Schools are back in full swing, and it’s starting to cool off, if only just a bit. This month Frontera co-hosted a workday with Growing with Sara Farm; we were at the Chihuahua Desert Fiesta helping them celebrate 15 years of sponsorship; we co-hosted Frontera’s first astronomy talk at Hueco tanks; and we gave a presentation to classes at Cathedral and Horizon high schools about native vegetation. In addition, hope you read in the El Paso Times an op-ed written by The Frontera Land Alliance regarding estate planning.
As you’ll recall, this past July Frontera participated in a nationwide effort, “Latino Conservation Week,” where we engaged and connected with America’s Hispanic population in the great outdoors. Thanks to this nationwide collaboration, more than 160 events (the most ever!) were held to involve Latinos in Nature, and to learn more about land stewardship.
Upcoming Events and Volunteer Opportunities:
Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site’s 25th Annual Interpretive Fair will be held on Saturday, October 19th and Sunday, October 20th, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For the past 25 years Hueco Tanks has opened its gates to thousands of visitors during this event with hopes of inspiring an appreciation of our region through recreational and educational tours, presentations, and performances.
Help us collect and plant native seeds at Resler Canyon on Saturday, October 26, 9-10:30 a.m. starting at the Cadiz Street entrance.
The Frontera Land Alliance is hosting a Conservation Easement Workshop on Saturday, November 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to be hosted by Keller Williams, at Coronado Towers, 6006 N. Mesa St. on the 11th floor. This workshop is for people who want to learn more about preserving their land (ranch, farm, or open natural areas) in perpetuity. For questions or to RSVP please email: Janae@FronteraLandAlliance.org
Want to help high school students learn about birds and native plants? Frontera Land Alliance, along with several other local environmental groups, is working with Insights on the student-led Environmental Stewardship Initiative, an EPA environmental education grant. We are working with Horizon High School and Cathedral High School by providing in-class workshops and field trips to environmental science students. Each school will be visiting Rio Bosque twice and Keystone Wetlands once. During the field trips, the students will do bird and plant surveys. We are looking for several volunteers to help with either bird or plant surveys. We will provide details once you contact us.
Can you help? Here are the dates of our events:
October 1, 2019 (9:30 am – noon): Rio Bosque with Horizon
October 4, 2019 (8:45 – 10:30 am): Rio Bosque with Cathedral
January 28, 2019 (10:00 am – noon): Keystone with Horizon
January 29, 2019 (8:30 am – 10:30 am): Keystone with Cathedral
February 5, 2019 (9:45 am – noon): Rio Bosque with Horizon
February 7, 2019 (8:45 am – 10:30 am): Rio Bosque with Cathedral
Rio Bosque Wetlands Park annual Bird Bash, Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The event will be hosted outside where you may participate in guided or self-guided tours of the park and enjoy meeting other conservation-related non-profits that work in the region. If you have questions please contact John Sproul at 915-747-8663.
Want to make a difference? Then volunteer for Frontera! You can help out at an event by signing in people, leading hikes, lending your skills to a committee, or staffing a booth. If you want to become involved, please reach out to: MaryFlor@fronteralandalliance.org
Seeking qualified and skilled board members and committee members for 2020!
If you are interested or would like to learn more, please contact Janae@fronteralandalliance.org Deadline to apply is November 1, 2019.
Frontera is growing!
We have a growing staff, active volunteers, and numerous projects happening all at once and we really need a larger office space. If you have space you wish to share, or know of space available at a reasonable rent, then please reach out to Frontera. And remember: a donation of space to Frontera is a tax deduction!
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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