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May 2018

Watering and Weeding in Bear Canyon-May 5

May 5 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Colonia Verde Shopping Center, NE corner of Tanque Verde and Sabino Canyon
Tucson, AZ 85715 United States
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If you've been working in Bear Canyon with us recently, you know that we have been working hard to remove invasive grasses from the allong the creek, and planting native plants that will benefit wildlife in our wake. Now we need to make sure our new additions to the canyon are able to get established! Come out and help us hold the space we've cleared of invasive fountain grass! 

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Madrean Conference 2018

May 14 @ 8:00 am - May 18 @ 5:00 pm
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tucson – Reid Park, 445 South Alvernon Way
Tucson, AZ 85711 United States
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Back by popular demand, this will be the fourth symposium on the biologically rich Sky Islands of southeastern Arizona, southwestern New Mexico, and adjacent Mexico. REGISTER ONLINE TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT! The Biodiversity and Management of the Madrean Archipelago Conference (known as the Madrean Conference), is the premier regional event for sharing science and building collaboration.  The binational Madrean Archipelago, or Sky Island region, is recognized for its unique biological diversity, natural beauty, and cultural heritage. The 2018 conference will highlight…

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Watering and Weeding in Bear Canyon-May 19

May 19 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Colonia Verde Shopping Center, NE corner of Tanque Verde and Sabino Canyon
Tucson, AZ 85715 United States
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If you've been working in Bear Canyon with us recently, you know that we have been working hard to remove invasive grasses from the allong the creek, and planting native plants that will benefit wildlife in our wake. Now we need to make sure our new additions to the canyon are able to get established! Come out and help us hold the space we've cleared of invasive fountain grass! 

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June 2018

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
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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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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
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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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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

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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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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September 2018

Aravaipa Canyon Vinca Removal: September

September 13 @ 2:30 pm - September 16 @ 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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