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Thursday, March 13th - Saving the San Pedro
River - Join Steve Pawlowski, Grand Canyon
Chapter Water Sentinels Program Coordinator, to
learn about one of most ecologically significant
rivers in the Northern Hemisphere, the San Pedro
River. Steve will talk about the ecology and conservation
of the river; the hydrologic, geomorphic,
and biological processes that shape the San Pedro’s
ecosystems; current threats to the river; local environmental
politics; and the current volunteer efforts
of the Water Sentinels. Come learn how we are using
citizen science, “hands-on” conservation, and
advocacy to help shape a sustainable future for one
of this country’s “Last Great Places.”
The presentation will be held at 7 pm at the SEIU (Service Employees International Union) building at 1600 N. Tucson Blvd. (one block south of Elm Street) - free and open to the public.
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Professor Jay Turner Speaks
At The Tucson Festival of Books - March, 16th
Professor Jay Turner has agreed to speak at the Tucson Festival of Books as one of 2014 events to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act. I’ve been active with the Sierra Club since about 1970, and was aware of some of the Wilderness Act implementation activities. Reading Professor Turner’s book allowed me to learn more about this major activity for environmental groups over the past 50 years. I hope you will come to the talk and help to spread the word to other groups or people who might be interested. Feel free to edit the following message as needed and distribute it to others.
Has wilderness been left behind by a new generation of environmentalism? Have grassroots groups been the engine behind modern environmental reform? How did Earth First! and the Wildlands Project transform wilderness protection? Jay Turner, author of The Promise of Wilderness: American Environmental Politics since 1964 will be speaking at the Tucson Festival of Books in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act. His talk will consider the lessons, past and present, that the wilderness movement offers for American environmentalism more broadly. He will consider key turning points in wilderness activism and how those events intersected with environmental politics, including the work of Tucson-related groups, such as Earth First! and the Wildlands Project. Professor Turner’s talk will be at 4 PM Sunday, March 16th, 2014, at the Western National Parks Association tent (on the UA Mall).
For additional information, contact Peter Bengtson 219-3507 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on Professor Turner’s book go to: http://www.washington.edu/uwpress/search/books/TURPRO.html
Saturday, March 22nd - "A", Dos Cabezas. (5 miles RT) - Anyone who has
driven on I-10 east to Wilcox will have noticed these impressive double
peaks, an eye-catching site indeed. They rise to over 8,000 feet and
dominate the skyline. We will scramble and bush-whack through a dense forest
of oak and walnut trees and head for the south peak. The route is steep and
rather exposed but the views from the top are fabulous. We will discuss the
ecology of the sky islands of Southeastern Arizona. If time allows, we will
summit the north peak. Only strong, agile non-acrophobic hikers need apply
for this epic adventure. Contact Mitch Stevens (520-991-1199) or
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January - March, 2014 Newsletter Headlines:
- Calling All Rinconistas! - Continue Making Your
Voices Heard on Rosemont Mine!
- Rail~Volution 2013: The Resurgance of Streetcars
- Pima County Supervisors Consider Conservation Plan Challenge
- Wilderness and the Myths of American Environmentalism