August 1 Garden Fresh on the Grill, Jim HastingsAugust 8 Groom and Feed Roses Now for Fall Bloom, Bill HootenAugust 15 Weeds and Grubs in the Lawn, Joe FalknerAugust 22 Square Foot Gardening, Ed McElroyAugust 29 Construct Your Own Recirculating Fountain, Jim Hastings
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Here's the press release that you will want to read:
Scenic Sundays “A Walk Through Time”, August 23rd, 8 – 10 a.m.
Walk, ride, or pedal your way up El Paso's Scenic Drive and learn about the history and environment of the El Paso/Juarez region!
Sunday, August 23rd: Scenic Sundays presents A Walk Through Time, with talks by El Paso historian Leon Metz, UTEP Geologists, and expert Naturalists.
Hike or ride your bike on a traffic-free Scenic drive and enjoy learning about the natural wonders of the El Paso/Juarez region all the way up to Scenic Point, with stops to enjoy refreshments and experience the Chihuahuan desert.
Learn about the layers of rock that make our Franklin Mountains! Have fun learning names of fossils and plants along the road! Learn about how Native Americans lived in the El Paso/Juarez region! Travel through time as you climb to Scenic Point on the ridge!
Hosted by Celebration of Our Mountains, UTEP, The Dinosaurs of Mt. Cristo Rey, Texas Master Naturalists, Pedicabs, City of El Paso District 2, Newman Park Neighborhood Association
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
Mike Gaglio, Biologist and Managing Member of High Desert Native Plants LLC, sent word about language in the National Defense Authorization Act that seeks to convey Castner Range to eligible conservation groups. The Franklin Mountains Wilderness Coaltion has been working hard to preserve Castner Range:
Congressman Sylvester Reyes is working to preserve
The committee understands that the Department of Defense ceased operations at the Castner Range Complex at Fort Bliss, Texas, in 1971. In testimony, the Army indicated that
is “wholly impractical to use for any range activity.” The committee is interested in maintaining this land for a conservation purpose. Castner Range
The committee encourages the Department to enter into an agreement in furtherance of conveyance with eligible conservation entities.
Send Congressman Reyes your thanks: 310 North
Senate Armed Services Committee has their markup of the 2010 National Defense Authorization Act the last week in June. Let your Senators know how you feel about including in the Senate version of the NDAA, language similar to the House version that voices support for preserving
Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison
284 Russell Senate Office Building,
Legislative Aid, Steve Rubright Stephen_Rubright@
Regional Director, Jesse Hereford, jesse_hereford@
Senator John Cornyn
517 Hart Senate Office Bldg.,
By the way, Mike is also the President of the Frontera Land Alliance.
Friday, July 17, 2009
"Our favorite bread is a Flemish Desem and it takes 2 days to make. None of our breads use white sugar or white flour. In fact, some of our unmatched artisan breads such as Desem use no sweeteners at all. The Flemish Desem bread is our family favorite containing only the "desem" or "desem baby" starter, made from organic Kamut and pure water along with spelt, sometimes wheat, purified water and Celtic sea salt. A complex process of feeding the desem "baby" produces a beautiful crusty topped bread with unmatched flavor and nutrition. "
Sunset Hiker, Angela Chavez, took the above pictures during our hike to Loop 3 and the Lower Sunset Trail at the Tom Mays Unit of the Franklin Mountains State Park yesterday. She writes:
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
HUNT PLEDGES SPONSORSHIP TO KEEP
WHO: Hunt Family Foundation, in partnership with Keep
WHAT: Ribbon cutting ceremony
WHERE: Fire Station No. 27, 6767 Ojo de Agua
WHEN: Friday, July 10, 2009 10:00 a.m.
City-wide program provides tools for volunteer beautification efforts
“Hunt is proud to be affiliated with programs who share our mission statement of vision, integrity and professionalism,” said Josh Hunt, Vice President of Hunt Development Group. Hunt’s sponsorship is a four-year annual commitment towards the program (a total of $100,000), which received the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s Award of Excellence in 2007. Most recently, KEPB was also recognized with the Governor’s Community Achievement Award (GCAA), which granted the organization $265,000 towards a beautification project along a
“A cleaner community decreases health risks, increases safety and has a positive economic impact on neighborhoods,” said Keep El Paso Beautiful Executive Director, Katharine Gunter-Palafox. “Our new partnership with Hunt is another step towards empowering El Pasoans with the tools necessary to take pride in their communities.”
Annually, more than 600 clean-ups are facilitated through the CTS program, which has tool sheds at 32
Founded in 1947, Hunt Building Company, Ltd. is an affiliate of Hunt Companies, Inc., which provides a full range of development, design-build, construction management, investment, and asset/property management services across the country. The companies focus on public-private ventures, military housing, multi-family housing, value-added asset management, mixed-use, master-planned communities, and retail. The Hunt Companies have been operated by the Hunt family for four generations, and are headquartered in