The river and its watershed are made up of the main course of the Santa Fe River, plus all of the streams, arroyos, and water courses that flow into it. As the river flows through a developed, urban environment, the watershed gathers all of the water that flows from the streets, parking lots, buildings, vacant lots, and all of the front and back yards of the City. The entire watershed covers about 285 square miles; everything within the area flows to and is a part of, the river system.

In April of 2007, the Santa Fe River was named America’s Most Endangered River by American Rivers. A Washington, D.C.-based advocacy group. In June 2007, the New Mexico Heritage Preservation Alliance named the Santa Fe River as one of the state’s twelve (12) most endangered places.

Your contributions to the Santa Fe River Fund will be used for projects that improve the flow of the Santa Fe River in ways that enhance the river’s ecosystems and its riverbank channel.


Onetime Donation Option

To make a one-time donation please call our Cashiers office at 505-955-4350.

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Recurring Donation Option

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