Events: If you love the Franklin Mountains, mark your calendars
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16th annual Celebration of Our Mountains Sept. 19-Nov. 8, 2009
Information: 542-1422 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The 16th annual Celebration of Our Mountains is a six-week-long festival of events to encourage appreciation of the El Paso region’s environment. Dozens of hikes, field trips, driving tours, nature walks and other activities will be offered to the public Sept. 19-Nov. 8. Most events are free; some have costs listed for park entry fees, transportation or other nominal expenses.
Originally organized by the UTEP Department of Geological Sciences, the annual festival is overseen by a volunteer committee. Other participating groups include Texas Master Natural, El Paso Audubon Society, El Paso Native Plant Society, El Paso Ridge Walkers, Concordia Heritage Association, Keystone Heritage Park and others. Sponsors include the University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso Independent School District, Ardovino’s Desert Crossing and El Paso Scene.
The binational event highlights the natural and cultural history of the mountains — the Franklins in west Texas, the Sierra de Juarez in northern Chihuahua and Cerro de Cristo Rey and Organ Mountains in southern New Mexico — and other natural resources and attractions. For more information, go to www.celebrationofourmountains.org. The website will have updated schedules.