Volunteers sought to help with Wet-Dry Mapping preparations

 

Volunteers needed!

Help with Wet-Dry Mapping preparations

Dear Friends,
 
There are two different volunteer opportunities associated with the upcoming Wet-Dry Mapping of the San Pedro River in middle June.  One role is a smaller commitment of time, while the other is more expansive and involves taking on greater responsibility.
First, the Friends are looking for an additional volunteer to help with team packet preparation and in addition meal planning and setup for the dinner for Wet-Dry teams that attend the training event the evening prior to mapping in the field.  This volunteer position reports to the Friends and involves a total of 5-10 hours of time between now and the June mapping event.
 
The second and larger role involves coordinating volunteers between now and June who will join teams in the field in the SPRNCA and upper San Pedro Valley tributaries the day of the mapping event.  See the volunteer position description.  Attendance at several planning meetings is also required.  This position involves a commitment of roughly 50 volunteer hours between now and June.  This volunteer reports to The Nature Conservancy Wet-Dry Mapping event coordinator Brooke Bushman.
 
The actual Wet-Dry Mapping of the San Pedro River will take place on Saturday, June 15, 2019.  The Wet-Dry Training at San Pedro House is scheduled for the day before, namely Friday evening, June 14.
 
If you are interested in one of these two volunteer opportunities, please email fspr@sanpedroriver.org to indicate which one, how much time you could devote between now and June, and what travel or other commitments you have in the next few months.
 
On behalf of the Friends, THANK YOU to all the volunteers who do so much for the river!

The Friends of the San Pedro River

Check out the latest edition of the River Roundup!

Here’s what’s been happening on the river!

Winter 2019 River Roundup

In this issue:  President’s Report… SPRNCA’s 30-Year Celebration… Annual Meeting… Mower Donation… Tabling in Tucson… Three New Docents… History Hikes… SPRNCA Cattle Grazing?… Walking the River… Woodcutting for Construction… Volunteer at Fairbank Schoolhouse… Members… Calendar… Contacts

 

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!!

Help Us Celebrate 30 Years of Conservation!

This year marks the 30th Anniversary of the Arizona-Idaho Conservation Act of 1988 that created the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area (SPRNCA). The SPRNCA protects almost 57,000 acres of public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management adjoining 40 miles of the San Pedro River from the international border to St. David.  The 30th Anniversary of the SPRNCA is a time to reflect on the success of river protection and good stewardship for the past three decades, while looking forward to the next thirty years and beyond.
 
To commemorate this occasion, the Friends of the San Pedro River and the Bureau of Land Management are planning a celebration at the San Pedro House on Saturday, November 17, from 2 to 4 p.m.  Speakers will include former US House Representative Jim Kolbe, former BLM Arizona State Director Dean Bibles, representatives from the Bureau of Land Management, and the Friends of the San Pedro River.  YOU are invited to join us!
 
Please click here to submit your RSVP on-line.  We would appreciate your response by November 9th to help us plan for seating and parking.