Monday, August 31, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
"The damage by EPWU I saw yesterday; growing trees, one a 20 to 30 year old paloverde, an allepo pine, and a honey mesquite uprooted and laying on their sides made me sick. All this damage done just so the EPWU maintenance crew could show that they can move dirt. We can't allow this kind of activity to continue."
With the annual Celebration of Our Mountains starting soon with the Chihuahuan Desert Fiesta at Tom Mays Park coming up on Saturday, September 19th, from 9 to 3, here's a way to contribute to your State Park here in El Paso:
PLEASE DONATE your good, clean, used hiking/camping/biking equipment and clothing to support your Franklin Mountains State Park.
Park volunteers will sell the items at the Chihuahuan Desert Fiesta at Tom Mays Park on September 19th from 9 to 3. Proceeds will go in the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation’s Lone Star Legacy endowment fund to be used exclusively for the programs and conservation of our beautiful Franklin Mountains State Park.
If you have items to donate, please call Jim Tolbert at 915-613-4902 (leave your name and number if nobody answers); or email him at email@example.com.
If you would like to make a cash donation, please write a check to “Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation” and in the memo put “Franklin Mountains State Park”. Please mail your check to: Franklin Mountains State Park/1331 McKelligon Canyon Rd/El Paso, TX 79930-2649.
Friday, August 21, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Hiking in the beauty of the Chihuahuan Desert is always a pleasure. However, all of us need to remember that there are reasons for caution on any trail. This morning along the Lower Sunset Trail, a merry band of Sunrise Hikers came upon a black tailed rattlesnake. The reptile had just struck a pack rat when group leader, Jim Tolbert, just about stepped foot on it.
The resolution comes on the heals of a joint meeting between U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Mexican Minister of Environment and Natural Resources Juan Elvira strengthening conservation cooperation in Big Bend area of the
The resolution was signed by all commissioners except Judge Cobos who was absent. Click on the image below to enlarge.
For more information about the Big Bend International Park, go to www.iloveparks.com.