The Environmental Division at Santa Ana’s Department of Natural Resources (SADNR) is the home of the Pueblo’s environmental remediation programs and projects. Since 2016 the Environmental Division has been working to clear pollution and preserve the land by: cleaning up formerly used defense sites; protecting air quality; promoting and increasing recycling and waste reduction; responding to brownfields; and, working for energy and climate change resiliency. The Environmental Education Program, started in 1999, works with all divisions to communicate with citizens and receive feedback about SADNR directives. Collaborators and partners in implementing our programs include the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Defense, the New Mexico Environment Department, the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs, and the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
Environmental Division Team
Lisa Hopinkah – Environmental Division Manager
Tara Weston – Environmental Specialist
Dorothy Beecher – Environmental Education and Outreach Coordinator
Victor Sanchez – Transfer Station Operator