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How healthy is Sonoita Creek? 

Dr. Peter Stacey will be speaking at Cady Hall on Friday, April 12 at 7:00pm giving us some answers to the question, "How healthy is Sonoita Creek?"

Stacey,  a retired Professor of Conservation Biology at the University of New Mexico, will present the methodology of Rapid Stream Riparian Assessment  and the results of five years of assessment done by Friends of Sonoita Creek in the important birding areas above Patagonia Lake, the Nature Conservancy and the Sonoita Creek State Natural Area. 
Admission is free.
For more information e-mail Andy Gould

Friends of Sonoita Creek is co-sponsoring a Riparian Plant Walk on Earth Day

The walk will begin at 1 School Street (Borderlands Restoration Office, near the Patagonia Museum) on April 20 at 8am.  Learn about the common plants in our riparian area. 

Visit  our Booth on Earth Day, April 20

We have new displays and handouts. 
Renew your membership or become a new member. 
We would welcome our members to help staff the booth.  Get involved by standing with FOSC as you staff our booth at this and other festivals.
We would train you and not leave you alone.  Call Kathy Pasierb (520-604-6679) or after April 17th call Bob Proctor (209-156-4808) to volunteer. It is fun and you get to talk to many interesting people.


Dirt Bags complete their season of trailwork

The Dirt Bags of Patagonia have completed their work for the season, creating new trails and maintaining existing ones.  Their expertise has made hiking safer and more enjoyable in the Sonoita Creek Watershed.  As a token of our appreciation, the Friends of Sonoita Creek gave them these dashing Dirt Bag caps.  Thank you, Dirt Bags.

Healthy Water Education Program resurrected on May 1 at PLSP

Kathy Pasierb, a writer of the original curriculum, and John Hughes, with the support of the rangers at Patagonia Lake State Park, are presenting the Healthy Water Education Program to a class of 6th graders on May 1.  The students will learn about water quality and its role for a healthy environment.  The program was written by Kathy for Friends of Sonoita Creek and by rangers and educators from the State Parks.  The program matches science requirements in the State curriculum.  We are hoping that the program will once again be available to teachers and classes of students. 

Save the Date: Visit the Friends booth at Rio Rico's Golden Anniversary May 18

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