How to Join us

Welcome to the El Paso Group of the Rio Grande Chapter of the Sierra Club. We have about 500 members, located in west Texas, including the counties of El Paso, Hudspeth, and Culberson. We share a love of the outdoors and a desire to leave to our children and grandchildren the same opportunities to enjoy the outside world that we have had.  To accomplish this, we support conservation, smart energy solutions to combat global climate change, and wise use and protection of public lands.
We hope that you will follow our site to receive email announcements letting you know whenever we update our site.   To learn more about how you can get involved with our group contact any Executive Committee member listed on the About page.    To contribute information to our site including pictures contact our webmaster Rick LoBello at ricklobello@gmail.com.

Contact Us  Let us hear from you today.   We need your help in working on projects already underway and new projects that need to be put on our radar screen.

Current priority conservation efforts of the El Paso Group include the following Smart Goals.  Smart Goals are S-specific, M-measurable, A-evaluated as achievable, R-have identifiable resources and T-include a timeline.   For more information on our SMART goals contact anyone on the Executive Committee.

Smart Goal 1
Leader – Laurence Gibson.  Blue bin contamination.  Support El Paso’s recycling program to make sure that the blue bin program is successful.

Smart Goal 2
Leader Rick LoBello.  Return of the Wolf To Texas Educational Initiative.  The Sierra Club will help to put the return of the wolf to Texas back on the conservation radar screen in North America.

Smart Goal 3
Leader Jim Tolbert.  Prevent Future Quarrying Near McKelligon Canyon.  Boundaries between the State Park and the Cemex Quarry near McKelligon Canyon need to be surveyed.

Smart Goal 4
Leader Rick LoBello.  Help establish Big Bend Maderas Del Carmen International Biosphere Reserve.

Smart Goal 5
Leaders – Neysa Hardin and Ann Falknor.  Launch a Outdoor Leadership Training 101 program for our club in El Paso.

Smart Goal 6
Leader Francesca Wigle.  Come up with design for a El Paso Sierra Club t-shirt including pricing and ordering information

Smart Goal 7
Leader Neysa Hardin.  Sierra Student Coalition of Americas High School.   This goal is focused on getting kids outside.

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Contact Us

El Paso Group Executive Committee

Laurence Gibson, Chair
laurenceagibson@gmail.com 915-309-5419

Rick LoBello, Vice Chair
ricklobello@gmail.com 915-474-1456

Neysa Hardin, Sierra Student Coalition Coordinator
nrhardin@yahoo.com 915-227-5154

Liz Walsh
ewalsh@utep.edu 915-342-7630

John Walton
walton@utep.edu 915-539-5797

Francesca Wigle
fwigle@gmail.com 512-497-5026

Ann Falknor, Secretary


Kathy Sunday, Treasurer
sundayt@zianet.com 915-584-9301

Jim Tolbert, Programs
diegotolbert@gmail.com 915-525-7364

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