NMSU Engineers Without Borders Starts Digging For Camp Rezoning

Students working on drainage pond expansion.

Students working on drainage pond expansion.

After our awesome breakfast and LCFA coming to camp Saturday morning, Kenny Stevens and about a dozen students from NMSU’s Engineers Without Borders program showed up with picks shovels wheelbarrows and measuring equipment to start the first of the rezoning projects that we have to have completed by next year. There are 17 or so conditions that include improvements to our camp ground and are also projects that upgrade our site to meeting the cities code requirements. This includes making our drainage pond larger, and putting an embankment on the south fence line of the camp that is next to the irrigation canal.

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Tent pad sites being moved.

Tent pad sites being moved.

Moved tent pad sites.

Moved tent pad sites.

A lot of our residents also pitched in helping to dig and haul dirt to the southern fence that runs along the irrigation ditch to create an embankment. They all worked very hard, from about 9am until 3pm. And though we have a long way to go, these guys definitely made a good start. Kenny even promised to bring the camp a copy of the final draft of the site plan so we can show all our residents all the phases of the rezoning and what projects are coming up.

THANKS KENNY AND YOUR AWESOME STUDENTS, AND OUR CAMP RESIDENTS FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK!

 

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About Matt-HRjjamativaTatarthamaitri

Grew up in central PA, been around the block as a "survivor", helped design and manage "The Made With Love Cafe and Grill" (a post-Katrina relief camp/kitchen in the lower 9th ward NOLA), been homeless in Las Cruces for 6 years and a Camp Outreach Coordinator for the Mesilla Valley Community of Hope Homeless services agency for almost a year now also helping to manage the Camp Hope Project, Newly transitioned out of homelessness as of September 2013, THE WORK CONTINUES!

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