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Friends Of The San Pedro River Inc

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Causes: Environment

Mission: Work with the staff of the san pedro riparian national conservation area to conserve, protect and enhance the natural and cultural resources of the san pedro river; educate the public about the river; advocate for the preservation of the river.

Programs: Conserving, protecting and enhancing the natural and cultural resources of the san pedro riparian national conservation area. During 2013-14, more than 75 volunteers were involved in leading interpretive river walks, history walks, birding walks, hiking, lectures,and other docent activities. The organization also provided volunteers to participate in the annual mapping of wet and dry stretches of the river. The purpose of the study is to provide data to interpret the effects of weather, climate change and ground water pumping in the area. Volunteers participated in several river clean-ups. Volunteers also provided labor in an archeological project to enhance the preservation of adobe walls at terrenate. Fspr members attended numerous sessions on the blm rmp process and submitted extensive input for consideration.

the friends of the san pedro river hosted various educational events to reach out to the public. These include a film festival and an art festival that were oriented toward the river and open to the public. Events included docent led interpretive walks to educate the public about the river, hydrology, birds, wildlife,. Plants, and geology. History walks were given at murray springs, presidio santa cruz de terrenate, fairbank townsite, and other sites along the river. The fspr also produced several educational videos on the river that were presented to school groups and were made available to the public. Several brochures were produced to further educate the public on the river and the need for conservation. During the year over 1,800 students participated in field trips or classes relating to the river and surrounding area.

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