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Friday, September 30, 2005

Last Chance for NM Wildlands Conference

From the NM Wilderness Alliance:
Don't miss the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance's 2005 Wildlands Conference de Santa Fe on October 8th with a special day of Wilderness Workshops and a post-conference Wild Reception.

Only 40 Spaces Left!
Sign up on line at  https://secure.ga3.org/05/conference_05
or Call 505-843-8696

The conference will be held from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Registration will begin at 8:00 AM
Location: El Dorado Hotel, 309 West San Francisco Street, Santa Fe, NM
The Conference Fee is $40 including lunch and reception

We will start off the Conference with guest speakers Jim Baca and Dave Foreman. After you are all pumped up to save Wilderness, we will split up into the first workshop session.  You will have a choice of 3 (1-hour long) sessions: Emergency Wilderness Medicine, Creating Collaborations with our Fellow New Mexicans, and Threats to Wilderness.

We then come back together for the "Conservationist of the Year Award" and settle down for a gormet lunch of Santa Fe style southwestern cuisine.  During lunch the film "Monumental: David Brower's fight for Wild America" will be shown.

After lunch you will have a choice of 2 more workshop sessions: Creatively protecting Wilderness, Youth in the Environment, The American  Jaguar, NM Wilderness Areas, Wilderness Activism Guide and the Roadless Rule.

Post-Conference Wild Reception
After a day of interesting Wilderness worshops we will unwind with a Wild Happy Hour Reception from 4:00 to 6:00 PM.  We will be serving up margaritas and snacks and holding an auction. Here is a sneak peak a the auciton items:

Live Auction Wilderness Trips including: Guided Backpacks, Llama Trek and 2 Night B&B

Silent Auction
1961 New Mexico Gazetteer
Gym Gift Certificates
Dana Design Trail Series Backpack
Marmot "Twilight" 2-person tent.  Weight is 5lb. 4oz.
Dry-bag, compressible, totally waterproof,15L volume
Wilderness Responders Course Tuition in Colorado
Wilderness First Aid Certification Course in Albuquerque
Wilderness First Aid Kit
Framed original photographs by Anthony Howell, Frank Parrish and Jan Bartelstone
Framed original oil paintings by Michelle Chrisman
Framed original wood engraving prints by Lezle Williams
Rewilding North America signed hard cover by Dave Foreman
Children’s Book “Pancho and the Power” and DVD “Desert Dreams” by Frank Parrish
Patagonia Synchilla Jacket

Please join us for this great event!  If you cannot make it for the Conference, come join us for the Reception! Space is filling up quickly, so if you plan on attending please sign up by October 5th.  If you cannot make it, please consider donating $40 for a Conference Scholarship so that someone else can attend.

To Register or donate call 505-843-8696 or
Register on-line at https://secure.ga3.org/05/conference_05

September 30, 2005 at 10:16 AM in Events | Permalink


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