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Southern Galiuro Pond Check-up – June 6
June 6 @ 1:00 pm - June 8 @ 7:00 pmFree
Come with us to check up on some native pond plantings and remove invasive cattails! SIA has partnered with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, and Tom Biebighauser of Wetland Restoration and Training LLC to install ponds near the Muleshoe Ranch in the southern Galiuros to provide habitat for lowland leopard frogs, and potentially endangered Gila topminnows and desert pupfish. Many native bird, bat, dragonfly and butterfly species are sure to benefit from the new habitat as well. On this trip we will be checking on plants we installed around the ponds, remove some of the cattails from the original pond, and map out good spots for erosion control structures in the drainages on the property.
PROJECT SCHEDULE & LOCATION
- Wednesday: Meet at 1:00 pm at our office: 406 S 4th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701 at the SW corner of 4th Ave and 14th St. To carpool or caravan to the site. There is plenty of parking in our lot off 14th as well as along the streets.
- Wednesday: If you are driving yourself to the project site, please arrive after 4:30 pm.
- Thursday: We will start work early in order to beat the heat. If the weather dictates it, we may take a break in the afternoon, and then get a few hours of work done in the early evening as well.
- Friday: We will start work bright and early, work throughout the day with a break for lunch, and be back to the office by 7:00 pm (or earlier).
THE WORK AND WHAT TO KNOW
We will be walking around in uneven terrain, wading in a pond, and working in the heat, so please bring appropriate clothing and footwear. Be prepared to get dirty, maybe even muddy, but rest assured that there will be tasks for all levels of ability. Also, make sure you are prepared to camp for the duration of the trip.
WHAT TO BRING
- Food; 6 meals at least… We may have some fridge space available to us, but don’t count on it.
- SIA will provide our camp kitcken set-up and stove, but you will probably want to bring your our cooking pots and utensils.
- Camping gear for the two nights we will be spending at the site.
- Re-usable water bottle(s).
- 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.
Contact Bryon Lichtenhan at firstname.lastname@example.org