FSPR to hire office manager

FSPR office manager descriptionFSPR is now accepting applications!

The office manager job is a half-time (20 hours/week) position to assist in the daily office management and administrative duties of the organization, provide support to the President of the Board of Directors, schedule docents for regular events, and take the lead planning special events. Position is for one year; employment beyond that period is subject to available funds. Work schedule in the Hereford, AZ office is flexible.  The position is open for hire until filled.  See the complete office manager job description.

To apply for this position with FSPR, send e-mail to fspr@sanpedroriver.org with the cover letter in the body of your message and attach a resume in PDF format.

Vigneto.. Sustainable Groundwater Use?

VignetoCMP_comments_to_Benson_thumbProposed Vigneto Development Plan Must Address Sustainable Groundwater Use

El Dorado Benson LLC recently submitted the Final Community Master Plan for “The Villages at Vigneto” to Benson officials.  One key area of concern is the prospect of large-scale groundwater withdrawals to supply water to the proposed development. We want to ensure that the developer is committed to measures like enhanced recharge of the aquifer and xeriscape landscaping.  And we want to convince Benson officials that now is not the time to become complacent about our precious water resources.

Read the entire letter to the Benson Planning and Zoning Commission.

Join us for Friends Rendezvous Oct. 17

2015 Rendezvous InviteGet to know your fellow volunteers and members at the Friends Rendezvous!

We are planning a rendezvous of our volunteers and members on Saturday, October 17, 2015. Meet before 10:30 am at Fairbank Historic Townsite.  See the Contact Us page of the website for map and directions to Fairbank.

Check out the renovations as the Schoolhouse Annex and the Fairbank Library. Gift certificates will be awarded to our most dedicated volunteers! Lunch with beverages provided!  BBQ chicken or pulled pork from Café Roka.  Please bring a side dish, salad, or dessert to share along with your own plate and utensils.

See the event flyer for details.  Please RSVP!!! Email fspr@sanpedroriver.org or call (520) 459-2555.  We need to plan lunch for everyone attending!

Does Villages at Vigneto threaten the San Pedro River?

Does the proposed Villages at Vigneto development planned for Benson pose a threat to the San Pedro River? Is groundwater pumping for the planned 27,000+ homes sustainable? Or is this a repeat of unconstrained development like that of California?

Call on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to re-evaluate impacts of this huge, prospective city-sized development that threatens to adversely impact the San Pedro River, a Global Important Bird Area, migration corridor and biodiversity hot spot.  Learn more in the Arizona Daily Star article.