The FSPR member-only hike to Charleston that was scheduled for October 18th is CANCELLED.Richard Bauer, our ace historian and guide, checked out the area and found that the routes we normally use are impassible because of changes to the river and high water. FSPR will reschedule for this winter when the River is lower and can be crossed without risk.Ron StewartOperations Committee Chairperson/Cultural Docent
“The Town Comes Alive!”
By Ron Stewart
The Friends of the San Pedro River (FSPR) and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will host our annual Fairbank Day event on Saturday Oct. 25 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Come join us as we bring the town back to life! See the schedule of events.
Mike Foster and the FSPR Education Committee recently completed the video “Summer on the San Pedro River” which is available on Vimeo at https://vimeo.com/104340462. Check it out!
On Thursday, September 18, mine water from Cananea, MX was reported to have spilled into the San Pedro River. Although the extent of contamination is not yet known, early unofficial reports indicate that sampling is not detecting significant contamination in the river north of the border. We have received no official guidance from county, state or federal authorities with regard to potentially contaminated water. Needless to say, common sense dictates while the situation is being assessed and confirmed, it is wise to avoid contact with river water until sampling and authoritative reports indicate that the water is safe to drink and use.
Below you’ll find a report by Weather Nation from Palominas and the Highway 92 bridge over the San Pedro River at flood stage last Thursday. This location is just 4 miles north of the border wall. Here’s the link to the video report:
Check out our October_events flyer for a complete listing of events!
It’s so isolated out there! It’s too far! It’s too boring! Those are reasons I hear from volunteers about not working at the Schoolhouse. I find them pretty amazing because I have found the volunteering there to be fascinating, peaceful, and a great learning experience. I have met people from all over the world there, and they all love to talk. It is fun to watch the kids that come in and decide to play school. They are so excited! And the adults are really impressed with our museum displays and our new brochure. Continue reading
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.
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!