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.
CWA seeks partners, volunteers and donors. The most immediate need is for donations to help fund a restoration expert to consult on a comprehensive restoration plan. You can donate on the CWA website page about the cienega at:
The Donate button is located on the right side of the page.
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The AmazonSmile triple donation promotion starts today! Amazon is tripling the donation amount to 1.5% when customers make their first eligible smile.amazon.com purchase from March 12 – 31. This is a great opportunity to increase donations to the Friends of the San Pedro River by shopping at AmazonSmile (via smile.amazon.com). For additional details about the promotion, visit the promotion detail page.
3x your impact! Amazon is tripling the donation rate on your first smile.amazon.com purchase – through March 31! Go to smile.amazon.com/ch/86-0591559 and Amazon donates to Friends of the San Pedro River Inc.
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!!
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
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember, this is for members only plus one guest, limited to 20 people.