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3 Katherine Court, Placitas, NM 87043
Grant Received County Amount
Trails+ 2024 Sandoval County $99,950
Total Grants Awarded $99,950

Our Mission: The goal of Las Placitas Association is to protect open space, restore riparian watersheds, provide habitat connectivity, and promote recreational, educational and rural activities. We work to encourage appreciation of the unique environmental and cultural richness of this area, and the importance of protecting it. LPA began as a group of ordinary citizens in1972, working to save 560 acres of open space from becoming a shooting range. Since then, we’ve grown into a robust nonprofit organization with a rich array of activities Among them are: Activities to restore portions of the Las Huertas Creek watershed by holding town hall forums, engaging environmental experts, utilizing a state grant, and hands-on work; Free educational nature hikes, led by experts, at a variety of skill levels; Workshops on topics like harvesting rain, landscaping with native plants, and water conservation; Development of the Master Plan for the Placitas Open Space to define future low impact uses of the area; Ongoing engagement with our congressional delegation on the BLM’s Rio Puerco Resource Management Plan, gravel mining in Placitas, the transfer of the Crest of Montezuma from the BLM to the Forest Service and pipeline safety; Operating a low power FM Radio Station which went in the air in 2015 and now serves the community 24/7 at KUPR 99.9, and Provide support to nonprofits in our area that share our commitment to the community.