Johnny Depp is Rango, who accidentally becomes sheriff of a lawless outpost in the Wild West and helps his town recover their water supply. Join the Santa Fe Watershed Association at the Railyard Park on Friday, June 1 for a FREE showing of the film. Pre-show activities will begin at 7 p.m. including a recycled bottlecap mural. Bring your family and friends and blankets to sit on for a summer evening of fun!
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This Saturday, April 21, the Railyard Stewards and Santa Fe Art Institute will co-host a free intergenerational workshop that combines global acequia culture with local lore. Come away with from a thought-provoking exercise about water and an acequia-inspired plaster tile, made by you! Meet us at the Community Room at 10:00 am for indoor & outdoor fun till 1:00 pm.
From Amsterdam, Ida Kleiterp is an artist in residence at the Santa Fe Art Institute where her exhibition, Acequias, reveals her study of these “trails” through the landscapes of Japan, Syria, and Peru to name a few, and comes to Santa Fe to embrace how acequias shaped Santa Fe. You can learn more from her website, www.acequias.eu, and on facebook, Acequias Around the World.
Also included in the day, will be a lively performance of the ghost, La Llorona, by Rosalia de Aragon, who is an actress of the New Mexico Humanities Council Chautauqua Program. RSVP with Rachel at email@example.com.
How are you going to get your hands dirty this growing season? If you are, or someone else you know is, looking to learn about high desert plants or interested in keeping Santa Fe’s favorite public space vibrant and beautiful – come to our Railyard Yardmasters Orientation on March 24. Discover how one day of your time, 24 hours over the year, will help the Railyard Stewards keep the Railyard Park on track. There are many incentives to being a Yardmaster including free training and workshops, the intangible reward of enriching the visitor’s experience of the Railyard Park, and dedication awards. Register today to secure free parking!
When: Saturday, March 24, 2012, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Where: Railyard Park Community Room (the metal building by SITE Sante Fe’s parking)
For More Information: Visit www.railyardpark.org/volunteer
To Register or Inquire: Contact Alanna – 316-3596, firstname.lastname@example.org, Volunteer Registration Form
Are you thinking about gardening yet? The Railyard Stewards have individual community garden plots available on a first come, first serve basis – apply today! Each plot is 50 square feet, $15/season, and located at the fenced community food garden at the south end of the Railyard Park!
For questions please contact our Program Coordinator at email@example.com.
See the application here: Application and Member Agreement 2012
The Railyard is happy to welcome the newest addition to our staff! Rachel Boothby is joining us for one year. She is an AmeriCorps OSM/VISTA volunteer from the Western Hardrock Watershed Team with experience in community organization and non-profit management. She will work on our Connections Campaign, which is a new partnership between the Railyard Stewards and Santa Fe Watershed Association to promote watershed stewardship through collaborative programming. In her previous year of AmeriCorps service, Rachel built local trust and recognition of the Uncompahgre Watershed Partnership through educational events, volunteer workdays, and media presence in Southwest Colorado. Rachel is excited to work on urban watershed issues with an interdisciplinary approach by bridging science and policy with the arts. At last, she has a job that taps into her degree in Arts Administration from Simmons College, Boston.