Summer is here and things are heating up! Frontera hosted a bee-pan trapping training at Thunder Canyon on June 1st. It is exciting to see so many people getting involved and connecting with nature! Frontera met with the lead coordinator at Fort Bliss for its Youth and Child Services Program, whose after-school activities are being connected to nature with Frontera’s help.
The first day for this new collaboration will be June 20th at Rio Bosque Wetlands Park. Participants will be treated to a short tour of the Park and then help out by volunteering with invasive weed removal. And stay tuned for our details on Frontera’s 2018 annual event, which will “bee” more fun than ever! To learn more about native bee’s check out: Marfa Public Radio Station
Finally, Hundreds of Coronado High School students shared the presentations that they made about Castner Range after studying the Range and visiting the lands right next to it in the Archaeology Museum Park. They did a great job, and we are very proud to see such commitment and involvement from the youth of our community.
Business Sponsorships for 2017! :
The Frontera Land Alliance wants to give special thanks to our sponsors and share how their donations assist in promoting the conservation of water, wildlife, and land in our region. Listed in alphabetical order are:
Backer Glass,a new sponsor to Frontera!Their support is helping with the new native bee initiative in the region. By supporting this program, together, we are conserving native bee habitat that ensures there are open corridors and native plants that are preserved and also supports water conservation.
Bain Construction sees to it that the monthly writing and distribution of Frontera’s updates to members and supporters are written and emailed. With the newsletter, we educate people on the conservation of water, wildlife, and land.
CMD Endeavors, Inc.’s sponsorship helps Frontera discuss the idea of pooling corporate, agency and individual resources for a large regional land conservation project. This is seen in the new partnership with Fort Bliss Child and Youth Services.
CSM Realty Holdings, Inc.’s partnership has helped us get through the entire national land trust accreditation process. We will have a final decision by August.
El Paso Title Company, a new sponsor! They host Frontera’s board meetings and at times our committee meetings. They have beautiful accommodations, which helps us get through the nitty gritty of running Frontera’s daily operations.
High Desert Native Plants LLC’s assistance allows us to participate in the new native- bee biodiversity initiative. We are excited to be a player in this research, as you need open lands, native plants that provide habitat for insects (native bees), that in turn provide habitat for wildlife and water conservation.
Through its Southwest Community Development division, Hunt Companies was the sponsor of Frontera’s 2017 Annual Event. In addition, Hunt’sassistance ensured that our expiring strategic plan is brought up to date.
Jobe Materials’ sponsorship has allowed Frontera to promote its conservation programs. Jobe’ssupport has assisted directly with habitat restoration, stewardship and water conservation programs, all critical programs to Frontera and the region.
Prestige Consulting, a new Frontera sponsor! Their assistance allows us to network with existing and new partners who help us develop active projects and programs.
Though an individual and not a corporation, Richard Teschner has sponsored us in more than just one way. His donations and activities support Frontera’s general operations as well as its programs in education and outreach.
SmartLiving, a new sponsor to Frontera! Their support has helped us in a recent meeting with the New Mexico Land Conservancy, the Southwest Environmental Center and the Friends of Oregon Mountains/Desert Peak National Monument. We are working to expand our collaboration and efforts for water, wildlife and land conservation.
A donation to The Frontera Land Alliance will help
preserve natural spaces for future generations