Please join us at the Southwest Environmental Center’s annual A Wild Night for Wildlife gala fundraiser on Saturday, October 14th, 6-10 pm at the Las Cruces Downtown Plaza.


Join us for a festive fall evening as we celebrate 25 years of protecting wildlife and wild places in the Southwest. Enjoy delicious food from some of Las Cruces' favorite restaurants, craft beers and wines, the wit and music of M.C. Bob Diven, a silent auction with all sorts of unique items (including an aerial tour of the Organ Mountains Desert Peaks National Monument), and dancing under the stars to live music by Rhythm Mystic, Amanda Munro and Dos Cacahuates!

Never attended this event before? Find out why some people call this their favorite fundraiser! And if you need more encouragement, anyone who attends for the first time (or who brings with them a first time attendee) will be entered into a drawing for an unforgettable adventure at Lost Cruces Escape Room.

This is one of our big fundraisers of the year, with proceeds going to support our work to protect Mexican wolves, jaguars, the Rio Grande, Otero Mesa, and all native wildlife and habitats. So come out, have fun and help us protect wild nature!

Click here for more information. We are no longer selling tickets online, but you can still purchase your ticket at the door.

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