March and April have really gone by fast this year! Over the last month Frontera hosted a Focus on Nature hike to see the Mexican Poppies and Castner Range at the Archeology Museum. Staff and board members have attended many meetings from water conservation and partnerships with UTEP to regional habitat conservation. We continue to make progress on two conservation easements. Frontera is working to lay out a plan to create a water harvesting project at Resler Canyon. This site will demonstrate how we can address erosion and at the same time provide wildlife habitat. We are excited to get started on this new project this coming summer.
We are most excited to announce that we will be having a ribbon cutting to rededicate the Wakeem/Teschner Nature Preserve and to announce the NEW education trail on Wednesday, May 16, at 4 p.m. We will be gathering at the Cadiz entrance and walking a little way into the Nature Preserve (it is rocky!) to make the announcement. Please join us for this celebration. The short talk will be followed by another one of Scott Cutler’s famous guided hikes and you will have the opportunity to see the new interpretive signs.
Our “Discover Nature Program” will be hosting a Native Bee Hike, Saturday May 5th, from 9 to 10 a.m., also being led by Scott Cutler. Please meet him at the Cadiz entrance to the Wakeem/Teschner Nature Preserve.
Frontera, and other environmental groups, are preparing to assist 200 Coronado High School freshman during a visit to the City of El Paso Archeology Museum in May. The participants are from algebra 1, biology and world geography classes. The students will apply their knowledge learned in class to become involved in the ongoing effort to conserve Castner Range in perpetuity.
As you know, we did not host an annual event this spring. We’ve discovered that the bulk of our donations do not come at just one time but, instead, are evenly paced from one month to the next. In addition, the Frontera Board of Directors felt that being good stewards of our supporters’ donations was more important than hosting an event per se. It goes without saying that Frontera remains extremely grateful for your generous support.
Many have forgotten about the old saying, leave nothing behind when outside. That includes picking up after your dog. Read more here.
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