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June 2018

Gila Cliff Dwellings Hillside Restoration – June 14

June 14 @ 10:00 am - June 17 @ 7:30 pm
Free

Help us repopulate a burned hillside at Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument with native plant species! Sky Island Alliance is teaming up with the National Park Service and Borderlands Restoration to restore a recently-burned slope near the main ruin loop at the Monument. Volunteers will be removing invasive plants that have moved into the site, and spreading seed to reinforce the native species that we have planted over the past few years. The slope sits just above the riparian zone…

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Watering and Weeding in Bear Canyon-June 26

June 26 @ 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Colonia Verde Shopping Center, NE corner of Tanque Verde and Sabino Canyon
Tucson, AZ 85715 United States
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Free

Join SIA staff in Bear Canyon for a day of habitat restoration! Our work will focus on watering native plants that we've recently installed - helping them to get established until the relief of the monsoon rains come!

The weather is hot and dry. and this job will entail carrying water for some distance to our waiting plants, so volunteers should be in good physical condition, and comfortable hiking over uneven terrain.

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Aravaipa Canyon Vinca Removal: June

June 28 @ 2:30 pm - July 1 @ 6:00 pm
Aravaipa Canyon – East Aravaipa, AZ 85543 United States + Google Map
Free

Sky Island Alliance has been helping TNC and the BLM in Aravaipa Canyon for several years on a variety of projects to increase watershed health along this perennial riparian area. During this trip we are continuing our work to remove the invasive plant vinca (or periwinkle) from the understory of the creek banks. This work is part of our long-term goal of eradicating vinca from the entire canyon!

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Water Roots – Water Beats: Reflections in water and music

June 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Public Brewhouse, 209 N Hoff Ave
Tucson,
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Join us at Public Brewhouse, 209 N Hoff Ave, Tucson, for an evening of good brews, good words, and good tunes. Music and art have the power to both inspire and mirror—to motivate action and to show where we have traveled. This Water Roots presentation will be a fun evening of music and water combined. Musical elements that illustrate how traditional tunes and songs provide insights on the human relationship with water and land. On the flip side, learn about…

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Wilderness Waters: Chiricahuas Short Springs Backpack

June 30 @ 7:00 am - July 1 @ 8:00 pm
Chiricahua Wilderness Chiricahua Mountains, AZ United States + Google Map
Free

SIA has taken on a project to help the Coronado National Forest inventory and assess water resources in the Galiuro, Miller Peak, Rincon, Chiricahua, Mt. Wrightson, Pajarita, and Santa Teresa Wilderness Areas. This weekend, we will be working to assess springs and other water resources in the Chiricahua Wilderness.

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July 2018

Aravaipa Canyon Vinca Removal: July

July 12 @ 2:30 pm - July 15 @ 6:00 pm
Aravaipa Canyon – East Aravaipa, AZ 85543 United States + Google Map
Free

Sky Island Alliance has been helping TNC and the BLM in Aravaipa Canyon for several years on a variety of projects to increase watershed health along this perennial riparian area. During this trip we are continuing our work to remove the invasive plant vinca (or periwinkle) from the understory of the creek banks. This work is part of our long-term goal of eradicating vinca from the entire canyon!

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Wilderness Waters: Chiricahuas – Turkey Creek Springs

July 21 @ 7:00 am - July 22 @ 8:00 pm
Chiricahua Wilderness Chiricahua Mountains, AZ United States + Google Map
Free

SIA has taken on a project to help the Coronado National Forest inventory and assess water resources in the Galiuro, Miller Peak, Rincon, Chiricahua, Mt. Wrightson, Pajarita, and Santa Teresa Wilderness Areas. This weekend, we will be working to assess springs and other water resources in the Chiricahua Wilderness.

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Native Plantings at Ramsey Canyon Ponds

July 30 @ 3:00 pm - August 1 @ 6:00 pm
The Nature Conservancy Ramsey Canyon Preserve, 27 E Ramsey Canyon Rd
Hereford, AZ 85615 United States
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SIA is partnering with The Nature Conservancy's Ramsey Canyon Preserve to install native plants around some newly created ponds. Many native animals are sure to benefit from this new habitat, and we want to jump start the revegetation process with some plants that will be beneficial to as many species as possible.

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August 2018

Wilderness Waters: Chiricahuas – Rucker and/or Price Canyon Springs Trip 1

August 4 @ 7:00 am - August 5 @ 8:00 pm
Chiricahua Wilderness Chiricahua Mountains, AZ United States + Google Map
Free

SIA has taken on a project to help the Coronado National Forest inventory and assess water resources in the Galiuro, Miller Peak, Rincon, Chiricahua, Mt. Wrightson, Pajarita, and Santa Teresa Wilderness Areas. This weekend, we will be working to assess springs and other water resources in the Chiricahua Wilderness.

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Walnut Collection Trip

August 15 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Madera Village Shopping Center, 9095 E Tanque Verde Rd
Tucson, AZ 85749 United States
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Free

Join us for a day of collecting walnuts in Bear Canyon! Walnuts are especially important because they provide food for the Santa Catalina gray squirrel, a sub-species of the Arizona gray squirrel that seems to be less common than it used to be due to habitat changes and competition with the introduced Abert's squirrel. The seeds we collect will be grown out to be re-planted in Bear Canyon, and other nearby canyons.

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