|Dr. Richard Teschner, recipient of the Star on the Mountain Award|
Star on the Mountain Award
Dr. Richard Teschner
The City of El Paso applauds your advocacy and
commitment to build the Franklin Mountains
State Park Headquarters and Visitor Center.
Your contributions and generosity continue to improve
the quality of life for the El Paso community.
Mayor Oscar Leeser - September 15, 2015
|Charlie Wakeem and Richard Teschner at Resler Canyon|
Dr. Teschner, Professor-Emeritus of Linguistics at the University of Texas at El Paso, has been a preeminent figure in the conservation community. Because of his generosity and the efforts of fellow preservationist, Charlie Wakeem, a beautiful arroyo known as Resler Canyon was preserved in 2005. He is a current member of the Open Space Advisory Board, President of the Friends of the Rio Bosque, a member and past chair of State Senator Rodriguez's Environmental Commitee and a Legacy member of the Nature Conservancy. Recipient of other environmental awards, he is also a Rim Road neighborhood leader and the newly elected President of the El Paso Neighborhood Coalition.
|Dr. Teschner advocating for the preservation of Castner Range|
Probably his biggest quest is still to be realized: the preservation of Castner Range for which Dr. Teschner has made multiple trips to Washington D.C., spent hours on a conservation committee, given public talks and pursued avidly for years.
To say that he is an extraordinary conservationist is quite the understatement. Congratulations, Dr. Teschner.