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

  • 04.26.17

    Conservation Lands Foundation’s Statement on So-Called Review of National Monuments

    Durango, Colo. (April 26, 2017) – In response to President Trump’s Executive Order on the review of national monuments designated under the Antiquities Act, the Conservation Lands Foundation issued the following statement from John Wallin, Acting Executive Director: “This “review” of national monuments is a waste of time and money.  … read more

  • 04.12.17

    The Community Turns Out for Rio Grande del Norte

    A festive crowd of about 200 people gathered recently to celebrate the 4th anniversary of New Mexico’s Rio Grande del Norte National Monument. The celebration took place at Taos Mesa Brewing, located near the famous Highway 64 bridge over Rio Grande Gorge. Taos Peublo Governor Ruben Romero (photo, below), Senator Tom … read more

  • 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

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