[Az_mws] Save the date! Stream Restoration & Monitoring Project
emanuel at Ag.arizona.edu
Fri Feb 24 15:58:46 MST 2006
Save the Date: Cienega Creek Restoration and Monitoring Project.
What: Cienega Creek is a beautiful, intermittent stream in Southeastern
Arizona, located about an 45 minutes southeast of Tucson, in the Empire
Mountains. The Bureau of Land Management and Pima County manage most of the
watershed. The stream has been altered over the last 100 years by natural
processes, extensive livestock grazing, urbanization and other human
activities. Arizona Master Watershed Stewards and other volunteers are
invited to participate in a stream restoration project, building gabions on
the BLM-managed portion of Cienega Creek. BLM will supply a free lunch to
participants at the Empire Ranch headquarters. Watershed monitoring
activities will take place in the afternoon. Camping will be available and
encouraged. Group bird and wildlife watching the following morning.
When: Saturday, March 25, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, with optional camping until
Sunday morning. Wildlife watching the morning of Sunday, March 26. Camping
nearby is also available on Friday night, March 24, for folks traveling
from farther away.
Where: Las Cienegas National Conservation Area, approximately 45 minutes
south of Tucson near Sonoita, Arizona.
Who: Anyone interested in assisting in an important stream restoration
project, and who would like to learn about riparian conditions in this
lovely area. Families welcomed. A maximum of 20 volunteers will be able to
take part in this exciting day.
Details to follow soon!
Robert M. Emanuel
Statewide Program Coordinator
Arizona Master Watershed Steward Program
University of Arizona Cooperative Extension
301 Forbes Building
Tucson, AZ 85721
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