This poster was created and sold at the 2019 downtown El Paso arts festival, Chalk the Block. It focuses on the Lost Dog Trails. Located in Northwest El Paso, the trails are a haven for hikers and mountain bikers and contain some of the most scenic and iconic parts of El Paso’s natural identity. On May 4, 2019 residents overwhelmingly voted for Proposition A, a measure put on the ballot by determined citizens which stated: “Shall an ordinance be approved to preserve in its natural state, for all time, the 1,107 acres owned by the City of El Paso and referred to as ‘Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone Number Twelve,’ which includes the ‘Lost Dog Trail,’ and to prohibit, for all time, any private development and any major public roadways on said 1,107 acres.” Development would have damaged the western slopes of our Franklin Mountains, degraded the view, and completely altered the area forever. It also would have required over $100 million of incentives to be paid for by every property owner in El Paso. The Trail represents a victory by the people of El Paso who understand it is in great part the Chihuahuan Desert setting that makes our city unique. Local man Gilberto Moreno named the path “Lost Dog Trail” after his dog, Psycho, who ran away on the trail.
The text at the bottom of this poster reads:
"Located in Northwest El Paso, the Lost Dog Trails are a haven for hikers and mountain bikers containing 1,107 acres of some of the most scenic and iconic parts of El Paso’s natural identity. In 2019, residents voted overwhelmingly to preserve this open space forever."