Welcome to the 2019 Celebration of Our Mountains

Dripping Springs, Organ Mountains

Dripping Springs, Organ 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

© 2019 Celebration of Our Mountains, El Paso, TX, USA, a 501c3 organization