Over 450 Acequia Parciantes and supporters gathered in the State Capitol Rotunda on February 15th, Día de las Acequias, to celebrate
Día de las Acequias, sponsored by the New Mexico Acequia Association featured a blessing of
Another highlight of the event was the reading of NMAA’s El Agua es la Vida Declaración. The Declaración is a statement in which we declare that we recognize, honor and respect water as sacred and sustaining all life, and we resolve to challenge the political and economic forces that drive development resulting in the transfer of water rights out of agricultural use. Click here to view the full text of NMAA’s El Agua es la Vida Declaración.
Senator Phil Griego, Senator John Grubesic, Senator Carlos Cisneros, Representative Bobby Gonzales and Speaker Ben Lujan were present at the event and all addressed the crowd, reiterating their support for preserving
The event closed with a singing of the Versos a la Acequia, a musical tribute to