For all new members and those who joined before 2016 and renew today – a beautiful coffee table book – Cacti of Texas in their Natural Habitat

Join us, together we are working to educate others and help conserve the beautiful Chihuahuan Desert.

Decide on one of the following membership categories and then click the pay your dues link below:

◦ $20 Individual
◦ $40 Family
◦ $100 Non-profit
◦ ‘Free Affiliate’ Membership (see details below)

When you click the donate link below

you will see our name listed as Chihuahuan Desert Education Coalition. At that point simply enter the amount you want to give towards your donation. You are always welcome to give a greater amount. If you would like to send a check or money order you can mail it to Chihuahuan Desert Education Coalition. PO Box 9121. El Paso, TX 79995-9121. All donations with the exception of sign purchases are tax deductible.  After you enter the amount of the donation and click the donate button you can also add any special instructions about your donation.  For example, if you want an aluminum sign for our Habitat Certification program at $10 per sign let us know that the donation is for the sign and how we can reach you and give you the sign.


Click here to pay your dues now with a credit card.

Free Affiliate Membership. Anyone with an interest in supporting the mission of CDEC can become an affiliate member. Simply send us an email stating how you are willing to help the organization such as promoting our efforts on social media, volunteering to serve on a committee or serving on our board of directors. The free book offer described above is for paid members only who renew their memberships from 2004 to 2015 or become new members. To join as an affiliate member send your name, email address and city and state to with a note on how you are willing to help this organization. Write the name Affiliate Membership in the subject line. You can volunteer in almost anyway you wish, just let us know how you can help.

Join CDEC today

You and your family can become members of the Chihuahuan Desert Education Coalition. Help the Chihuahuan Desert Education Coalition support programs that enhance conservation and education of the Chihuahuan Desert. Your contribution will help people discover and connect to our Chihuahuan Desert and improve their quality of life.

The goals of the organization include: serving as a resource on information about the Chihuahuan Desert, encouraging lifelong learning about the Chihuahuan Desert and collaborating efforts among public educators, the public and CDEC.

Ongoing projects include:
-Supporting the handicap accessible trail at Tom Mays Park
-Improving our website at
-Helping to organize the annual Chihuahuan Desert Fiesta at Tom Mays Park in September
-A Certified Habitat program encouraging people to landscape with native Chihuahuan Desert plants

-Knowing that you are helping others understand and appreciate our beautiful Chihuahuan Desert
-A copy of Cacti of Texas in their Natural Habitat
-Exclusive Members Only newsletters by email
-Invitation to events Annual Membership Meeting, Chihuahuan Desert Fiesta, Special Programs

When you renew your membership or join for the first time you will receive a beautiful coffee table book ($60 value),Cacti of Texas in their Natural Habitat Hardcover by members Ad Konings and Gertrud Konings. At this time we will not be mailing books so we will give you a copy when we see you or when you sign up at an event or at one of our monthly meetings (see event calendar on our website at

Click here to pay your dues now with a credit card.

◦ $20 Individual
◦ $40 Family
◦ $100 Non-profit
◦ ‘Free Affiliate’ Membership (see details above)