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Rio Bosque Wetlands Park 

Rio Bosque Wetlands Park is a 372-acre City of El Paso park the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) manages through its Center for Environmental Resource Management (CERM).

Wetlands and riverside forests once graced the banks of the Rio Grande in the Paso del Norte region. They were the most productive natural habitats in the region, but today they are virtually gone.

At Rio Bosque, the environment is still changing, but in a new way. Here, a diverse partnership is working to bring back meaningful examples of the unique and valuable ecosystems once found in our river valley. 


Riparian habitat continues to develop along the former bend of the Rio Grande within Rio Bosque Wetlands Park. 
(Photo: 8 July 2017)


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Water deliveries from the Bustamante Plant ended 4 Feb.  Read more... Duck numbers are dropping.  Read more... The January newsletter is out.  Read it...

Signs of Spring
 Repeat Photography

8 Mar:  First new leaves emerge on wolfberry.

16 Mar:  First male catkins emerge on cottonwoods. 

17 Mar:  First new leaves emerge on cottonwoods

 Images from 2017 are now being added to the park's permanent-photo-station archive.  Check it out...