People say that a photo is worth a thousand words, and with everything that happened throughout April we decided to let the photos do the talking. For one thing, Frontera was awarded grant, by the El Paso Electric Company in support for our Nature Discovery Program. This program provides nature education outreach. And then there was Cub Scout Pack 72, which volunteered to plant the native seeds (they collected in 2018) in a disturbed area at Resler Canyon. Scott Cutler (Frontera Board President) made a presentation at the Engineers’ Sustainable World Conference talking about how land trusts and how we work with engineers to preserve open space while also providing public safety. Frontera hosted a cleanup at Resler Canyon with UTEP Project Move Volunteers and we also organized the removal of graffiti on the Franklin Mountains State Park’s Ron Coleman Trail, where we were aided by many partners. Frontera had a booth at the City of El Paso Zoo Party for the Planet event and led three tours for the Nature Challenge event April 26-29; great fun! We were awarded a sub-grant from Insights El Paso Science Center to create a nature-study curricula to accompany field trips.
Mother’s Day is quickly approaching; if you shop with Amazon, don’t forget to use AmazonSmileso each time you shop you are helping Frontera to conserve water, wildlife and working lands as well as natural open areas. It is very simple to participate and at no cost.
Join Frontera at the City of El Paso Kids to Park, Saturday, May 18 at the Chuck Heinrick Park, in Northeast El Paso.
Saturday, May 25th. Please join the group 500 Women Scientists and The Frontera Land Alliance for a science-led hike to look at the flora of Resler Canyon. To RSVP or for questions contact Maryflor@Fronteralandalliance.org
On June 14, Frontera is co-hosting—with the Southern New Mexico Community Foundation and OM-DP Friends Group—“Your Land and Your Legacy: Workshops for Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Landowners and the Professionals Who Advise Them” from 8-4:30 p.m. at the Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, Las Cruces. (4100 Dripping Springs Road, Las Cruces, NM 88011). You will learn how estate planning and a conservation easement can help you or your clients conserve their lands in perpetuity while still keeping ownership. Attorney David Braun will be our special expert guest. You really do not want to miss this! Register here: