It is with great pleasure that we announce that the San Pedro House will reopen on Monday, March 21st.
Thank you for your patience and understanding during the past 2 years while we rode out the Covid storm. What a long, strange trip it’s been.
During the closure we took the opportunity to do a much-needed renovation of the inside of the San Pedro House. Please stop by and see the newly renovated store and check out the big clearance sale on the front porch. But, please don’t all come at once, because we are only allowing 10 people at a time in the store!
The San Pedro House will be open every day from 9:30am to 4:30pm. We look forward to seeing you.
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In order to complete the revised BLM Volunteer Service Agreement form and Attachment 1, Checklist of services to be performed, volunteers should review the Position Descriptions for each service they plan to provide during the course fiscal year starting October 1, 2021:
SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. – The Bureau of Land Management’s Tucson Field Office will construct a permanent fence near the San Pedro House located in the BLM-administered San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area near Sierra Vista along Highway 90. The work will occur where a temporary fence was previously installed to protect the visiting public from falling branch hazards from a large Cottonwood tree. Some of the trails in the nearby Demonstration Garden will be surfaced with crushed stone to improve accessibility. The work is planned from Jan. 11 ― Feb. 11.
“The work is necessary to ensure that the public continues to safely visit the San Pedro House and enjoys improved access to the popular area,” said Tucson Field Manager Jayme Lopez.
During the work, the area around the fence, including the Demonstration Garden, will be temporarily unavailable to protect public safety. Temporary fencing will remain, and signs will be posted notifying the public of the work and associated hazards. Access to the popular San Pedro Trail will remain available during construction.
For further information contact the Field Manager, 3201 E. Universal Way, Tucson, Arizona 85756-5021; (520) 258-7200, or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Bureau of Land Management has provided Risk Managment Worksheets (RMW) for the current fiscal year. Volunteers are asked to review the RMWs for the volunteer duties they expect to perform.
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We are happy to announce that the first phase of a project we have been working on with the BLM is complete. Here is our release explaining it. Check it out!
Looking for entertaining, educational things for your kids to do outside? We have a suggestion: Agents of Discovery.
The Bureau of Land Management, with the assistance of Friends of the San Pedro River, has developed an augmented reality game for your cell phone for use at the San Pedro House. With this app, you go to the site and explore it, looking for challenges. The GPS in your phone helps you locate the challenges, each one of which is a different activity. The goal is to get kids outdoors, engage their curiosity, and learn about nature and history from within the familiar technical environment of their cell phones. The game is called Agents of Discovery.
How to play:
1. At home, or where WIFI is available, download the free “Agents of Discovery” app from Google Play or the Apple App Store to your mobile device.
2. Visit the San Pedro House at 9800 E Highway 90.
3. Open the “Agents of Discovery” app on your phone, select “Missions”, and then select the “San Pedro House” Mission. You can also login to create an account where you can save your activity.
4. HAVE FUN!
It is recommended that parents accompany children while playing this game. Until the San Pedro House Nature Store reopens and volunteers are present to help you, refer questions to: email email@example.com, or call 520-459-2555.