Collect Seeds at Saguaro National Park

Rincon Visitor Center 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail, Tucson, United States

Spend the morning in the beautiful Rincon Mountains collecting seeds with us! The seeds will be supporting new native plant gardens for pollinators at Saguaro National Park!

FREE

Monday Morning at Madera!

Madera Canyon

We are bringing back nature! After two bridges were replaced earlier this summer, there were no plants and lots of potential erosion. Help us continue our work to bring back the natives and pollinators at this phenomenal birding spot with Sky Island Alliance just an hour south of Tucson. We start with a bird/nature walk, then do some restoration work.

FREE

Letter Brigade: Put your Stamp on Conservation

Sky Island Alliance Office 3127 N Cherry Ave, Tucson, AZ, United States

We need volunteers to help in the office. We regularly send out mailings, letters of thanks and other news. Come in and help us stuff envelopes, label, stamp and seal with our crew. We'd love to have you join our Letter Brigade!

Bear Canyon Fountain Grass Battle – Black Friday #OptOutside

Sabino Canyon Recreation Area 5900 N Sabino Canyon Rd, Tucson, AZ, United States

Why not spend the day after you give thanks, giving back to nature? Come help us remove invasive fountain grass in beautiful Bear Canyon to make way for native pollinator plants!

FREE

Collect Seeds at Saguaro National Park

Red Hills Visitor Center 2700 N Kinney Rd, Tucson, United States

Native plant seeds will help us plant pollinator gardens at Saguaro National Park. Come learn how we do it!

FREE

Oracle Wildlife Crossing Buffer – Finale!

Santa Catalina Catholic Church 14380 N Oracle Rd, Tucson, United States

Help us to put some final touches on our vegetation buffer out at the Oracle Road wildlife crossing, and be a part of this history making project in Southern Arizona.

Free

Collect Seeds at Saguaro National Park

Red Hills Visitor Center 2700 N Kinney Rd, Tucson, United States

Spend a gorgeous Tucson winter day learning how to collect native plant seeds with an expert crew!

FREE

Collect Seeds at Saguaro National Park

Red Hills Visitor Center 2700 N Kinney Rd, Tucson, United States

If you like pollinators, and who doesn't, join us for a morning of seed collection to provided plant materials for new pollinator friendly installations at Saguaro National Park.

Free

Winter Restoration Weekend with Van Clothier

Malpai Ranch Douglas, AZ, United States

Join watershed restoration expert Van Clothier of Stream Dynamics, LLC and SIA for a weekend of camping and watershed repair on the Malpai Ranch! We will be reinforcing newly repaired rock structures at Silver Creek with native plants and handwork.

Free

Madera Canyon Restoration

Madera Canyon

We're back in Madera Canyon - taking care of our native plants, rockwork, and removing invasive vinca to make way for more native pollinator plants. We always take plenty of time to enjoy the birds while in Madera Canyon - bring your binoculars!

Free

Beat Back Buffelgrass Day – Bear Canyon

Sabino Canyon Recreation Area 5900 N Sabino Canyon Rd, Tucson, AZ, United States

Celebrate Beat Back Buffelgrass Day 2016 with Sky Island Alliance, making a difference in your local wild lands! Help us in our battle against fountain grass, buffelgrass and other invasives in the beautifully riparian, Bear Canyon.

Free

iNaturalist Training Workshop – FULL!

Sky Island Alliance Office 3127 N Cherry Ave, Tucson, AZ, United States

Join SIA staff as we learn the ins and outs of the citizen science tool, iNaturalist. Learn how and why we use it, and get a chance to practice uploading observations, and exploring data once it is on the web.

Free

Watershed Restoration in Tex Canyon – Chiricahuas

Rucker Admin Station Cochise County AZ 31.765434, -109.350226, AZ, United States

Join us for a weekend in the beautiful Chiricahuas as we continue our work to control erosion and increase water infiltration in a watershed that was burned during the Horseshoe 2 fire! We will be making additions, tweaks, and repairs to our work of the past summer when hundreds of rock erosion control structures were built.

Free

Bear Canyon Riparian Restoration

Sabino Canyon Recreation Area 5900 N Sabino Canyon Rd, Tucson, AZ, United States

We continue our work to improve habitat in Bear Canyon by removing invasive species and installing native plants that are beneficial to the local community of flora and fauna.

Free

Madera Canyon Vinca Removal

Madera Canyon

Our work in Madera Canyon continues as we create space for native species by removing invasive vinca. Join us in this world renowned birding hotspot, and remember to bring your binoculars!

