Posts Categorized: Press Release

2014 Rio Reforestation

Rio Reforestation XXIII was held on October 18, 2014 at a 21-acre field within the La Casita-West tract of the Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge. This site is on the second terrace of the immediate flood-plain of the Rio Grande and has a scenic overlook of the river and Mexico. Volunteers planted approximately 13,000…

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PRESS RELEASE ___________________________________ New Website for Friends of the Wildlife Corridor On August 1, 2014, the Friends of the Wildlife Corridor launched its new website at www.friendsofthewildlifecorridor.org . The website features an online Nature Store offering select items also found in the FWC Nature Store in the Visitor Center at Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge. The website…

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American Forests (www.americanforests.org) has awarded the Friends of the Wildlife Corridor a Global ReLeaf grant of $37,500 to plant 50,000 native trees on cropland that has been acquired by the Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge. The plantings will be part of the Refuge’s farmland reforestation program, which was initiated in 1984, and has…

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On Thursday, February 13th, employees from United Airlines’ McAllen office presented the Friends of the Wildlife Corridor with a check for $5,000 for the Willow Lakes project in the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge. The funding comes from United’s Eco-Skies Community Grant Program, which empowers United employees to make a positive environmental impact in the…

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