COMMUNITY OUTREACH

  • ASARCO Mexican Agencies Speech

    ASARCO Mexican Agencies Speech, 1/23/14

  • December 2013 Billboard

    Below are community billboards the Trust is supporting.

    • Creative Kids Billboard
  • May 2013 Billboards

    Below are community billboards the Trust is supporting.

    • Candle Lighters Billboard
    • Child Crisis Center
  • January 2013 Billboards

    Below are community billboards the Trust is supporting.

    • Creative Kids Billboard
    • Komen Billboard
  • Billboards

    Below are community billboards the Trust is supporting.

    • Candlelighters
    • Child Crisis Center
    • El Paso Diabetes Walk/Run
    • El Paso Saddleblanket
    • U.S. Marines
    • Project Amistad
    • Sidedoor Liquor Store and The State Line
    • St. George's Annual Feast in the Middle East
    • Texas Ford
  • Museum Donations

    The El Paso Historical Commission was previously on Site to review any items that they would want preserved prior to demolition. The Trust donated a number of items to the Commission, which included various signs, safety banners, plaques, old used hardhats, and aerial photos.

    The Site Trustee has allowed a number of Site tours by local artists and has donated various Site artifacts. As a result of these tours, the El Paso Museum of History is currently exhibiting ‘Traces: A Visual Record of the Deconstruction of the Asarco Smelter.’

    Additionally the Trust has been in contact with the El Paso Railroad Society. Currently the Trust has collected rail plates, switches and miscellaneous rail equipment to donate to this Society.

  • UTEP Archive Donations

    The Trust has been working to maintain a strong relationship with UTEP, the neighboring university. The Trust donated a grant to the university to collect and preserve ASARCO records and documents in the Special Collections Department of the UTEP Library. Various Site materials that were donated included the following: historical documents, photographs, pay ledgers, hand‐drawn architectural drawings and maps, some of which date back to the late 19th and early 20th century.

    • Site Trustee signs deed of gift.

      Site Trustee signs deed of gift.

    • UTEP staff handles oversized photos and blueprints.

      UTEP staff handles oversized photos and blueprints.

    Photographer: Yvette Delgado

  • Community Scholars

    Community Scholars, Inc. is local non-profit organization with a mission to build young leaders through policy research and community service. The Community Scholars were interested in the former ASARCO Smelter Site and were given a Site tour in 2010. (Get photos from website – http://www.recastingthesmelter.com/?page_id=195

    Afterwards the Community Scholars created an in-depth report on the study of brownfield redevelopment to make a formal recommendation for the development of the former Asarco Smelter Site. The report explores the best possible redevelopment options in order to optimize the local economy and quality of life.

    Click here to view the Community Scholars Report: Smelting the Past, Refining the Future – The ASARCO Redevelopment Process, October 2010

    Additionally, the Community Scholars Group has created various webcasts regarding the Former ASARCO Smelter Site. Please click below to view these webcasts.

    The Community Scholars Group has created various webcasts regarding the Former ASARCO Smelter Site. Please click below to view these webcasts.

    Episode 4

    Episode 5

  • Student Internships

    The Trust continues to work with the Center for Environmental Resource Management (CERM) at University of Texas El Paso (UTEP). Multiple student internships have been created in the following general areas:

    • Demolition engineering, materials re-use, and asset marketing
    • Soil remediation and solid waste management
    • Groundwater remediation and management

    Please click here for additional information regarding these internships.