Drawing on extensive research and stories collected over the years on life along the Santa Fe River from the early Spanish days to the present, Andy Otto, Executive Director, Santa Fe Watershed Association, together with William Mee, the Un-Official Mayor of Agua Fria, will share their thoughts on the importance of the Santa Fe River in New Mexico history and the preservation of the Watershed in today’s climate-change impacted environment.
Andy Otto has been the Executive Director of the Santa Fe Watershed Association since 2014. He holds a degree in watershed management from the University of Arizona. His experience working collaboratively with diverse stakeholders—from city and county governments to tribes to individual property owners—has served him well in meeting the challenges to improve the health of the Santa Fe Watershed.
William Mee is a long-time resident of the Santa Fe Watershed. Over the years, he has collected many stories of life along the Santa Fe River and its importance in New Mexico history.
Photo credit: Santa Fe River. Jesse Nusbaum. 1912?. Palace of the Governors Photo Archives, New Mexico History Museum. Neg #061573