JAVIER AND THE 7 YEAR ITCH — ALL THE WAY TO THE BORDER 2022

2022 will be the 7th anniversary of ALL THE WAY TO THE BORDER,  the annual celebration of sun, fun and litter when we clean the entire 45 miles of Arizona Highway 286 from Three Points to Sasabe — All the Way to the Border.  Last year wasn’t pretty what with Covid concerns but we still managed to clean 36 miles of roadway and I think we can all be pretty darn proud of that.  But this year marks our 7th anniversary and we’re going to celebrate by being cheerfully careful (or carefully cheerful whichever outlook you prefer) and getting together again.

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Wild Wednesday 21 July 2021. Auction for the Dells

Last week I shared the wonderful news that our five-year effort to save nearly 500 acres of the most beautiful and ecologically important land in the Granite Dells was finally achieved. Nothing like this citizen-led effort had ever occurred in Prescott, and it really pointed out how the voice of the people could affect a City Council decision in truly positive ways. We are thrilled, but citizens must continue to pay attention and speak up to assure that implementation of the annexation agreement goes without a hitch.

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Bald Eagles – Back from the brink, but in trouble again – February 2, 2021

Please join us for a very special presentation! Click here to register.  Friends of Buenos Aires NWR are partnering with Tucson Audubon to present this! The bald eagle is one of our nation’s most dramatic conservation success stories.  After choosing the bald eagle as the symbol of the United States in 1782, we systematically shot, poisoned and persecuted these spectacular predators, driving them to the very brink of extinction.  In the early 1970’s as the flagship species of the new movement to protect endangered wildlife, the bald eagle began a slow and difficult recovery.  Today there are believed to be as many […]

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The Science of Species Recovery: Can Masked Bobwhite Persist in the Wild? — January 26, 2021

Dear Friends, Thank you, to those of you who were able to join us  for the Masked Bobwhite webinar. If you missed it or want to watch it again, here is the link to it.”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DF8cBIzvkKA&feature=youtu.be Please join us for this presentation: The Science of Species Recovery: Can Masked Bobwhite Persist in the Wild? Tuesday January 26 at 11:00 am MST time, 1:00 pm EST. The Masked Bobwhite Quail, Colinus virginianus ridgwayi, was believed to be extinct in the wild until 1964 when a wild population was discovered in Sonora Mexico. Birds from that population and from previously established captive populations became forebears […]

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Annual Pima Pineapple Cactus Survey — January 4-8, 2021

The Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge provides a habitat for the critically endangered Pima Pineapple Cactus. The Refuge does prescribed burns in different areas each year to maintain and improve the grasslands that support the other species for which the refuge is known. Before each burn, they need to survey the presence and condition of the Pima Pineapple Cactus. They need help to do this. If you can help, contact Reta Rutledge at reta7748@gmail.com Volunteers will be trained in data collection and how to identify and discriminate between the endangered pima pineapple cactus and other barrel-type cacti. Joining the rest of […]

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