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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. 


     Fall colors are taking hold at Rio Bosque Wetlands Park.               (Photo: 8 Nov 2019)

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Flows from the Bustamante Plant continue.    Read more... Winter residents continue to arrive.  Read more... The October newsletter is out.  Read it...


Repeat Photography

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

 After an absence of 3.5 months, a beaver is again present at the park.  Read more...