Free

TimBuckTwo Pond Restoration – Monday

TimBuckTwo Ranch Amado, AZ, United States

Help us to re-create habitat for Gila topminnows as well as a diversity of native bird, bat, and invertebrate species.

Free

TimBuckTwo Pond Restoration – Tuesday

TimBuckTwo Ranch Amado, AZ, United States

Our work in Amado continues as we re-create a water source and build new habitat for native species!

Free

TimBuckTwo Pond Restoration – Wednesday

TimBuckTwo Ranch Amado, AZ, United States

Join us for a day or few as we work to build habitat for the Federally listed Gila topminnow as well as many other native plants and animals!

Free

Emergency Invasives Removal – Oracle Wildlife Crossing

Santa Catalina Catholic Church 14380 N Oracle Rd, Tucson, United States

Come help us beat back an invasion of Sahara mustard and other invasive plants out at the Oracle Road wildlife crossing, before they have a chance to set seed!

Free

Centennial Saguaro Survey

Box Canyon Turnout (Tucson Mountains)) 7768 W Picture Rocks Road, Tucson, AZ, United States

Celebrate 100 years of the National Park Service and help with the Centennial Saguaro Survey in the Tucson Mountain District of Saguaro National Park. We will be adding to the park's data about the effects of climate change and invasive species encroachment on our local ecosystems.

Free

Restoration in Madera Canyon

Madera Canyon

Join SIA staff in Madera Canyon for a day of habitat restoration and creation! Our work will support newly installed plants, and rockwork, and will include the removal of invasive vinca from the area.

Free

Volunteer Appreciation Picnic

Reid Park 100 Country Club Road, Ramada 1, Tucson, United States

It's a picnic and a party... Come celebrate Sky Island Alliance's amazing volunteers!

Spring Break: Bear Canyon Edition – Monday

Sabino Canyon Recreation Area 5900 N Sabino Canyon Rd, Tucson, AZ, United States

Spend a day or two (or a week!) with us in beautiful Bear Canyon. We are working to create a healthier habitat for native species by removing invasive plants and planting species that are beneficial to the other native plants and animals in this riparian community.

Free

Spring Break: Bear Canyon Edition – Wednesday

Sabino Canyon Recreation Area 5900 N Sabino Canyon Rd, Tucson, AZ, United States

Spend a day or two (or a week!) with us in beautiful Bear Canyon. We are working to create a healthier habitat for native species by removing invasive plants and planting species that are beneficial to the other native plants and animals in this riparian community.

Free

Spring Break: Bear Canyon Edition – Thursday

Sabino Canyon Recreation Area 5900 N Sabino Canyon Rd, Tucson, AZ, United States

Spend a day or two (or a week!) with us in beautiful Bear Canyon. We are working to create a healthier habitat for native species by removing invasive plants and planting species that are beneficial to the other native plants and animals in this riparian community.

Free

Tex Canyon Restoration – Chiricahuas

Tex Canyon - Chiricahua Mtns

Join us in the amazing Chiricahua Mountains as we work to repair a watershed that was damaged by the Horseshoe 2 fire. We will be checking up on rock structures that were originally put in place last year, as well as down loading data from associated monitoring stations.

Free

Pollinator Planting in Bear Canyon

Sabino Canyon Recreation Area 5900 N Sabino Canyon Rd, Tucson, AZ, United States

Join us in Bear Canyon for a lovely day of planting natives for pollinators! We have cleared a huge area of fountain grass, and there are several areas ready for transformation.

Free

Madera Canyon Vinca Removal

Madera Canyon

Help us continue our work to remove invasive plants from this amazingly diverse canyon. We will be taking out vinca and installing native plants that provide important resources for wildlife.

Free

Tumacacori Cottonwood and Willow Watering

Tumacacori National Historical Park 1891 I-19 Frontage Rd , Tumacacori, AZ, United States

Join Sky Island Alliance as we help the park with their cottonwood and willow planting efforts. We will be watering new plants, assessing the condition of the plants, weeding around the new trees, and building/maintaining basins at the base of the trees to hold water.

Free

Planting for Pollinators in Bear Canyon 2

Sabino Canyon Recreation Area 5900 N Sabino Canyon Rd, Tucson, AZ, United States

Join us in Bear Canyon for another lovely day of planting natives for pollinators! Our work to replace invasive species with beneficial native species along the creek continues!

Free

Aravaipa Wildlife Tracking Workshop

The Nature Conservancy Guesthouse 40926-40928 Aravaipa Canal, Willcox, United States

Join us for a four-day get-away in a spectacular Sky Island setting with Sky Island Alliance staff and regional guest experts. Participants gain hands-on field instruction and theory in a variety of tracking skills and techniques.

