Patrick Nolan

Day 2, Breakout Session 1: Community Engagement on Public Lands

Abstract: The non-profit organization, Friends of Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks will be discussing their efforts to connect community members to their natural spaces. This work is the basis of their advocacy for their protection and restoration of the natural, cultural, and historic resources of public lands.

Patrick Nolan was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. He is the Executive Director for FOMDP and loves to ride bikes and trail running. He loves to take his daughter and dogs out on hikes to the monument.

Kyla Navarro

Breakout Session: Community Engagement on Public Lands

Abstract: The non-profit organization, Friends of Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks will be discussing their efforts to connect community members to their natural spaces. This work is the basis of their advocacy for their protection and restoration of the natural, cultural, and historic resources of public lands.

Kyla Navarro was originally from the Philippines but has spent more than half of her life in Southern New Mexico. Kyla recently graduated from NMSU and loves working with the community and connecting more people to the outdoors. She is one of the Community Engagement Coordinators for FOMDP

Jessica Gomez

Breakout Session: Community Engagement on Public Lands

Abstract: The non-profit organization, Friends of Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks will be discussing their efforts to connect community members to their natural spaces. This work is the basis of their advocacy for their protection and restoration of the natural, cultural, and historic resources of public lands.

Jessica Gomez was born and raised in Las Cruces and graduated from NMSU. She is one of the Community Engagement Coordinators for FOMDP and believes everyone deserves access to our Public Lands. She loves working for an organization that gives opportunities to get outdoors for those who otherwise wouldn’t get to.

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