Earth Week Celebrations at Rio Fernando Park in Taos!

Earth Week Celebrations at Rio Fernando Park in Taos!

Earth Week is going to be a big one for us and we want YOU to be a part of it! We have a bunch of events planned that week culminating in Our Land and Trails Exploration Day on Sunday, April 28, 2019.  And get this…its all FREE! Your favorite price! You just need to come on down.

Check it all out:

Monday, April 22, 2019.
EARTH DAY YOUTH LAND EXPLORATION:
Taos schools will be invited to sign up for field trips to explore Rio Fernando Park with hands-on activities led by Field Institute of Taos. Field Institute of Taos will engage students in exciting ecology and pollinator focused hands-on learning curricula to open their eyes to the natural world around them! YOU CAN HELP: Sponsor a field trip $250, Sponsor a class $100, or Sponsor a Student $10.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 12:00pm.
TAKE A WALK IN RIO FERNANDO PARK: Join Taos Land Trust Executive Director Kristina Ortez for a walk around Rio Fernando Park via the new Rio Fernando Park trail. Get to know the park and see the impressive restoration work we have done over the past 18 months.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 8:00am.
BIRD WALK AT RIO FERNANDO WETLAND: Join Robert Templeton for a bird walk, beginning at Fred Baca Park and culminating at Rio Fernando Park with tea and scones. Space is limited, please RSVP to reserve your spot – 575-751-3138 or info@taoslandtrust.org. Bring binoculars and walking attire.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 12:00pm.
TAKE A WALK IN RIO FERNANDO PARK: Join Taos Land Trust Communications Coordinator Jim O’Donnell for a walk around Rio Fernando Park via the new Rio Fernando Park trail. Get to know the park and see the impressive restoration work we have done over the past 18 months.

Thursday, April 25, 2019, 12:00pm.
TAKE A WALK IN RIO FERNANDO PARK: Join Taos Land Trust Executive Director Kristina Ortez for a walk around Rio Fernando Park via the new Rio Fernando Park trail. Get to know the park and see the impressive restoration work we have done over the past 18 months.

Friday, April 26th, 2019, 2:00 – 5:00 pm.
TAOS PLAZA ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION: Join us on the plaza for a Taos community celebration of National Arbor Day. Lots of activities including tree giveaways!

Friday, April 26th, 2019, 6:00pm.
SPRING FARM-TO-TABLE @ MANZANITA MARKET: A TAOS LAND TRUST FUNDRAISING CELEBRATION Enjoy a seasonally inspired menu sourced from local farmers celebrating the tastes and traditions of Northern New Mexico. Join friends who want to protect the land that feeds us for a beautiful meal and silent auction. BUY TICKETS NOW! Call 575-751-3138 for more information. Purchase tickets at www.taoslandtrust.org/farmtotable . BE A RECOGNIZED SPONSOR: Land Lover Ticket $150 (admits 2) or General $45.

Sunday, April 28, 2019 12:00 -1:30pm 

SAFE ROUTES TO PARKS WALKABILITY TOUR: Join Safe Routes to Parks for a walkability audit from the Taos High School to Rio Fernando Park. Meet at Starbuck’s in Albertson’s at 12pm. A debrief will be held at Rio Fernando Park and then you can join the festivities of the Land and Trails Exploration Day.

Sunday, April 28, 2019 1:00pm-4:00pm
RIO FERNANDO PARK LAND AND TRAILS EXPLORATION DAY: This FREE community event will include iNaturalist hunts for kids, water quality testing training, tree planting demonstrations, pollinator seed giveaways, medicinal plant walk, pollinator house building, Taos Alive prescription take back, and a visit from some raptors and snakes from New Mexico Wildlife Center. Perhaps best of all, there will be a taco truck on hand and ice cream! There will be an opportunity to help sponsor our park and trails, and we will be hosting a really super awesome generous raffle during the day’s events where you can win:

  • Taos Ski Valley Blake Summer Package
  • Sunrise Springs Package
  • Meow Wolf Tickets!
  • Hydroflasks
  • Taos Gold Apricot Tree
  • Dryland Wilds Gift Basket
  • Aldo’s Arbor Gift Certificate
  • PBJ Tree Gift Certificate
  • Farmhouse Cafe Gift Certificate
  • Coffee Apothecary Gift Certificate
  • Health Packages!

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THANK YOU TO THE COMMUNITY MEMBERS

HELPING US TO BRING YOU THESE EVENTS!

National Parks and Recreation Association

LOR Foundation

Taos Ski Valley Foundation

Grace Family Foundation

FeedaBee.com

Northern Rio Grande National Heritage Area

Taos Bee Flower

Taos Herb Company

Taos Print and Photography Services

Jim O’Donnell Photography

Taos Whole Health

Taos Whole Community Health

Taos Community Foundation

Hydroflask

Be sure to let us know if you have any questions or to purchase raffle tickets!

Juniper Manley, Associate Director – Sponsorships and Fundraising
juniper@taoslandtrust.org

Chyna Dixon, Projects Assistant – Event Coordination and Partnerships
chyna@taoslandtrust.org

Jim O’Donnell, Communications – PR and Safe Routes
jim@taoslandtrust.org

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Jim O'Donnell

Jim was born and raised in southern Colorado. He obtained both a BA in Anthropology and a Masters in Community and Regional Planning from the University of New Mexico. After ten years as an archaeologist and Jim served as the lead organizer for the Coalition for the Valle Vidal and after as the Northern Director for the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance. Today Jim works part time as a freelance journalist, conservation photographer and our communications lead. He is the author of “Notes for the Aurora Society” and leads yearly photography workshops to Havana, Cuba.

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