Welcome to the 2019 Celebration of Our Mountains
At the beginning of this year, Celebration of Our Mountains was incorporated under Texas Law. We were then granted 501c3 (non-profit) status by the IRS! This designation opens many new opportunities in program, outreach and sponsorships.
We continue to extend our educational and recreational field trips throughout the year. Since 1994, we have offered events that help people learn more about the natural history and beauty of our part of the Chihuahuan Desert. We have also begun to offer more El Paso history events and more science and technology trips. We promote other outdoor and environmental groups and publish their events online and share them through social media. Our online calendar is becoming the go-to place for all of our regional environmental, ecological, archaeological and outdoors organizations to publish their events.
Last fall, we had 5,793 participants. We intend to do better than that this year. We not only want people to get out into our beautiful Chihuahuan Desert, get exercise, lose weight and combat diabetes, we want to be an attraction to people faraway to our great City of El Paso, Texas. The extraordinary beauty here and the opportunities for outdoor recreation are unlimited. Our top goal in 2019 is to attract more people from around our region and throughout Texas and New Mexico to visit and spend time here in the Sun City. We want to be El Paso’s #1 Eco-Tourist magnet. Thanks to our sponsors, new and old, and to all who contribute to our program, we are going to become just that.
Of course, our most important donors are people like you. A few dollars here and there add up. We hope you will visit www.celebmtns.org/donation. Most especially we hope to see you on the trail.
Jim Tolbert, CEO
Eric Kappus, Ph.D., President
Paul Hyder, Ph.D., Vice-President
Eileen Karlsruher, Treasurer, Asst. Secretary
Paulo Galvan, Secretary
Richard Teschner, Ph.D., Director
Don Baumgardt, Director