Thursday, January 15, 2015

Ackerman to tell story of efforts to conserve Castner Range on January 28

Judy Ackerman speaking at the Chihuahuan Desert Fiesta

I have been working with Judy Ackerman on a variety of conservation issues and educational initiatives for a long time going back about eight years when we worked together on the board of the Chihuahuan Desert Education Coalition. Those who know Judy know that she is very passionate and knowledgeable about every project she gets involved in and like many of us baby boomers we know the reality of Margaret Meade's famous quote - "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."

Judy and a large group of her friends and conservation stakeholders are out to change El Paso.  We want to see the city become a vibrant community of environmentally conscious citizens who know how important the environment is to their quality of life and well-being.

Because of Judy's passion for conservation I recommended to the El Paso Sierra Club Executive Committee that we invite her to speak at what we hope will become an important venue for conservation events in El Paso, the National Park Service's Chamizal National Memorial, in the heart of our city.

You can support efforts to help protect Castner Range so that someday it can be a part of Franklin Mountains State Park or perhaps protected by National Monument status or some other protected designation by attending her presentation on Wednesday evening, January 28 at 7:00pm.  The free community event will take place in the beautiful Chamizal National Memorial theater across from Bowie High School and everyone in the community is invited. Make plans to attend with your co-workers, family and friends and show your support for our mountains and our quality of life.   Learn more on the Sierra Club website at 

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