Join us!

Becoming a member is easy. Make a secure online donation and start saving wildlife and wild places right away. As a member, you'll get these benefits:

  • Reserved space on our popular Back by Noon outings
  • Subscription to our E-newsletter
  • 10% discount at our Ecoshop
  • Advance notice and discounts for many SWEC events
  • Satisfaction in knowing that your money is helping to protect wildlife here in the Southwest!

Renew your membership

Already a member? You can renew your membership now by clicking here. It's easy, and it will save resources because we won't send you another renewal notice.

Give a gift membership

A gift membership makes a thoughtful gift for friends and family members who share your love for wild nature. It's also a great way to encourage budding activists. We'll send the recipient a special note acknowledging your gift.

Honor someone special

A memorial or tribute membership is a great way to honor the memory of, or show your admiration for, someone special in your life.

Make a special contribution

Make an online gift at any time. It's fast and secure, and always appreciated.

Planned Giving

Interested in leaving a legacy for the wild in your will, making a gift of stock, or another type of gift?  Please contact us at

Other ways to give

  • Use Amazon Smile when shopping online so a portion of the proceeds go to SWEC.
  • Shop at our Ecoshop (with your membership discount!)
  • Need to clear out the garage or just get rid of some "junk"? Sell your treasures as part of eBay's Giving Works program and we'll receive a portion of your sales!
  • Shop online through iGive and designate SWEC as your cause.
  • Ask your friends to donate to SWEC through Facebook for a birthday or other special event. 
  • To donate high-quality silent auction items for our annual Wild Night for Wildlife gala, contact
  • Of course, we are always looking for volunteers!
All transactions are processed through our secure website using SSL encryption.

If you would prefer to make a contribution by mail, please send it to:

Southwest Environmental Center
275 N. Main Street
Las Cruces, NM 88001

Or you can always call us at 575-522-5552.