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Audubon Research Ranch Ponds Project

June 5 @ 7:00 am - June 8 @ 5:00 pm

Free
Appleton Whittell Research Ranch Pond Restoration
Monday, June 5 – Thursday, June 8

Help us Create Habitat for Wildlife!

BACKGROUND
The ponds at Audubon’s Research Ranch offer important habitant for a number of rare species including Chiricahua leopard frogs and Mexican gartersnake. However, some of these ponds are in need of a little re-vamping. Join us as we partner with the National Audubon Society, and Tom Biebighauser of Wetland Restoration and Training LLC and work to bring new life to these water sources.
PROJECT SCHEDULE & LOCATION
  • Meet on Sunday at 4:30 p.m. at our office: 406 S 4th Ave, to carpool or caravan to the site. Be aware that we will be staying out at the ranch throughout the week, so if you are not staying for the duration of the project, don’t rely on us for a ride back to town!
  • If you want to meet us our at the ranch the night before a work day, your can join us around 6 p.m.
  • If you will join us on the morning of a workday, please arrive by 7 a.m.
  • We will work throughout each day with a break for lunch.
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. 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. Breakfasts and dinners if you are staying for a night or several.
  • 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

Start:
June 5 @ 7:00 am
End:
June 8 @ 5:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://skyislandalliance.givezooks.com/events/audubon-research-ranch-pond-project-monday

Organizer

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

Venue

Appleton Whittell Research Ranch
366 Research Ranch Rd
Elgin, AZ 85611 United States
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