A quick look at what Frontera’s been up to these last several months:
We had a very successful clean-up at the Wakeem/Teschner Nature Preserve. Lots of folks helped out: Generation ON at Coronado High School, Burgess High School National Honor Society, UTEP Engineering students, as well as Cub Scout Pack 72! Together we collected over 60 bags of trash, many tires, a suitcase and endless paper, glass and Styrofoam.
The Environmental Leaders of El Paso (an umbrella organization that Frontera is a part of) are becoming more defined in our purpose and are speaking with one voice. We are excited to share more as the New Year approaches.
The Frontera Board of Directors completed a review of the Frontera five-year strategic plan and reviewed their board governance. Thank you to those that submitted feedback! They determined that we need to expand our Board of Directors to add some missing skill sets, which include but are not limited to a rancher, a farmer, an attorney familiar with conservation easements and non-profits, and a financial advisor. If interested in volunteering to serve on The Frontera Land Alliance Board of Directors or on a committee, please contact Janae’ here:
Frontera is ready to hire its first-ever Education and Recreation Coordinator. We are excited and thankful to the Mollen Foundation for supporting this new position within Frontera. This is a great opportunity to gain familiarity with all aspects of Frontera’s operations, serve with a wonderful community of volunteers, and share the Chihuahuan Desert’s special places. In addition, s/he will facilitate education and recreation-based programming across our region for all people. Volunteer outreach and recruitment will also be a key responsibility of the new Coordinator. This coming January we’ll let you know whom we’ve hired!
Frontera’s office will be closed October 31st to November 4th as I am heading to Bastrop, Texas to meet with other Executive Directors of Texas land trusts. This is the time of year I learn about land policy changes, what you and I can do to help, and how to better communicate with landowners and collaborate with a wide variety of organizations and businesses. And just as soon as I’ve returned, I’ll tell you everything I’ve learned!
Don’t forget to consider The Frontera Land Alliance during El Paso Giving Day. Donations will be used for various-sized trees and shrubs to be planted in the eroded areas at Resler Canyon. And very soon we’ll be mailing you our annual fall request for program and project support!
Meanwhile, make sure to enjoy the wonderfully cooler temps by getting outside!
A donation to The Frontera Land Alliance will help
preserve natural spaces for future generations