April 19, 2021
The Paso del Norte Trail, which is one of six projects recognized for the 2020 Conservation Wranglers award by Texas by Nature was recently highlighted at the virtual Texas by Nature Conservation Summit.
Jana Renner, program officer for the Paso del Norte Health Foundation, shared with Summit attendees the unique partnership between the Health Foundation and public entities to promote strategic regional trail planning and project implementation. This included the development and implementation of a master plan for a 68-mile county-wide trail in El Paso County, which includes a segment led and funded by the Health Foundation for the design and construction of a 3.4-mile hike/bike Playa Drain Trail from Ascarate Park to Riverside High School. The project has engaged stakeholders to develop more trail segments and promote the trail through walking and biking events, tree planting and conservation projects. Trails offer communities a positive benefit related to economic development, health, and safety. The Texan by Nature Conservation Summit is a yearly event that focuses on bringing conservation and business leaders together for rich, impact-focused dialogue and networking.
To learn more about the Paso del Norte Trail, click here or visit pasodelnortetrail.org.
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January 10, 2022
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation is pleased to announce the election of Charles de Wetter as Chair and Susan Melendez as Vice-Chair for the 2022 Health Foundation Board of Directors. Mr. de Wetter has served on the board since 2018 and as Chair of the Allocations Committee. Mr. de Wetter is a licensed real…