About Conejos County Clean Water

Conejos County Clean Water, Inc. (CCCW) operates under the basic premise that water is our life source; therefore, protecting the water and fostering a healthy environment promotes public health and serves as a natural resource management system. CCCW works to protect public health by promoting environmental justice. CCCW views the environment as people: where we live, work, play, and learn. CCCW views environmental justice as a convergence of civil rights, environmentalism, and public health.  Environmental justice is multicultural and multiethnic, it is grassroots, and it increases links to global struggles.  Therefore, CCCW is focused on social justice and pollution prevention in order to reduce cumulative health impacts from the built, social, political, and natural environment as can be seen in the picture titled, “Disparate Health Impacts from Environmental Cumulative Impacts.”

From the blog

  • 10.27.16

    Down by the Río: veterans, young people join forces for the Río Grande del Norte National Monument

    Young military veterans, volunteers and staff with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) recently welcomed 37 high school students to the Río Grande del Norte National Monument to collaborate on a unique stewardship project and field trip. Together they planted approximately 30 cottonwood trees and more than 500 milkweeds plants … read more

  • 08.7.16

    Ancestral Lands Program Season Celebration

    Nothing beats a mid-summer celebration—especially when it involves homemade food, a gathering of friends, and recognition for great work in the community and far beyond. The Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps—a program of Conservation Legacy and Southwest Conservation Corps that provides job training, employment and conservation exposure for Native American youth, primarily from the southwest—held just … read more

  • 07.22.16

    Celebrating Latino Conservation Week

    2016 marks the third annual Latino Conservation Week, an initiative of Hispanic Access Foundation (HAF) to harness the Latino community’s passion for the outdoors and spotlight its role in conservation.  It started with just 17 partners and 17 events.  Now, there are over 100 partners and events that are engaging Latino … read more

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