Check out our June Events Flyer for a list of upcoming events!
The Trump Administration has issued an Executive Order calling for “review” of national monuments – starting with Bears Ears National Monument – to determine whether or redraw boundaries, reduce protections or even rescind designation for our most diverse and inclusive national monuments.
Since the Antiquities Act went into effect in 1906, millions of acres of environmentally, culturally, and historically important lands in the US have been protected for the enjoyment of generations to come. Without the constant vigilance of groups such as the Conservation Lands Foundation, there is a very real possibility that these lands could be removed from protected status.
Locally, the Conservation Lands Foundation has provided direct support to the Friends of the San Pedro River by funding the Executive Director position for two years and development of our strategic plan. This is a chance to reward their support of us by helping to protect our National Conservation Lands including the Bears Ears!
Please consider acting now to help protect Bears Ears by clicking here to submit a public comment. The comment period is only open until May 26, so please act quickly.
If you wish to make a donation to defend our national monuments, you may click here to make a contribution to the Conservation Lands Foundation to help them continue the fight to protect our national lands.
Check out our May events flyer for a list of upcoming events!
Check out our April Events flyer for a complete listing of events!
In This Issue:
President’s Report… Eagle Scout Project… Cottonwood Pruning… New Docents… BLM Report… Girl Scout Visit… BLM Water Claim… Archaeology Month, Grand Central Mill & Lewis Springs… Hoot Owl… Grand Central Mill… Stagecoaches… Railroads Part 2… Docent Kudos… Hummingbird Banding… Calendar… Members… Contacts
We are planning a walk to Charleston Cemetery on April 1. The walk will be lead by docent Richard Bauer. Due to the fragile nature of the site and the difficulty in reaching it, we are limiting participation to 20 people, members only. Members may bring one guest if they wish.
The walk will depart from the Charleston Bridge parking area at 9 a.m. The walk is approximately 3 to 3.5 miles round trip and will involve some bushwhacking and uneven terrain. Participants will need to be prepared for the weather with hats, sunscreen, and plenty of water.
If you are interested in this walk, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember, this is for members only plus one guest, limited to 20 people.
Check out our March events flyer for a complete listing of events!
Check out our February events flyer for a complete listing of events!
November 29 is here! This is one of the biggest fundraising events of the year in Arizona. Instead of shopping in a mall on Black Friday, we hope you did OptOutside! Now join us today on GivingTuesday!! With YOUR help, we can advocate for protection of the San Pedro River and promote good stewardship!
Many of you have participated in the Ramsey Canyon Christmas Bird Count (RCCBC) in prior years. During the 2013 count, 108 participants documented 147 bird species. We have decided to revive the RCCBC this year, with some changes to past counts.
The 2016 count date will be Friday, December 16th. Karen LeMay will be the point of contact for organizing teams and fielding questions. Please respond directly to Karen LeMay by sending email to email@example.com or by calling (520) 378-3262.