Frontera is continually reaching out and connecting with new partners and building stronger collaborations in west Texas and southern New Mexico. We are growing our volunteer and education program and we see—as a direct result—that people of all ages are learning why outside natural areas, farms and ranches are critical for their mental and physical health. We continue to seek financial partners to help with Frontera’s programs and projects.
Conservation in your Community
And now the time has come again for us to ask YOU what you think. “What do you want to see happen—on the land-conservation front—in your community and the region?” is a question we’ll be asking you. Frontera wants to be sure that we are working where you want us to. As you know, our mission is the conservation of water, wildlife and open natural areas as well as farms and ranches. We meet and talk one-on-one with landowners, and by means of our education program. There seems to be great demand in El Paso for our education program, which is telling us there is a need. In addition we are being asked on a regular basis for volunteer projects by groups and businesses, which once again tells the Frontera Board of Directors that there is a need to have organized opportunities for volunteers in El Paso. But that’s not all we do! In Doña Ana and Otero counties we are having conversations with and seeing a need to contact landowners to discuss conservation easements. When you see us at a booth, an event or when reading this newsletter please let us know what is most important to you for your neighborhood, your community your region. We really want to hear from you! janae@FronteraLandAlliance.org
Your support has allowed us to carry out the following events this past month. Frontera hosted a bilingual walk and conducted trail maintenance with employees of the Chihuahuas, sponsored by Helen of Troy and held at Resler Canyon. Frontera was at the Fort Bliss booth sharing what we do and promoting our upcoming outings. We hosted a Date with Nature in partnership with Rio Bosque, where everyone saw a beautiful sunset and a screech owl. We ended the month by hosting a bird walk for Big Brothers and Big Sisters at Resler Canyon!
Upcoming Events in March
A family walk at the Knapp Lands on March 15 and a Volunteer Farm Day at Growing with Sarah Farm on March 17 will start out the month. The annual Poppies Fest will be held March 21, from 10 a..m. to 4 p.m. at the City of El Paso’s Archeology Museum. Make sure you stop by and join a hike led by Frontera on the museum grounds! Frontera will be special guests at the Animal Services Bark Camp where we will speak about how people coexist with the animals in our community. To learn more about these events and others or to request a program for your organization or company please contact Maryflor@fronteralandalliance.org or go to our Events page:
You each make Frontera tick. If you wish to talk with us about estate planning, a legacy gift, sponsorship support from your business, monthly giving or a onetime membership gift please contact Janae@FronteraLandAlliance.org.
If you are interested in giving to the Frontera Land Alliance Endowment at the El Paso Community Foundation please go to: www.Epcf.org and click on GIVE. Then choose YES. The next step is to answer this question: Is this donation for a specific project or fund? It’s there where you enter the words “Frontera Land Alliance.”
If you shop with Amazon, don’t forget to use AmazonSmile so that each time you shop you can help Frontera conserve water, wildlife and working lands as well as natural open areas. It is a very simple program to participate in, and it will not cost you a dime. Amazon will donate part of their profit on that purchase to Frontera.
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