The El Paso Electric Company has granted funds for the Frontera Nature Discovery Program! El Paso Electric has been one of Frontera’s best champions over the last five years, providing leadership gifts, arranging volunteer clean-ups and creating habitat for burrowing owls at the Wakeem/Teschner Nature Preserve of Resler Canyon. Jessica Christianson, Director of Sustainability at El Paso Electric, currently serves on Frontera’s Lands Committee.
The Hervey Foundation has contributed funds towards Frontera’s educational partnership with Coronado High School’s Project-Based Inquiry program. The partnership provides 200 ninth-grade students with hands-on learning regarding the local outdoor environment, and seeks to build a stronger understanding of nature, science, the community, and natural areas surrounding us. The program also focuses on the movement to make Castner Range a national monument. The Hervey Foundation was established by Fred Hervey, who served as Mayor of El Paso from 1951 to 1955.
The Land Trust Alliance, a national land conservation organization that represents more than 1,000 member land trusts (including the Frontera Land Alliance) and their 4.6 million supporters nationwide, is supporting Frontera in our efforts to grow our estate-planning program. This year’s grant will enable Frontera to design and print its first-ever estate-planning packet and offer its Board members and volunteers financial training. A public estate-planning workshop directed toward landowners, philanthropists, and others interested in preserving lands in West Texas and Southern New Mexico forever was originally planned for this fall, but is being moved to 2021 because of Covid-19. Watch your email for an invitation. The ScottHulse Law Firm, and especially Glenn Davis and Lauren Serrano from its Estate Planning, Probate & Asset Protection Division, have also kindly agreed to lend their time and expertise to this important endeavor.
The Wilma D. Moleen Foundation has generously supported Frontera’s mission and vision once again this year with a major grant toward our operations through JP Morgan Chase. Wilma Donahue Moleen was born September 25, 1925 in El Paso, Texas and lived in the city for more than 70 years.
Mosaic has made an initial gift to the Frontera Land Alliance in support of our technological infrastructure. During this time of social distancing, the ability to communicate with our stakeholders in in new ways has been more dependent than ever on the technology our staff employs. Thankfully, Mosaic, an organization that works to amplify the power of the environmental field by bolstering the critical infrastructure that all movements need to succeed, has put its efforts behind Frontera.