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Home | Tag Archives: Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site

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Schedule for ‘Celebration of our Mountains’ Released

El Pasoan’s love their mountains and this year’s Celebration of our Mountains schedule promises to bring outdoor lovers together from across the community.

Outdoor events like this are very important to the city’s quality of life by offering numerous opportunities for people to immerse themselves in nature.  Getting outside in the natural world offers many understated health benefits for adults and children alike including improving one’s physicalmental, and for some – even spiritual – well being.

Many people are amazed to discover that the desert and mountains are full of wildlife and plant species that often go unseen or out of sight and mind as people zoom through the desert on the highway system.

Natural connection opportunities over the next few months include mountain biking, astronomy talks, and history tours including a trip to an old mining ghost town.  And for those who are looking for a new way to loosen up and relax in a 100% natural setting, there is an event called Yoga on the Rocks

Celebration of our Mountains this year is featuring El Paso Water Utilities and El Paso Electric science and technology field trips.

Most events are held at Franklin Mountains State Park, Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site, Guadalupe Mountains National Park or Leasburg State Park in southern New Mexico.

Check out the event’s website at celebmtns.org for this year’s extensive schedule of hikes, bird walks and field trips to learn about and connect with the biodiversity of the Chihuahuan Desert right here in El Paso’s big backyard.

State of the Parks Speakers Series set for Saturday

The Greater Big Bend Coalition is sponsoring a new series of free presentations on the state of parks and other protected areas in the Greater Big Bend region of southern New Mexico, West Texas and related lands in northern Mexico.

On Saturday morning, July 15 at 11am at the Northeast Regional Command Center Community Room, Park Superintendent Ruben Ocampo will give a presentation on the State of Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site.

A native El Pasoan, Ocampo has a B.A in Political Science from the University of Texas at El Paso. He previously worked with the City El Paso Parks and Recreation Department where he was the Coordinator for the Department’s Outdoor Recreation Program, The Trailblazers.

Ruben has worked at Hueco Tanks since September 2015. During this time the NHL (National Historic Landmark) process has started and the 29 new pictograph areas have been identified.

The Greater Big Bend Coalition is a conservation organization in El Paso working to help protect the desert lands, rivers, mountains and wildlife of the Greater Big Bend Ecosystem of Texas and northern Mexico.

The region stretches across the US/Mexico Rio Grande border and includes nearly 8000 square miles of protected lands in US National Parks, Texas State Parks and Protected Areas in Mexico.  For more information visit greaterbigbend.org

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