San Pedro River – through a geologist’s eyes


The San Pedro River at Fairbank

The San Pedro River at Fairbank

The San Pedro River is Arizona’s last undammed river. Joe Cook and his colleagues at the Arizona Geological Survey recently mapped the extent of Holocene channel and floodplain alluvium there. This 122-mile map story from the US-Mexico Frontier to Winkelman, Arizona, shows you the San Pedro River Valley as seen through the eyes of a geologist.

View the story map of the San Pedro River!

Spring River Roundup Newsletter is out!

River Roundup newsletter

River Roundup newsletter

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.

Celebrate AZ Gives Day Today!


Today is one of the biggest events Arizona has ever seen and FSPR gets to be part of it. This isn’t just any event! With YOUR help, we can advocate for protection of the San Pedro River and promote good stewardship!

We need you to help us with these three things:

With your assistance on Arizona Gives Day, we hope to raise more than $2,000 towards a wetlands restoration project! Follow us on Facebook ( so you can join in on this exciting day of giving!

With your support, we can advocate for river protection, provide the equivalent of over $200,000 worth of volunteer labor annually for interpretive educational and recreational events, and engage BLM and community leaders in support of good stewardship for the SPRNCA and the river.

Thank you for your support of the San Pedro River and the Friends!


Film Festival in Bisbee March 13, 14


On stage at the festival

On stage at the Wild & Scenic Film Festival

The Friends of the San Pedro River will host the Wild & Scenic Film Festival on March 13 and 14 at the Central School Project in Bisbee from 6 PM to 9 PM, plus a Friday afternoon Kids Program at 1 PM on March 14. Tickets are only $5 (kids under 16 enter for free when accompanied by an adult) and will be available at the door the day of the event. Bring your friends and introduce them to FSPR. Mark your calendars and plan to join us

Ron Beck gets 301 species for Big Year!

Ron has surpassed 300 species!! #300 was Common Merganser and #301 was Common Goldeneye.   Track Ron Beck’s “Bicycle Big Year” and help support the work of the Friends of the San Pedro River at the same time! Pledge whatever amount per species that you can and follow Ron’s progress on our Facebook page  as he surpasses 300 bird species in Cochise County in 2013! YOU can help us reach the $15K match from the Conservation Lands Foundation. Thanks to those of you who have already contributed!!