NMSU/Engineers With Borders – Camp Rezone Begins!

Students hard at work!

Students hard at work, preparing drainage pond for grass seed!

This past Saturday, Kenny Stevens of Engineers Without Borders and a group of NMSU students came to start the first projects of our “Camp Rezone”. Specifically, they came to start plotting out the northern expansion of the camp and measuring out the tent pad sites for the area. They also cleaned up an embankment along the Southern border of the Camp, raked and prepared the drainage pond for seeding with grass, and treated and sealed wood from our first prototype pad sites.

Cleaning up the embankment.

Cleaning up the embankment.

The Northern expansion, tent pad plotting.

The Northern expansion, tent pad plotting.

Treating lumber.

Treating lumber.

This is a great start for our year long rezone, which will include many other improvements for Camp Hope. Without the amazing support and dedication Engineers Without Borders and the NMSU students we wouldn’t have this opportunity. It is an exciting time for us, and MVCH staff and all the residents of the camp are looking forward to digging in and helping transform the camp into a more safe functional and beautiful place for our homeless to transition off the streets.

I hope to have an entire page devoted to our rezone up on our website in the next week or so. This will detail how the rezone developed, all the ins and outs of the PUD and City requirements, as well as final site plans and designs schematics for the tent pads. I am hoping that this will be a resource for our community support base to help inform them on what projects are coming up in the near future and what we need help with. Keep you eyes peeled!

The Northern expansion plotted, tent pads measured, and fenced in temporarily.

The Northern expansion plotted, tent pads measured, and fenced in temporarily.




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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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