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Eco El Paso to host first event of 2021: Tree Planting at Playa Drain Trail

On Tuesday, officials with Eco El Paso announced their first event of 2021 and our first event with the public since the Covid-19 pandemic started.

On Thursday, March 25th at 10 a.m. (MDT) at the Paso Del Norte Trail at the Manny Martinez Drive trailhead, volunteers and organizers alike with gather to plant native and drought tolerant trees.

“This is a part of our AARP Community Challenge Grant that we won in 2020 to install trees, benches, and educational street signs throughout the Thomas Manor neighborhood near Riverside High School and the Border Highway to educate the public about the trailhead in their backyard,” ECO El Paso organizers shared. “We look forward to seeing you in person and planting trees!”

Volunteers are asked to bring gloves, a shovel, and they must wear a mask to participate; a point organizers say is non-negotiable. Organizers will ensure social distancing during the event, which is expected to run 1-2 hours or less depending on how many volunteers show up.

“We plan to have many tree planting events in the future on weekends if you can’t make this event,” officials added.

Those wishing to volunteer, can do so online, via this link; information entered will be kept for all future events.

For more information on the tree planting program, visit Million Trees El Paso.  To donate, simply click on this link.