Frontera Land Alliance

The Frontera Land Alliance July 2015 Update

 

 

The Frontera July 2015 Update

Frontera projects and programs are getting better every day! We are seeing a lot of new energy in people becoming more involved in the environment. Part of that energy is seen in funding support. As you know, we never can have enough financial support from individuals, sponsors or grantors. In 2015 to date, Frontera has received the following grant funds:

Grant funding awarded:

Estate of Maxie Groce Templeton: The late Mrs. Templeton (a San Antonio philanthropist who had previously lived in El Paso) was the donor—and Scott Cutler the named recipient—of $25,000 to support the activities of Frontera such as water harvesting at Resler Canyon and similar projects.

El Paso Electric Company: Frontera received $3,000 for general operations to assist with water conservation and land projects. We are very excited and thankful that we’ve been able to grow our partnerships to include substantial financial support of this sort with the El Paso Electric Company.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission approved $2.38 million in federal grants for 17 recreational trail projects across the state. Frontera was one of the entities that received grant funds. The Frontera Land Alliance was awarded $58,100 for a new urban education trail in the Resler Canyon Nature Preserve and to build an overlook for the handicapped.

Conservation Outreach

  • Letters have been sent to landowners in Hudspeth and Culberson counties offering Frontera’s services to assist with the conservation of their land and water
  • Developing a Castner Range Brochure. (The Castner Conservation Conveyance Committee—4C’s—continues to present and conduct outreach on conserving the Range
  • The Norcross Wildlife Foundation grant has ended. We have fulfilled the commitment and were able to purchase the hand tools to assist in managing Resler Canyon habitat
  • Frontera newsletter
  • “Protecting Open Space Brings Many Benefits,” El Paso Times, July 2015

Upcoming Events:

  • Chihuahuan Desert Fiesta, “Discover Your Desert”, Saturday, September 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to be held at the Franklin Mountains State Park.
  • Celebration of our Mountains: Celebration of Our Mountains encompasses dozens of events each fall that get people in West Texas and Southern New Mexico outdoors to enjoy the natural wonders of the Borderland. Celebration of Our Mountains offers, throughout the region, the opportunity to enjoy guided hikes, biking, climbing, birding, history, archaeology, geology, botany and other subjects. We hope that you will join us. Learn more
  • Resler Canyon Hike and Picnic: A picnic and a Thank You to volunteers will be held Saturday, October 17th. Frontera will host a picnic and guided hikes. Hikes will take place at 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.; just show up! The picnic lunch will be from 11:30 to 12:30, bring a folding chair. Cost is $5/person for a box lunch. To RSVP for a box lunch, please send a check made out to The Frontera Land Alliance, 3800 N. Mesa St., Suite A2-258, El Paso, Texas 79902.

 

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