Support the river in the New Year!

This year has been an eventful one as the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area (SPRNCA) reached a significant milestone, namely the 30th Anniversary of the Arizona-Idaho Conservation Act of 1988 that created it.  We celebrated that milestone in November with FSPR founders, members, volunteers and with BLM staff past and present down at San Pedro House.

Let’s start 2019 with the same resolve to support the river!  Please consider a year-end gift to the Friends of the San Pedro River to support our education program, our docent-led interpretive walks, and our volunteer trail maintenance and clean-up events.

[If you already recently gave, please accept our heartfelt thanks!]

There are many ways to give.  Besides the PayPal donate button and the Razoo/Mighty Cause donate button, you can shop at Amazon Smile and Amazon donates to FSPR.  Or shop at Fry’s (sign up for organization # II206 to give to FSPR through Fry’s Community Rewards program).  Or donate for a personalized brick in our Dedication Walkway at San Pedro House by completing and mailing the application.  And we always appreciate the time donated by our many dedicated volunteers – Contact us to get involved!

We are grateful for all your support.  Happy Holidays and all the best in the New Year!!

St. David Cienega update….

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.

 


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Shop at AmazonSmile during March, triple your donation to FSPR!

Shop at smile.amazon.com and support the Friends!

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.

Donate to AZGF to help Sandhill Cranes this winter!

We have learned that the Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area is without sufficient funds to pump enough water to provide protection for the Sandhill Cranes that call WWD home for the winter.  Many of our members will be concerned about Whitewater Draw and the Sandhill Cranes, so we are forwarding this request for donations.  The Tucson office of the Arizona Game and Fish Department has created a special account to help mitigate this problem.  This is a first for the AZGF and illustrates how dire the situation is.  
 
If you can help with a donation, just access the donation form, print it out, complete and sign the form, and mail it with your check.  Please mark only the first box, Whitewater Draw Groundwater Pumping and Habitat Maintenance, to be sure your donation goes directly to the groundwater pumping effort.  When you send in your checks make sure you note on the envelope and on the check:   ATTENTION, CINDY PEREZ. 
 
A donation of $100 automatically enters you into a drawing for a two night stay at Battiste Bed, Breakfast, and Birds, good through 2017, based on availability.  A donation for every multiple of $100 will give you more chances to win.  For example, a $500 donation equals five chances!!!
 
Thanks to our good friends Tony and Julie Battiste for alerting us to this situation and for their generous offer of a chance to stay at their beautiful bed and breakfast.
 
And in other news…..
 
SAVE THE DATE: We understand that the Bureau of Land Management might hold a public scoping meeting on January 10, 2017 about the Environmental Assessment for the cottonwoods at San Pedro House. We’ll provide more details when we have them.