$175 – $285

Southern Galiuros: Springs Assesments

This weekend, we will be hoping to finish up our assessments of springs in preparation for controlled burns that will be conducted in the area in May and June. It is unknown how fire affects spring ecosystems, so this trip will be focused on collecting baseline information on springs before fire.

Free

Tumacacori Cottonwood and Willow Watering 2

Tumacacori National Historical Park 1891 I-19 Frontage Rd , Tumacacori, AZ, United States

Our work at Tumacacori National Historical Park continues. We will be watering and assessing the condition of the plants, weeding around the new trees, and building/maintaining basins at the base of the trees to hold water.

Free

Planting for Pollinators at Gila Cliff Dwellings NM

Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument Glenwood, NM, United States

SIA is going to New Mexico! Join us as we re-create habitat for pollinators and other species at Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument. We will be building upon work we did last year to plant and stabilize a slope that was intensively burned a couple years ago.

Free

Madera Canyon in May

Madera Canyon

Join SIA staff in Madera Canyon for a day of habitat restoration and creation! Our work will support newly installed plants, and rockwork, and will include the removal of invasive vinca from the area.

Free

Oracle Road Wildlife Crossing Dedication, Tour and Celebration

Santa Catalina Catholic Church 14380 N Oracle Rd, Tucson, United States

Come join us for a celebration and very special opportunity to tour the new wildlife bridge and underpass crossings near Catalina State Park. Volunteers needed to help with the event, and all are welcome to attend.

Madera Canyon: May 23

Madera Canyon

Join SIA staff in Madera Canyon for a day of habitat restoration! Our work will focus on watering native plants that we've installed over the past year - helping them to get established until the relief of the monsoon rains come!

Free

Tumacacori Cottonwood and Willow Watering 3

Tumacacori National Historical Park 1891 I-19 Frontage Rd , Tumacacori, AZ, United States

Help us as we continue our work to support newly planted cottonwood and willow trees out at this beautiful Historical Park.

Free

Memorial Day in Aravaipa Canyon – Restoration

The Nature Conservancy Guesthouse 40926-40928 Aravaipa Canal, Willcox, United States

Sky Island Alliance has been helping TNC and the BLM in Aravaipa Canyon for several years on a variety of projects to increase watershed health along this perennial riparian area. During this trip we will be removing vinca from the understory of the creek banks. PLEASE NOTE: SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES FOR THIS TRIP! Registration for this trip will close at 11 PM on Monday May 23rd!

Free

Madera Canyon in June

Madera Canyon

Join us for another morning of work in beautiful Madera Canyon as we continue to remove invasive vinca and water our pollinator friendly plantings.

Free

Tumacacori Cottonwood and Willow Watering 4

Tumacacori National Historical Park 1891 I-19 Frontage Rd , Tumacacori, AZ, United States

Join us along the Santa Cruz River as we assist Tumacacori National Historical Park with maintaining newly planted cottonwood and willow trees.

Free

Patagonia Rock Work

Wildlife Haven Stevens Canyon Rd, Patagonia, United States

Come out and help kick start a very interesting project helping to restore a wildlife corridor between the Patagonia and Santa Rita Mountains. The area we will be working in was the site of a planned development, but it had also been identified as one of the most important corridors for jaguar movement between Mexican and U.S. Sky Islands...

Free

June Planting at Tumacacori

Tumacacori National Historical Park 1891 I-19 Frontage Rd , Tumacacori, AZ, United States

Join Sky Island Alliance as we install new native pollinator plants at Tumacacori National Historical Park!

Free

Tumacacori Cottonwood and Willow Watering 5

Tumacacori National Historical Park 1891 I-19 Frontage Rd , Tumacacori, AZ, United States

Head down South to help SIA and Tumacacori National Historical Park as we water, weed, and maintain newly planted cottonwood and willow trees near the Santa Cruz River. Your bound to see some interesting bird and butterfly life as well!

Free

Camp Rucker Pond Planting

Rucker Admin Station Cochise County AZ 31.765434, -109.350226, AZ, United States

Celebrate Independence Day out in the Sky Islands! We will be working at "Camp Rucker" in Rucker Canyon, on the west side of the Chiricahua Mountains, at just under 6,000 feet in elevation. Join us as we put the finishing touches on our work at this historic cavalry camp to create ponds that support Chiricahua leopard frogs, bats, and native pollinator species.

