewilding the Earth rewilding.org
Native Plant Society of New Mexico npsnm.org
Healthy Soil Working Group NMheathysoil.org
Garden Club of America National Affairs and Legislation website GCA.org