While businesses in the state gradually reopen during the coronavirus (COVID-19) response, in Cochise County the Friends of the San Pedro River continue to share the same concern of contracting or spreading the virus as many of you. The Friends of the San Pedro River recommend precautionary measures to protect our community and in doing so already have implemented such measures.
Out of an abundance of caution, we have cancelled all upcoming FSPR walks and other activities until further notice. Call 520-459-2555 or email email@example.com, if you have further questions or concerns in this regard.
FOR ALL ACTIVITIES
Please follow guidance from Federal and State authorities on how to prevent this virus. You may find the latest guidance to prevent the spread of the virus at these following websites.
All FSPR interpretive walks and events are cancelled indefinitely. If you choose to go outdoors on your own in the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area or elsewhere, remember that social distancing is important to prevent the spread of the virus.
This directive also applies to any events involving carpools or bus transport hosted by docents of the Friends of the San Pedro River (e.g. the cancellation of visits by school children bused to the river as part of the FSPR Education Program).
Effective immediately, San Pedro House and Fairbank School House will be closed until further notice owing to concerns of community spread of infection.
In order to complete the revised BLM Volunteer Service Agreement form (also available in hardcopy) for fiscal year 2020 starting October 1, 2019, volunteers should check each of the boxes listing the services they plan to provide during the course of the year and then send email to firstname.lastname@example.org about how to submit the form. The volunteer roles associated with those services are described in the pages below:
SAINT DAVID CIENEGA ONLY $1600 AWAY FROM RESTORATION PLAN!
Matching funds still available thru May 12th. Double the impact of your donation! To Learn More: https://cwatershedalliance.com/pages/Project_SaintDavidCienega.htm
See a brief history of the St. David Cienega, a remnant of the San Pedro River of the past, including its recent decline, and learn what the Community Watershed Alliance plans to do to preserve and restore it in an informative video.
April 3rd is Arizona Gives Day. Make it the day you give back to the river! Click here to give to the Friends URL: https://www.azgives.org/fspraz
Or visit our website: www.sanpedroriver.org
to join the Friends or renew your membership!
Thanks to those of you who recently renewed or made a gift!!
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The Great Backyard Bird Count runs from February 16 to 19
Join a Global Bird Count for The Year of the Bird
The Great Backyard Bird Count takes place worldwide, February 16 to 19
For Release: February 7, 2018
New York, NY, Ithaca, NY, and Port Rowan, ON
—The 21st Great Backyard Bird Count
(GBBC) will take place February 16 to 19
—in backyards, parks, nature centers, on hiking trails, school grounds, balconies, and beaches. This global event provides an opportunity for bird enthusiasts to contribute important bird population data that help scientists see changes over the past 21 years. To participate, bird watchers count the birds they see for at least 15 minutes on one or more days of the count, then enter their checklists at birdcount.org
Current Issue of the River Roundup
Fall 2017 River Roundup Newsletter
In This Issue:
President’s Report… Annual Meeting… Seek the San Pedro Day… Support Letters Needed for River… Sign Grant Received… Wet-Dry Mapping… Thanks, Volunteers!… Millville Ghost… Wells Fargo Robberies… Fry’s Community Rewards… Christmas Bird Counts… Calendar… Members… Contacts
Local Christmas Bird Counts:
See all the upcoming CBCs in Arizona on the Tucson Audubon Society website:
Christmas Bird Counts
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 email@example.com. Remember, this is for members only plus one guest, limited to 20 people.