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.

 

Remember FSPR on GivingTuesday!

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.  Well, today is GivingTuesday!  This is a chance to give yourself a gift – the San Pedro River!

Just as we give thanks for many blessings on Thanksgiving, GivingTuesday is a day to support non-profit organizations which promote causes we all believe in.  Help us reach our GivingTuesday goal of $2,000!!

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

Please 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.

Celebrate AZ Gives Day Today!

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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 (www.facebook.com/fspraz) 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!

 

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!!