St. David Cienega needs YOU!

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.

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

Shop at 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 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  For additional details about the promotion, visit the promotion detail page.

3x your impact!  Amazon is tripling the donation rate on your first purchase – through March 31!  Go to 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.

Your support matters – consider a year-end gift!

Thanks to those of you who renewed as members in 2014 or stepped up with a gift to support the Friends of the San Pedro River!

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone.  Many gifts were bought for friends and family.  As the holidays approach, there is still a chance to give yourself a gift – the San Pedro River!

Please consider a year-end gift to the Friends of the San Pedro River.  

It’s easy.  Donate Online via PayPal or print the Remittance Form to send in your gift today of $50, $100, or whatever amount is right for you.  Also, look for our year-end fundraising appeal in your mail soon.