Gila Resources Information Project

Mailing Address: 305A North Cooper, Silver City, NM 88061
County of Location: Grant
Phone: (575) 538-8078
NTEE Code: C- Environment, R- Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy, S- Community Improvement, Capacity Building
Mission Statement:

Gila Resources Information Project (GRIP) is dedicated to promoting community health by protecting our environment and natural resources in southwestern New Mexico.

Primary Programs:

GRIP's programs include the following:

Responsible Mining Program - Monitor the environmental impacts of three Freeport-McMoRan copper mines in Grant County to ensure that the region's air, land and water are protected during on-going mining operations and at mine closure.

Environmental Health - Promote prevention and mitigation of contamination from mining activities and other pollution sources to protect the environmental health of our communities.

Healthy Rivers - Advocate for protection of the Gila River, New Mexico's last free-flowing river. Climate Change and Sustainability - Provide education and advocacy related to reducing the carbon footprint of communities in southwestern New Mexico in order to help mitigate climate, save energy and money, and make our communities more sustainable.

Aquifer Protection - Promote sustainable use of our limited groundwater resources in southwestern New Mexico.

Community Planning and Sustainable Economic Development - Advocate for implementation of smart growth principles that support a stable economy and clean environment.

Promote locally-based economic development to develop vibrant and sustainable communities in southern New Mexico.

Populations Served: All Populations
Counties Served: Catron, Dona Ana, Grant, Hidalgo, Luna
Year Founded:


Annual Budget: $100,000 - $249,999
Personnel: 1 to 5 FTE
Executive Director:

Allyson Siwik

Accepts inquiries: Accepts inquiries about volunteering, Accepts inquiries about board member positions
Nonprofit Status: Has 501(c)(3) nonprofit status from the IRS, Is registered as a Nonprofit Corporation with the State of New Mexico

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