Descriptions of volunteer services

New! In order to complete the revised BLM Volunteer Service Agreement form (available in hardcopy) for fiscal year 2017 starting October 1, 2016, volunteers should check each of the boxes listing the services they plan to provide during the course of the year.  The volunteer roles associated with those services are described in the pages below:

URGENT! Public Comment Period on Review of National Monuments Extended to July 10

There is still time to submit your comments on the pending review of many of our national monuments, starting with Bears Ears National Monument.

An Executive Order has been issued calling for review of many national monuments to determine whether to 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.

Please consider acting now to help protect Bears Ears and other national monuments by clicking here to submit a public comment.

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.

Call to Action – Act now to help the Conservation Lands Foundation protect the Bears Ears National Monument

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.

Latest edition of River Roundup

Current Issue of the River Roundup

Spring 2017 River Roundup Newsletter

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

 

Members-only walk to Charleston Cemetery, April 1

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 fspr@sanpedroriver.org. Remember, this is for members only plus one guest, limited to 20 people.