Javier Gallegos

Gallegos is a photographer and journalist based in New Mexico. He is currently a fellow with the New Mexico Local News Fellowship Program, working at the Santa Fe New Mexican newspaper. Gallegos holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from New Mexico State University.
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Youth find hope restoring Rio Grande wetlands threatened by climate change 

La Mancha Wetland Park in Las Cruces, New Mexico, is a cool oasis in the spring heat of the surrounding desert for the beavers, turtles and birds that frolic in its waters and willow trees. The park, which is connected to the Rio Grande, is also a refuge for the young people who have dedicated themselves to restoring and managing an ecosystem under threat from climate change. 

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