Free

Madera Canyon July 6

Madera Canyon

Join SIA staff in Madera Canyon for a day of habitat restoration! Our work will focus on removal of invasive vinca from the areas surrounding our recent rehabilitation of the bridge construction site.

Free

Patagonia Planting

Wildlife Haven Stevens Canyon Rd, Patagonia, United States

Join us near Patagonia where we have been working to restore an important wildlife corridor. We will be installing native plants grown by Borderland Restoration to enhance habitat and strengthen the rock work completed in June.

Free

July Planting at Tumacacori

Tumacacori National Historical Park 1891 I-19 Frontage Rd , Tumacacori, AZ, United States

Help Sky Island Alliance as we continue our work to install new native pollinator plants at Tumacacori National Historical Park!

Free

August Pollinator Planting at Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument (New Mexico)

Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument Glenwood, NM, United States

Sky Island Alliance is teaming up with the National Park Service and Borderlands Restoration to restore a recently-burned slope near the main ruin loop at the Monument. Join us for a weekend of camping and installing native pollinator plants like milkweeds, in this beautiful Monument!

Free

Tim Buck Two Pond Planting

TimBuckTwo Ranch Amado, AZ, United States

Help us to create a bountiful habitat for birds, bees, bats and more at the site of our recent pond restoration project in Amado. The water and topminnows are back, and monsoons are the perfect time to add more native plants!

Free

Monsoon in Aravaipa Canyon

The Nature Conservancy Guesthouse 40926-40928 Aravaipa Canal, Willcox, United States

Come get wet and dirty with SIA in Aravaipa Canyon! Join us as we plant native grasses and remove an invasive plant called vinca (or periwinkle) from the understory of the creek banks.

Free

Planting at Camp Rucker Ponds

Walnut Grove Campground Douglas,, AZ, United States

We will be installing more native plants as we continue our work at the historic cavalry camp where we have created three ponds that will one day support Chiricahua leopard frogs, as well as the bats, toads, dragonflies, and various native pollinator species that are already calling these ponds home. This is a CAMPING TRIP, we will not be staying at the nearby station.

Free

Planting at Brown Canyon Pond

Brown Canyon Ranch Brown Canyon Ranch, Sierra Vista, AZ, United States

Come plant milkweeds with us as we visit the house pond at Brown Canyon Ranch near Sierra Vista. Our work will help create bountiful resources for pollinators and other native species at this future home of Chiricahua leopard frogs.

Free

National Public Lands Day – Madera Canyon

Proctor Parking and Trailhead S Madera Canyon Rd, AZ, United States

As part of National Public Lands Day we will be continuing to enhance natural conditions near the two new bridges in Madera Canyon and at a new interpretive area. Come out and help stabilize this beautiful canyon (and birding hotspot) just an hour south of Tucson.

Free

Milkweeds in Madera

Madera Canyon

Join SIA staff in Madera Canyon for a day of habitat restoration! We will be focused on planting milkweeds and young oak trees at the site of the new bridges in the upper canyon. This site has come a long way since the construction, and is looking great! Help us as we install even more plant resources for pollinators and other wildlife.

Free

Spring Assessments: Southern Galiuros in October

Southern Galiuros AZ, United States

Join us this weekend in the spectacular southern end of the Galiuro Mountains as we conduct spring assessments ahead of a controlled burn. While no special skills are necessary, if you have tracking, plant identification, and/or invertebrate identification skills, and are a strong hiker, that is especially helpful. Having a 4WD vehicle is a plus, too!

FREE

Spring Assessments: Southern Galiuros in November

Southern Galiuros 32.410840, -110.270995

Join us this weekend in the spectacular southern end of the Galiuro Mountains as we conduct spring assessments ahead of a controlled burn. While no special skills are necessary, if you have tracking, plant identification, and/or invertebrate identification skills, and are a strong hiker, that is especially helpful. Having a 4WD vehicle is a plus, too!

We Track Jessica – A Celebration!

Ruby Ruby, AZ, United States

Please join us in wishing Jessica all the best, and celebrating 15 years of one of our signature citizen science programs, with refreshments, a potluck lunch, and tracking activities, in the historic ghost town of Ruby, AZ.

Walnut Planting for Gray Squirrels

Santa Catalina Mountains Summerhaven, AZ, United States

Camp out with us in the Catalina Mountains and help us PLANT NATIVE WALNUTS to improve habitat for the Santa Catalina gray squirrel in a gorgeous riparian canyon right in our own backyard!

Free

Fence Removal at Buenos Aires NWR

Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge Refuge Entrance Rd, Sasabe, AZ, United States

Help us remove old barbed-wire fences from with in the boundaries of Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge left over from pre-refuge days. This important work is meant to allow wildlife to more easily traverse the refuge landscape.

