Heal in nature, help nature heal

Impact Outdoors is a non-profit organization created by Matthew Monjares that impacts communities through education, conservation, and outdoor opportunities. (Courtesy of KKOB News Radio)

Matthew Monjares will continue his mission to impact communities through education, conservation, and meaningful outdoor opportunities across New Mexico this fall. The lives it will impact include our country’s active duty military, veterans and local children.

On Friday, News Radio KKOB will air the story as part of the “Good News File”.

For the past four years, his nonprofit, Impact Outdoors, has helped people of all ages become stewards in their communities by working with veteran private landowners on water management and improvement projects. ‘habitat. Then, participating students and other active duty military and veterans can harvest waterfowl and big game on the lands they helped preserve. From erosion control to wetland development, conservation projects allow New Mexicans to recognize and benefit from the resources of their own backyards while giving back.

During hunts, Monjares encourages veterans to recognize the relationship between themselves and the environment. He says it helps veterans, who often find themselves living in the past, to focus on the here and now; build new relationships and recapture the camaraderie they left behind after completing their military service.

Impact Outdoors recently received a grant through the Outdoor Equity Fund, which will enable 48 children to participate in the stewardship program over the next year. Unfortunately, a recent pledge of $30,000 for upcoming veteran engagements fell through in early September. Landowners interested in learning more can email the co-founder of the association at [email protected]”>href=”http://phoebe.a.rob”>phoebe. [email protected]

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