What: Young Birders Camp
When: June 12-14th, 2015
Where: Cave Creek Canyon, Chiricahuas
Fee: $150 per individual
Registration deadline: March 31st (soon!)
Please feel free to share this announcement with any young birders you may know.
This birding camp is designed to draw together young birders from around the state of Arizona and to provide them with the opportunity to learn about birds, ecology, and conservation in the company of their peers. The camp is open to youths between the ages of 8 and 18 years and welcomes birders of all skill levels, including novices.
El Presidio Terrenate
with Rebecca Orozco
Visit the remains of the Santa Cruz de Terrenate, a chain of presidios built by Spain in the 1770s to protect their northern frontier against Apache attack. The effort failed and the fortress was abandoned by 1780. Then, travel to the Amerind Foundation to see the artifacts excavated by Dr. Charles DiPeso in the 1950s. There, we will take time for a picnic lunch. The trip will start with a one-hour lecture on the background history then depart for the site. Bring a sack lunch, hat, water, sunscreen and walking shoes. *Registration and payments must be made no later than Mar. 20- no refunds after this date.
Saturday, March 28
Lecture: 8 a.m.
Departure: 9 a.m.
Sierra Vista Campus
Learn more about the Water Sentinels and other volunteers of the Friends of the San Pedro River in the Sierra Vista Herald article Celebrating Volunteers. And join us, either as a volunteer or by attending one of our walks or other events!
Volunteers test water quality on the river.
Yellow-billed Cuckoo Survey Training in Phoenix
June 25-26, 2015
Classroom Session. June 25. 12:30 pm-5:00 pm, Arizona Game and Fish Department,
5000 W. Carefree Highway, Phoenix, AZ 85086-5000
Map – Phoenix
Field Session. June 26. 7:00 am-12:00 pm, BLM’s Agua Fria National Monument. Continue reading
Please take the City of Sierra Vista “branding” survey and tell city government that you value the San Pedro River and the Sky Islands ecosystem!
Current Issue of the River Roundup
Winter 2015 River Roundup Newsletter
In This Issue:
President’s Report… Annual Meeting… Volunteer Hour Awards… Beavers… Wildlife Corridor Research… Members-Only Trip Suggestions Sought… Program Coordinator Sought… RMP Status Report… Ramsey & Appleton-Whittell CBC Results… National Conservation Lands… Fairbank Day 2014… Historical Floods… Members… Calendar… Contacts
Browse the new brochures on our website for information on the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area (SPRNCA), the Friends of the San Pedro River, the San Pedro House, the Fairbank Schoolhouse, and the Fairbank Historic Townsite.
The Friends of the San Pedro River are recruiting for the new position of Program Coordinator (see job description). The person hired will perform a variety of duties: administrative support to the officers of the organization; represent the Friends in meetings with other private organizations or government agencies; and, prepare and deliver youth education programs. This position has been funded for a year and may be renewed depending upon resources available. Details concerning the position are to be found in the job description below. Interested parties should contact the Friends of the San Pedro at (520) 459-2555 or send a resume to email@example.com. The closing date for resume submissions is 15 April 2015.