About Us

Rio Grande MapThe mission of the Sangre de Cristo Acequia Association is to preserve acequias as the core social, political, and economic institution of the Rio Culebra, Costilla, San Antonio, Los Pinos, and Conejos watersheds and to protect the water rights and unique governance structures that will ensure the viability of the acequia system, and the rich ecology, heritage, and food production it supports, for generations to come.

The Sangre de Cristo Acequia Association (SCAA) is a 501(c)3 organization representing over 73 acequias, which in turn support approximately 300 families.  Our office is located in the town of San Luis, Colorado.

pdfBy-Laws of the Sangre de Cristo Acequia Association


Board of Directors

Delmer Vialpando, President

Delmer Vialpando, President

Andy Manzanares, Vice President

Andy Manzanares, Vice President

Bea Ferringo, Secretary

Bea Ferringo, Secretary

Charlie Maestas, Treasurer

Charlie Maestas, Treasurer

Norman Maestas, Grant Administrator

Norman Maestas, Grant Administrator

Junita Martinez

Junita Martinez

Juan R. Maestas

Juan R. Maestas


Staff

Matthew Valdez, Executive Director

Matthew Valdez, Executive Director

Eugene Jacquez, Liaison, Acequia Legal Assistance Program

Eugene Jacquez, Liaison, Acequia Legal Assistance Program

Judy Lopez, Part-time Project Manager, Colorado Open Lands

Judy Lopez, Part-time Project Manager, Colorado Open Lands