Tag: volunteer

Volunteer Dispatch: Ecology as contemplative practice, pt. 4

by Valarie lee James, Sky Island Alliance Adopt-a-Spring volunteer “Darwin’s manner of deep watchfulness allowed the ordinary ground of life to become sanctified, to be brought into Sensus plenoir—a fuller sense—through the offering of simple attention.” – Lyanda Lynn Haupt, author and naturalist. “…what would it mean for contemplative practice to be considered an integral…
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Border BioBlitz

Sky Island Alliance is participating in the 2018 Border BioBlitz, a one-day communal citizen-science effort to record as many species as possible along a 1-km stretch on each side of the U.S.-Mexico border. We’ll need your help to record information in iNaturalist, and a small group will be needed to help with springs assessments at…
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Volunteer Appreciation Party

It takes many hands to get our work done—and we want to show our appreciation for your contribution! Please join us for an evening of fun and community at Tucson Hop Shop. Musical entertainment will be provided by the Kevin Pakulis Band, and we’ll be distributing patches for the volunteers who contributed 50+ hours in…
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Community Volunteer Fair

Sky Island Alliance is joining 70 other local Tucson groups representing social, political, and environmental activism and civic causes for the biggest community volunteer event of the year! Once again, we’ll gather with tables full of literature, petitions, and passions at The Historic Y. The festive atmosphere will feature food, drink and music in the…
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Volunteer Dispatch: To everything a season, pt. 3

by Valarie lee James, Sky Island Alliance Adopt-a-Spring volunteer “Within the recesses of the forest, even when in the midst of it (the deafening noise of the insects), a universal stillness appears to reign,” – Darwin, Brazil, 1830s. Sky Island Alliance Volunteer Log Fall 2017 Visit to the Spring In Fall of 2017, our adopted…
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Volunteer Dispatch: The life of a desert spring, pt. 2

by Valarie lee James, Sky Island Alliance Adopt-a-Spring volunteer Sky Island Alliance Volunteer Log Monsoon 2017 Visit to the Spring Our first visit to the spring at the height of the Sonoran Desert Summer exceeded our expectations, yielding water flow, nothing short of a miracle. Now, at the end of the monsoon season, we continue…
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Volunteer Dispatch: The life of a desert spring

by Valarie lee James, Sky Island Alliance Adopt-a-Spring volunteer Sky Island Alliance Volunteer Log Our First Visit to the Spring: Summer 2017 Note to the Reader: the whereabouts of this wilderness spring is not revealed to ensure the survival of its unique ecosystem. Deep in a mountain range in southeastern Arizona, dry summer grasses flanking…
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Beat Back Buffelgrass Day – Bear Canyon

Celebrate Beat Back Buffelgrass Day 2016 with Sky Island Alliance, making a difference in your local wild lands! Help us in our battle against fountain grass, buffelgrass and other invasives in the beautifully riparian, Bear Canyon.