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Wild Friends receives $50,000 grant

  November 20, 2020

Wild Friends is thrilled to announce that we recently received a $50,000 gift from XTO Energy to expand our program into Southeast New Mexico. Students from Carlsbad Intermediate School are participating in the 2020/21 program, working on the topic of outdoor classrooms, and we hope to add other schools in Eddy County the following year. Big thanks to XTO Energy for supporting the youth of Carlsbad!   Read More of the Wild Friends receives $50,000 grant article...

New Mexico's first Pollinator Protection License Plate

NOW AVAILABLE: New Mexico’s New Pollinator Protection License Plate!

  March 31, 2020

New Mexico’s first-ever pollinator protection license plate is now available!  New Mexicans can support native plants and pollinators through their purchase of the brand-new Pollinator Protection License Plate. Proceeds will fund pollinator-protection activities by the New Mexico Department of Transportation, including increasing habitat by seeding roadsides with native plants and creating educational gardens.  The license plate costs $25 for the initial purchase and $15 for yearly renewal, and plates may be ordered online at mvd.newmexico.gov.  Read More of the NOW AVAILABLE: New Mexico’s New Pollinator Protection License Plate! article...

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About the Wild Friends Program

The Wild Friends Program is an award-winning civics education program at the UNM School of Law, providing hands-on learning to students in grades 4-12 across New Mexico. In this unique program, students help draft legislation on a wildlife conservation issue and work to pass it in the New Mexico State Legislature. Students learn how our government works, and that they have a voice!

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