About the El Paso Group
Welcome to the El Paso Group of the Rio Grande Chapter of the Sierra Club. We have about 500 members, located in west Texas, including the counties of El Paso, Hudspeth, and Culberson. We share a love of the outdoors and a desire to leave to our children and grandchildren the same opportunities to enjoy the outside world that we have had.
To accomplish this, we support conservation, smart energy solutions to combat global climate change, and wise use and protection of public lands.
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Current priority conservation efforts of the El Paso Group include:
Smart Goal 3
Glass Recycling for El Paso
Get a glass processing machine for El Paso with several dropoff sites for bottles and other glass.
Smart Goal 4
Return of the Wolf To Texas Educational Initiative
The Sierra Club will help to put the return of the wolf to Texas back on the conservation radar screen in North America.
Smart Goal 5
Recyclable Bag Distribution
Our Sierra Group will distribute reusable shopping bags to El Pasoans.
Smart Goal 6
Petition to Prevent Future Quarrying Near McKelligon Canyon
Our Sierra Group will sponsor a petition to Texas Parks and Wildlife to survey boundaries between the State Park and the Cemex Quarry near McKelligon Canyon
Smart Goal 7
Help establish Big Bend International Park
The Sierra Club will help to gain public support for an international agreement establishing a Big Bend International Park with Mexico.
Smart Goal 8
Organize a Student Sierra Coalition at America's High School
Youth in our community have all kinds of energy to support Sierra Club goals and objectives. They need the adult leadership that the Sierra Club can provide.
Smart Goal 9
Organize a National Park Centennial Program in cooperation with Chamizal National Memorial.
2016 marks the 100 year anniversary of the National Park Service and we want to encourage our community to connect with parks.
El Paso Group Executive Committee
Laurence Gibson, Chair
Jim Tolbert, Vice Chair
Ann Falknor, Secretary
Kathy Sunday, Treasurer