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Speakers, short film highlight Cultivate Forum

July 5, 2017
Speakers, short film highlight Cultivate Forum

Burrowing owls, wetlands water sustainability, solar cooking and one man’s effort to save an environmentally endangered islet in East Africa will be among the topics explored in the El Paso Community Foundation’s next Cultivate Forum.

The forum will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 20, 2017 in the Foundation Room, 333 N. Oregon Street, across from San Jacinto Plaza.

The July Cultivate will present three speakers and one film.

They are:

• “Burrowing Owls of the Rio Bosque Wetlands Park,” by Lois Balin, Urban Biologist with the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department’s Urban Wildlife Program

• “Rio Bosque Wetlands Park: Managing Water Sustainability to Meet Agricultural, Urban and Environmental Needs,” by John Sproul, Program Coordinator/Manager of UTEP’s Center for Environmental Resource Management

• “Solar Cooking,” by Cindy Williams, retired school librarian

• “Kokota: The Islet of Hope,” a 28-minute documentary by Craig Norris about one man’s effort to save the East African islet from deforestation and climate change.

There will be plenty of time for discussion and collaboration afterwards.

Food will be catered by Chef Michael Ross.

Call 915-533-4020 or email gwilliams@epcf.org for more information.

Cultivate is a project of the El Paso Community Foundation.