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April 2017

Verde Valley Birding & Nature Festival

April 27 - April 30
Cottonwood, AZ, Cottonwood, AZ United States + Google Map

SAVE THE DATE! Verde Valley Birding & Nature Festival April 27-30th, 2017 Go to birdyverde.org for all the information. Early Bird Registration begins Jan 29th at 5:30am (see below) Registration for General Public begins Feb 1 at 5:30am.  This year the theme is "Magic Of Migration." Join us in Cottonwood, Arizona for four days of birding in beautiful habitats, flocking with other birders, and learning more about our natural world. Keynote speaker is Noah Strycker. Are you an "Early Bird"?…

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SIA: Bear Canyon Fountain Grass Fight Club

April 28 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sabino Canyon Recreation Area, 5900 N Sabino Canyon Rd
Tucson, AZ 85750 United States
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Bear Canyon Fountain Grass Fight Club First rule of Fountain Grass Fight Club: You have to tell your friends about Fountain Grass Fight Club!!! ¡Personal bilingüe estará presente en este viaje! TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE! TRIP SCHEDULE Plan to meet us at the designated meeting spot (NE corner of Sabino Canyon Rd and Tanque Verde Rd, at the south end of the Safeway parking lot) at 9 am. We’ll return to the meeting spot by 3pm. THE WORK This project…

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Free

Wild At Heart – Burrowing Owl Volunteers Wanted

April 29

Burrowing Owl Volunteers Wanted List of Burrowing Owl Events for 2017: February 25th, install 32 burrows in Laveen March 4th, construct one tent near Maricopa. Some same-day site prep also needed March 11th, construct one tent near Coolidge March 18th, construct two tents near Maricopa. Some same-day site prep also needed March 25th, construct one tent in San Tan Valley.  See special note below April 1st, take down one tent near Maricopa April 8th, take down one tent near Coolidge…

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May 2017
Free

VRVNO – State of the Watershed Conference

May 10 - May 11

State of the Watershed Conference May 10th & 11th VRVNO is partnering with Friends of the Verde River Greenway to put on this extraordinary, first-time event. For those of you interested in conservation it will be a great learning experience. The first day of the conference will allow you to choose from a variety of field trips: habitat restoration, watershed ecosystems, nature conservation programs and concerns, birding, hiking, and kayaking. The second day will include workshops, panel discussions, and keynote speaker…

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Verde Watershed Restoration Coalition – State of the Watershed Conference

May 10 - May 11

There is still space for FVRG's The Verde River: State of the Watershed Conference. VRVNO is glad to be partnering with Friends of Verde River Greenway in hosting this event that will bring together the broad network of partners, community members, local leadership, scientists, restoration practitioners, conservationists, naturalists, business owners, and other river enthusiasts who have a vested interest in the health of the Verde River Watershed. Join us on May 10th for one of many field trips across the Verde Watershed including:…

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Free

SIA: Spring Assessments – Catalinas NE

May 12 @ 8:00 am - May 14 @ 5:00 pm

Spring Assessments: Catalinas NE Friday, May 12th - 14th Sami Hammer: 520-624-7080 ext. 16 JURISDICTION: Coronado National Forest, Santa Catalina Ranger District BACKGROUND This weekend, we will be assessing springs on the northeastern side of the Galiuro Mountains. You should be comfortable hiking off-trail (bushwhacking). We will have spots for 3-5 people in the SIA vehicles, but after these fill up, you’ll need to bring your own 4WD vehicle (we will most likely be going down the Control Road). Please…

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McDowell Sonoran Conservancy: 2016-2017 Season Update

May 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Scottsdale Community College, 9000 East Chaparral Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85256 United States
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Field Institute 2016-2017 Season Update   Join Helen Rowe, Melanie Tluczek and the Citizen Science team for an update on the exciting research done on the Preserve this year. Understand the scope and goals of the corridor viability and 2C (old trails) restoration projects, hear how we're helping the National Phenology Network track the effects of climate change with our plant Phenology study and see what research is in the forecast for the 2017-2018 season.   Located: Scottsdale Community College…

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Free

Celebrating Flat-tailed Horned Lizard Conservation

May 26 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Steele/Burnand Anza-Borrego, 401 Tilting T. Drive
Borrego Springs, CA 92004 United States
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  Celebrating more than 2 decades of Flat-tailed Horned Lizard conservation! What?  A one day symposium to highlight more than two decades of Flat-tailed Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma mcallii) conservation, research and management. This symposium is open to the public. When?  Friday May 26th, 2017 8:00AM to 4:00PM Where?  Steele/Burnand Anza-Borrego Desert Research Center 401 Tilting T. Drive Borrego Springs, CA 92004 During the symposium, there will be presentations by researchers working to conserve and manage the lizard throughout its range.…

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Free

Wild At Heart – Burrowing Owl Volunteers Wanted

May 27

Burrowing Owl Volunteers Wanted List of Burrowing Owl Events for 2017: February 25th, install 32 burrows in Laveen March 4th, construct one tent near Maricopa. Some same-day site prep also needed March 11th, construct one tent near Coolidge March 18th, construct two tents near Maricopa. Some same-day site prep also needed March 25th, construct one tent in San Tan Valley.  See special note below April 1st, take down one tent near Maricopa April 8th, take down one tent near Coolidge…

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Free

SIA: Walnut Planting in Spencer Canyon

May 27 @ 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Santa Catalina Mountains, Summerhaven, AZ 85619 United States + Google Map

Walnut Planting in Spencer Canyon May 27th @ 7:30AM - 6:00PM Bryon: 520-624-7080 ext. 27 Help us PLANT NATIVE WALNUTS to improve habitat for the Santa Catalina gray squirrel in a gorgeous riparian canyon right in our own backyard!  BACKGROUND The Santa Catalina grey squirrel (a subspecies of the Arizona grey squirrel) is in decline throughout the Catalinas and Rincons. Fire, and competition with introduced Abert’s squirrels, are thought to be some of the reasons for their lower numbers, but we are…

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