Frontera Land Alliance

Frontera October 2020 Update


Stay informed about Frontera’s latest projects.

Photo by Richard Love.

The Frontera Land Alliance
OCTOBER 2020 UPDATE

We hope you are all safe and well, especially since we are now seeing a dangerously high increase in Covid 19 here in El Paso County. This is once again affecting how we operate. A recent (Oct. 15) communication from State Representative Lina Ortega shared the following: that City health and emergency officials have issued a Sixth Local Emergency Directive in response to recent spikes in positive Covid cases. The Directive says that any outdoor gathering in excess of 10 people is prohibited. That all individuals are strongly encouraged to limit leaving their homes for essential purposes only and that there shall be no gathering of groups greater than 10 individuals at City parks except for outdoor sports activities.  Due to this, Frontera will now adhere to the maximum limit of 10 people at all our events and our hikes. Frontera’s priority right now is to ensure that you and your loved ones stay healthy and safe.    
 
Thanks to everyone who donated to Frontera during the recent El Paso Day of Giving! We had a great turnout of support for our programs and projects. The donations will directly support our education and land programs.
 
ScottHulse attorneys Glenn Davis and Lauren Serrano recently made a presentation to Frontera’s Board of Directors and staff regarding the various ways a donor can use estate planning today to have an impact on tomorrow. Estate planning creates peace of mind. Estate Planning can allow you the opportunity to address your affairs the way you like while you are still alive. To learn more about options for giving, see below:

Estate Planning PDF

Education & Outreach Program Update and More

This month Frontera decided it was the right time to start hosting in-person events for the community! To do this we have followed—and will continue to follow—all CDC guidelines for all events.
 
Throughout October we hosted: Resler Boot Camp, Socorro Farm Volunteer Day, and Nature Hike Knapp Land. For the Resler Boot Camp, we set up our education booth at the Cadiz entrance to the Wakeem/Teschner Nature Preserve at Resler Canyon. Our booth included our animal skulls, the pelts that we’ve been given, and an insect collection. We made sure to keep things “spooky” for the season! This event allowed us to talk with those that regularly visit Resler trails. We would especially like to thank Lamar Smith, for voluntarily picking up trash every time he walks through the canyon.
 
Frontera’s Volunteer Day with the local Growing with Sara Farm in Socorro (Texas) is back in action. Volunteers helped pull out weeds, plant seeds, and form more garden beds. This was a great opportunity that gave people a chance to be outside (and safely distanced) while getting their hands dirty!   
 
Frontera had our first in-person guided hike since March! Frontera partnered with the El Paso 500 Women Scientists Pod to host a hike at Knapp Land during the annual Celebration of our Mountains activities. Speakers talked about lichen and participants learned about the area’s local plant life.

Photo by Richard Love.

What is Frontera up to this November?

We have plenty more for you to enjoy this November! The month is filled with great holidays such as National Recycling Day, National Hiking Day, THANKSGIVING, and Black Friday.

Remember that masks are mandatory at any in-person event. For more information, visit our Facebook page or send us a message.

November 2020 Frontera Events 
(Pending the latest City/County Covid Mandates)

  • We are hosting a Clean Up at Resler Canyon in honor of National Recycling Day! This event will take place Sunday, November 15th from 10 a.m. to noon at the Alto Mesa entrance behind Café Italia in West El Paso. Max of 10 people. Masks are mandatory. Make sure to keep a six-foot distance from others. Hand sanitizer and extra facemasks will be available. Bring water, gloves, and sturdy shoes. We will provide the trash bags. We recommend you wear a long sleeve shirt, long pants, sunblock, and a hat. All ages welcome!
    Please RSVP to: maryflor@fronteralandalliance.org

  • For National Hiking Day we’ll be going Live on our Facebook and Instagram with local environmentalist Judy Ackerman! Join us on a virtual walk at 1p.m. through Knapp Land located in Northeast El Paso. National Hiking Day- Virtual walk at Knapp Land
    Tuesday November 17th 
    10 AM Facebook and Instagram Live
    Join Frontera and Judy Ackerman on a short hike at Knapp Land in Northeast El Paso! Learn about the local native plants, the geology, and the history of conserving the Franklin Mountains.
     

  • We will be up and ready to help you walk off all the stuffing the day after Thanksgiving! For Black Friday, we encourage you all to spend some time outdoors at one of our hikes around El Paso. We’d like to think this month is the best time to give thanks to Mother Nature! Black Friday Outdoors #optoutside (REI hashtag)
    Friday November 28th
    Time: TBA
    Multiple locations: Resler Canyon; Lost Dog Trail; Rio Bosque Wetlands Park; Knapp Land
    Join us in spending time outdoors getting fresh air, quiet time, and beautiful views. The perfect opportunity to give thanks to nature.
    Maximum of 10 people per hike.
    Please make sure to RSVP maryflor@fronteralandalliance.org

    Photo by Richard Love.

    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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