National Public Lands Day 2017
September 30 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pmFree
Celebrate National Public Lands Day for 2017 with Sky Island Alliance, and take your pick! We’ve got two different options for making a difference for your public lands! We will have the option to join us in either Bear Canyon in the Santa Catalinas, or down in Parker Canyon near Parker Canyon Lake. We will be doing similar types of work at each location, but the Parker canyon trip will be a little longer day, and of course the scenery will be quite different as well!
TRIP SCHEDULE: Bear Canyon
8:00 am: Plan to meet us at the South end of the Safeway parking lot on the NE corner of Sabino Canyon and Tanque Verde at 8 am.We will shuttle/carpool to the actual work site in Bear Canyon from our meeting spot, as we will be driving into an area of the National Forest with restricted access and limited parking.
3:00 pm: We’ll wrap up our work and return to the meeting spot by 3pm.
TRIP SCHEDULE: Parker Canyon
6:45 am: Meet us at our office at 406 S 4th Ave if you would like to ride or caravan down to Parker Canyon Lake. We will plan to leave the office by 7:00 am.
9:00 am: If you prefer to meet us down at the lake, plan to join us by 9:00 am at the Parker Canyon Lake Marina parking lot.
3:00 pm: We will wrap up our work for the day and head back to Tucson.
5:00 pm: We will be back to the office by 5:00 pm as long as everything goes according to plan.
- This project is rated as moderately strenuous; we will be doing a variety of different restoration practices, which could include removing invasive species, planting natives, collecting seed, etc…. The work will include bending and walking on uneven surfaces, and potentially walking through water.
WHAT TO BRING
- CLOSED-TOE SHOES/BOOTS ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS PROJECT. Aside from that, anything you would bring on a long day hike would be recommended, such as plenty of water, lunch/snacks, sun protection (sunscreen, long pants and long-sleeved shirts), etc.
PROVIDED BY SIA
- Tools, work gloves, supplemental drinking water and first aid equipment. Tools involved – shovels, picks, and metal pry bars will be our main weapons against these invasive plants. Chemical herbicides will NOT be used.
- Families are welcome!
- Sorry, dogs are not allowed on this project.
- There is no fee involved for this project (although we will put any donations to good use!)
Questions? Contact Carianne: firstname.lastname@example.org