CALL TO ACTION: Speak out to protect our Outstanding Arizona Waters!

Davidson Canyon, one of our most vital Sky Island pathways for wildlife, and Cienega Creek, a riparian oasis, are designated as Outstanding Arizona Waters. This designation protects unique habitats and perennial flow and safeguards our drinking water in Tucson!

Davidson Canyon, flowing with monsoon floodwaters to replenish Cienega Creek.

At the behest of Hudbay Minerals, a Canadian company seeking to build Rosemont Copper Mine in the Santa Rita Mountains, the state is reviewing its Outstanding Arizona Water designations. It is critical that we all speak up to tell the Arizona Deparment of Environmental Quality how we value unique waterways like Davidson Canyon and Cienega Creek and that we want them protected for future generations.

Speak up to protect clean water in Arizona and special places like Davidson Canyon and Cienega Creek. Ask ADEQ to keep all existing Outstanding Waters of Arizona designations.
Show your support on Thursday, May 10, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m., at the Triennial Review meeting on Outstanding Arizona Waters in Tucson. Attend in person at the ADEQ offices, 400 W Congress, Tucson, or you may attend via webinar or conference call.

RSVP by sending your name, organization, and the meeting date you will be attending to [email protected]. Those who RSVP will be sent an agenda, webinar access details, and background materials. Additional information and resources are available for download on the ADEQ website.