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TimBuckTwo Pond Restoration – Wednesday

February 24 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Free
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BACKGROUND
The pond at TimBuckTwo Ranch provides habitat for endangered Gila topminnows and many other native bird, bat, dragonfly and butterfly species. However, the pond developed a bad leak, and has needed regular additions of water to maintain its level. In order to fix the leak, and improve habitat at the pond, we have partnered with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, and Tom Biebighauser of Wetland Restoration and Training LLC. Help us re-build the pond and enhance the surrounding habitat with native plantings!
PROJECT SCHEDULE & LOCATION

Meet at 8:00 a.m. at our new office: 406 S 4th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701 at the SW corner of 4th Ave and 14th St. There is plenty of parking in our lot off 14th as well as along the streets. We will carpool/caravan out to the work site in Amado. We will work throughout the day with a break for lunch, and be back to the office by 5:00 p.m.

THE WORK AND WHAT TO KNOW

We will be working to support Tom as he excavates and re-contours the pond. This will include prepping the site, digging and raking soil, removing vegetation that has encroached into the pond, and helping to install the new pond liner. We will also be installing native plants that will benefit pollinators and wildlife, as well as help the site return to a natural appearance as soon as possible. Be prepared to get dirty, maybe even muddy, but rest assured that there will be tasks for all levels of ability.

WHAT TO BRING

  • Water, snacks, and lunch.
  • Binoculars – this is a fabulous birding spot!
  • Sturdy footwear (ex. hiking boots) that you don’t mind getting dirty or muddy
  • Sun Protection (ex. wide-brimmed hat, sunblock, long sleeved shirt and long pants)
  • SIA will provide all tools and work gloves, though if you have a pair of gloves you like, feel free to bring them.

Questions?
Contact Bryon Lichtenhan at bryon@skyislandalliance.org

Details

Date:
February 24
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://skyislandalliance.givezooks.com/events/tim-buck-2-pond-wednesday

Organizer

Bryon Lichtenhan
Phone:
5206247080
Email:
bryon@skyislandalliance.org

Venue

TimBuckTwo Ranch
Amado, AZ 85645 United States + Google Map