From attending special events to participating in community clean-ups, there are lots of ways you can support County sustainability initiatives!
Celebrate Earth Day
Santa Fe County is sponsoring a special event at the County Fairgrounds to celebrate Earth Day! Learn from rainwater harvesting experts, help put the finishing touches on a new rain garden, get answers to your gardening questions from Master Gardeners, enjoy live music, and learn about local sustainability initiatives!
Where: Santa Fe County Fairgrounds, 3229 Rodeo Road, Santa Fe, NM 87507
When: April 22, 2023 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
(subject to change)
- 9:00 - 9:30 AM: Breakfast snacks & refreshments
- 9:30 - 10:20 AM: Presentations from The RainCatcher, Inc. & Santa Fe Extension Master Gardeners
- 10:20 AM - 12:00 PM: Hands-on gardening activities & music
Representatives from Santa Fe County and community organizations will be sharing resources and activities at booths throughout the event (9:00-12:00)!
Registration: Registration is encouraged. Click here to sign up.
What to bring: Come dressed to spend the morning outdoors learning and gardening! Please bring a reusable water bottle or mug if you have one. You are encouraged to bring gardening gloves and wear long pants and closed-toed shoes if you will be participating in any gardening activities.
Safety: Participants (adult and youth) will be required to sign a waiver at the event before participating in any gardening activities. Participants are expected to adhere to COVID-19 guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and New Mexico Department of Health regarding social distancing and use of masks. Please stay home if you are not feeling well or have recently been exposed to COVID-19.
Click here to download the event flyer
Earth Day 2023 Event Tabling
The Sustainability Office is seeking community organizations with a focus on sustainability, environmental education, and/or environmental protection to table at the 2023 Earth Day event! During this special event, participants will learn from rainwater harvesting experts, help put the finishing touches on a new rain garden, and learn about local sustainability initiatives!
Click here to review the guidelines and apply for a table for your organization
Tabling applications are due April 10, 2023.
Adopt a Road
Join the Adopt-a-Road program to help keep Santa Fe beautiful!
The Adopt-a-Road program helps to save tax payer dollars, build community pride, and protect the environment. Participants select a County road to adopt and pick up litter along that road at least twice per year. Volunteers include young adult organizations, businesses, faith-based organizations, families, individuals, and more!
How to adopt a road
Click here to view the Adopt-a-Road map and find a County road that you would like to adopt.
Contact Nav Khalsa, Volunteer Coordinator, at email@example.com, (505) 992-9894 to sign up for the Adopt-a-Road program. Adopters will need to complete two forms: 1) an information form describing the road you would like to adopt; and 2) a hold harmless agreement that addresses the legal and safety concerns of roadside work. Once you have signed up, we will provide you with free clean up supplies, including trash bags, gloves, and safety vests. We can even place signage along your segment of road that recognizes your participation in the program!
Commit to picking up litter along your adopted road at least twice per year. Share your progress and photos with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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