When you reconnect with friends and family in this season of celebration, we hope you have time to enjoy the out of doors. As the year comes to an end, the Frontera Board of Directors wants to thank you for your commitment and support. Without you, the local business community and the various charitable foundations we simply would not be here, hard at work to improve the region’s quality of life through water, wildlife and land conservation.
In 2013, Frontera’s diverse land protection efforts spanned the ecological landscape from working on a Land Conservation Inventory Tool and meeting with interested landowners to expanding public outreach and providing education opportunities for families. We had a good reply to the first-ever request to the Resler Canyon Endowment Fund and will continue to build on this fund until we reach our goal of $50,000. The 2013 Business Sponsors enabled Frontera to host another successful Conservation Workshop and several clean-up days at Resler Canyon and Thunder Canyon; see http://fronteralandalliance.org/site/ for more information about all these activities and to read our December 2013 newsletter.
But what we really want to share with you is what we have in store for 2014!
Thanks to the James A. “Buddy” Davidson Charitable Foundation and to the Shield-Ayres Foundation we are able to keep you better informed of our efforts for conservation and restoration in the region, update our website, work on habitat restoration and offer an expert staff to assist landowners in deciding how best to conserve their lands. Frontera is also working to restore a section of Resler Canyon by removing non-native and exotic trees and reducing the erosion in the northern part of the arroyo. On Saturday, November 1, 2014 Frontera will be celebrating its 10th year as an organization with an event in Thunder Canyon, the conservation easement held by Frontera on City-of-El-Paso property. We hope to see everyone there. In the meantime we continue our efforts to conserve Castner Range and other habitat restoration work, all in an urban setting.