In the final hours of the final day of the Legislative session, the Wild Friends bill to protect pollinators, SBpassed!
Wild Friends students in fourth through ninth grade traveled to the Roundhouse from 11 schools in communities across New Mexico, including Rio Rancho, Albuquerque, Silver City, Las Cruces, Farmington, and Santa Fe, to meet with key legislators about the bill that they helped to create, speaking with them about the importance of protecting pollinators and testifying in committee hearings. The plate will feature pollinator artwork by students, and proceeds from the plates will go to the New Mexico Department of Transportation to plant native flowers and grasses throughout New Mexico.
NMDOT will also create demonstration gardens with educational age at rest stops. Several local media outlets featured stories about Wild Friends students and their work at the legislature. The Santa Fe New Mexican included photos of students lobbying and a mention of our bill in their weekly legislative round-up.
And the New Mexico Political Report included our bill in their summary of important environmental legislation. Follow Us on Facebook. The University of New Mexico.
August October. Success at the Legislature! Article from Las Cruces Bulletin: Several local media outlets featured stories about Wild Friends students and their work at the legislature. We would like to thank our sponsors:.