July 30 through August 2, 2014. The 23rd Annual Southwest Wings Birding and Nature Festival. Another great year for Field Trips, our great assortment of Free Programs, Vendors, Exhibitors and Keynote Speaker. Registration for Southwest Wings is open. Learn more about Southwest Wings Birding and Nature Festival…
The River_Roundup_Spring_2014 edition and Calendar of Events is out!
This edition includes articles about the President’s Award to Chris Long, in memory of volunteers who recently passed away, Clovis people, not to mention our recent film festival, the festival of arts, and Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month Expo and history walks in March.
Attend upcoming cuckoo training! If you are interested in volunteering for cuckoo surveys, this training is quite valuable. There will be a session in southeast Arizona on June 25 and 26. As you know, the western population of this species of greatest conservation need is proposed for federal listing as threatened. The final decision is pending this fall.
San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area, BLM, Hereford AZ
- 25 June 2014: 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm
- 26 June 2014: 6:00 am – 10:00 am
Lester Mauk passed away at age 86 on Thursday, June 5th, 2014. Lester was a founding member of the Friends of the San Pedro River way back in 1987. He was committed to the conservation of the river, especially the portion that eventually became the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area. With over 4000 hours of volunteer time at the Friends, he could be found at the San Pedro House most days with tools in hand clearing the trails, chatting with visitors, or manning the onsite book store. Learn more at the link below.
Mike Foster and the FSPR Education Committee recently completed the video “Return of the Beaver to the San Pedro River” which is available on Vimeo at https://vimeo.com/84733621. Check it out!
The San Pedro River is Arizona’s last undammed river. Joe Cook and his colleagues at the Arizona Geological Survey recently mapped the extent of Holocene channel and floodplain alluvium there. This 122-mile map story from the US-Mexico Frontier to Winkelman, Arizona, shows you the San Pedro River Valley as seen through the eyes of a geologist.
Today is one of the biggest events Arizona has ever seen and FSPR gets to be part of it. This isn’t just any event! With YOUR help, we can advocate for protection of the San Pedro River and promote good stewardship!
We need you to help us with these three things:
- Click this link to donate today: azgives.razoo.com/story/Friends-Of-The-San-Pedro-River.
- Make sure to Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/fspraz!
- Finally, spread the word! Share our Facebook page, posts, and this email with your family and friends. Include a personal note as to why you believe in Friends of the San Pedro River and its mission and why we deserve your support on April 9.
With your assistance on Arizona Gives Day, we hope to raise more than $2,000 towards a wetlands restoration project! Follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/fspraz) so you can join in on this exciting day of giving!
With your support, we can advocate for river protection, provide the equivalent of over $200,000 worth of volunteer labor annually for interpretive educational and recreational events, and engage BLM and community leaders in support of good stewardship for the SPRNCA and the river.
Thank you for your support of the San Pedro River and the Friends!