Author: HPWA

  • Vegas Verdes – Accomplishments and Things to Come

    Published in the Las Vegas Optic on November 24th, 2021. The Gallinas River and its Park continue their steady march toward full restoration and revitalization. Many goals have been reached and new goals have been set. As 2021 nears its end, we applaud some notable accomplishments and likewise recognize some projects recently begun. The City […]

  • Vegas Verdes – Gallinas River Park: A Natural Green Space

    Published in the Las Vegas Optic on July 14th, 2021. Summer is here (at last) and the Gallinas River Park beckons. The park – natural, green, and cool – awaits you. All sorts of benefits derive from an untamed natural space – especially when a river runs through it. We Las Vegans are pretty lucky, […]

  • Vegas Verdes: Beaver Visit the River Park

    Published on May 25, 2021 in the Las Vegas Optic. At one time in our history, beaver were plentiful in rivers all over North America. With the arrival of the Europeans and the growing demand for fur, beaver pelts became an internationally traded luxury item and the beaver population declined. Some rivers, the Gallinas through […]

  • Vegas Verdes: Keep the Gallinas River Park Clean and Beautiful

    Published on Feb 17, 2021 in the Las Vegas Optic. Pollution in all of its variations seems always to be with us. But…that doesn’t mean we should learn to live with it. Consider Las Vegas. We residents are lucky that our water comes from high in the mountains and flows through rural – nonindustrial – […]

  • Vegas Verdes: Gallinas River Park Design Ready for Your Review

    Published on December 9th, 2020 in the Las Vegas Optic. A conceptual draft of the long-awaited “shovel-ready” drawings, showing the future Gallinas River Park, is complete. When the final design is approved by the Las Vegas community, it will be a blueprint for what the revitalized park will look like. The 2018 Community Design Workshop […]

  • Vegas Verdes: Birding, Fishing for Kids in the Gallinas River Park

    Published on October 28, 2020 in the Las Vegas Optic. The Gallinas River Park, thanks once again to the efforts of Hermit’s Peak Watershed Alliance (HPWA) and the Gallinas River Park Collaborative (GRPC), is to receive another grant for project funding. This time it is for an appealing and indeed stimulating youth program. The Park […]

  • Vegas Verdes: A Coming Attraction on the River Park

    Published on September 16, 2020 in the Las Vegas Optic. The unfolding plans for the revitalized Gallinas River Park, an enterprise led by Hermit’s Peak Watershed Alliance (HPWA) and the Gallinas River Park Collaborative (GRPC), include some very intriguing and creative projects. One that has been in the plotting stage for some time, just recently […]

  • Vegas Verdes: The Next Stage

    Published on August 19, 2020 in the Las Vegas Optic. After much time and effort, the hard work of funds procurement has once again paid off and money is in hand to begin Phase II of Rewinding the Gallinas. The New Mexico Environment Department has awarded Hermit’s Peak Watersheds Alliance (HPWA) $485,000 from the River […]

  • Vegas Verdes: The River Park is Your Park

    Published on July 2020 in the Las Vegas Optic. In 2020, the Gallinas River Park and its river have seen and will see many astonishing improvements. The Task before us is to ensure that every citizen of Las Vegas comes to realize that each of us and all of us owns the Park. We are […]

  • Vegas Verdes: Willows to the Rescue

    Published in June 2020 in the Las Vegas Optic. We all know what riparian vegetation is – don’t we? It’s the bosque. It grows along and near a riverbank and is essential to the good health of any river. Rivers, including our own Gallinas, can deteriorate or undergo changes that adversely affect their health; but […]