Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Big River Festival in South Texas - Enjoy the Rio Grande Before the Border Wall Cuts It Off!

Los Caminos del Rio is sponsoring the Big River Festival of 2008 at Anzalduas County Park south of Mission, Texas on Saturday, November 1.

Compete in an adventure race that combines kayaking, biking and other sports with mystery events!

Learn to paddle with one of Los Caminos del Rio's American Canoe Association-certified instructors.

Enjoy a nature tour of the Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge, the nation’s best ocelot habit!

Or just listen to great music while snacking on something good.

Cooking classes (teaching healthy twists to traditional Mexican cooking) will be free to the public.

A section of combined levee / border wall that is currently under construction begins behind homes in Granjeno and will end at the gates of Anzalduas County Park. Enjoy the park and the river now, before the wall is finished.

For more information and driving directions, visit the Los Caminos del Rio website:

Monday, October 20, 2008

Discover El Paso's Rio Bosque – Last Chance Before the Border Wall!

Saturday 15 Nov, 11 AM to 3 PM.

Visit El Paso’s Rio Bosque Wetlands Park, http://www.riobosqu and see the city’s largest park before the Border Wall changes it forever. Walks through the park to the site of the Border Wall will start every hour on the half hour (11:30, 12:30, 1:30, and 2:30). Many local organizations will have exhibits about the local flora and fauna.

Directions from I-10: Take the Americas Ave. (Loop 375) exit (Exit 34) and head southwest towards the Zaragoza Bridge. Enter the freeway portion of Loop 375 and take it to the exit for Alameda Ave., Socorro Rd., Pan American Dr. and Zaragoza Rd. Exit to the frontage road and continue straight ahead, crossing both Alameda Ave. and Socorro Rd. At Pan American Dr., turn left. After driving approximately 1.1 mile on Pan American, you'll cross a bridge over the Playa Drain. At 1.5 miles, you'll reach a second bridge, which crosses the Riverside Canal right before the gated entrance to the Jonathan Rogers and Roberto Bustamante water-treatment plants. Proceed about 2.5 miles to the Visitor Center. For a map visit http://www.riobosqu

Organizations are encouraged set up a booth at this event. Contact Rick LoBello for more information, RickLLoBello@ .

If you can help with planning or during this event please contact judy Ackerman, 915-755-7371, Cell: 703-622-0661, j.p.ackerman@ sbcglobal. net . Please share this information with all your friends.