Free

Beat Back Buffelgrass Day 2017 – RESCHEDULED!

Sabino Canyon Recreation Area 5900 N Sabino Canyon Rd, Tucson, AZ, United States

Celebrate Beat Back Buffelgrass Day for 2017 with Sky Island Alliance, making a difference in your local wild lands! We will be removing invasive fountain grass and buffelgrass from along the creek in beautiful Bear Canyon.

Free

Bear Canyon Fountain Grass Thursday Fight Club

Sabino Canyon Recreation Area 5900 N Sabino Canyon Rd, Tucson, AZ, United States

ROUND 2! Help us remove fountain grass in Bear Canyon. The work continues and with your help we can preserve this beautiful place.

¡Personal bilingüe estará presente en este viaje!

Free

Bear Canyon Fountain Grass Fight Club

Sabino Canyon Recreation Area 5900 N Sabino Canyon Rd, Tucson, AZ, United States

Last round of the month! The fight continues at Bear Canyon and we still need your help to beat the fountain grass. Join the cause to keep this place free of invasive species.

¡Personal bilingüe estará presente en este viaje!

Free

Bear Canyon Fountain Grass Thursday Fight Club

Sabino Canyon Recreation Area 5900 N Sabino Canyon Rd, Tucson, AZ, United States

Join us to continue our battle against the fountain grass in round 4. By doing this we can give other species a place to live

¡Personal bilingüe estará presente en este viaje!

Free

Bear Canyon Fountain Grass Fight Club

Sabino Canyon Recreation Area 5900 N Sabino Canyon Rd, Tucson, AZ, United States

Our fight continues as we clear invasive grasses from this amazing canyon in the Coronado National Forest.
¡Personal bilingüe estará presente en este viaje!

Free

Sabino Canyon Invasives Removal

Sabino Canyon Recreation Area 5900 N Sabino Canyon Rd, Tucson, AZ, United States

Our fight against invasive plants such as London Rocket takes us further into Sabino Canyon in the National Forest. Join us as we fight the good fight!
¡Personal bilingüe estará presente en este viaje!

Free

Spring Assessments: Deer Creek in the Galiuros

Deer Creek Galiuros Deer Creek Rd, Willcox, AZ, United States

Venture into the wilds with Sky Island Alliance as we go in search of seeps and springs throughout the landscape. Spring assessments often require miles of off-trail hiking every day. Prior training is not required, but experienced volunteers and those with skills in tracking, plant identification, and invertebrate or vertebrate identification are always desired.

Free

Bear Canyon Fountain Grass Tuesday Fight Club

Sabino Canyon Recreation Area 5900 N Sabino Canyon Rd, Tucson, AZ, United States

The fight continues at Bear Canyon. We invite you to join the cause to defeat fountain grass.
¡Personal bilingüe estará presente en este viaje!

Free

Volunteer Appreciation Party – La Cocina

La Cocina 201 N Court Ave, Tucson, AZ, United States

Come celebrate with us at our annual Volunteer Appreciation event! We'll have food, music and lots of fun as we acknowledge all the hard work and dedication of our fantastic volunteers. After all, we couldn't do a fraction of what we do without all of you!

Free

Bear Canyon Fountain Grass Fight Club

Santa Catalina Mountains Summerhaven, AZ, United States

Join us to our last battle of the month. Together we can wipe out fountain grass from this beautiful canyon.
¡Personal bilingüe estará presente en este viaje!

Free

Parker Canyon Seed Collection

Parker Canyon Lake 3200 S Sonoita Hwy, Sonoita, AZ, United States

Help us collect seeds from a diverse array of pollinator friendly plants in Parker Canyon. We are working to create a native understory in the canyon by removing invasive species, and then installing the plants grown from the seeds we collect!

Free

Spring Assessments: Catalinas NE

Santa Catalina Mountains Summerhaven, AZ, United States

Venture into the wilds with Sky Island Alliance as we go in search of seeps and springs throughout the landscape. Spring assessments often require miles of off-trail hiking every day. Prior training is not required, but experienced volunteers and those with skills in tracking, plant identification, and invertebrate or vertebrate identification are always desired.

Free

Parker Canyon Seed Collection

Parker Canyon Lake 3200 S Sonoita Hwy, Sonoita, AZ, United States

Sky Island Alliance is partnering with the National Forest Service and Borderlands Restoration to create a diverse pollinator plant palette of native understory plants in Parker Canyon! The seeds we collect will be grown out to be re-planted after we rid the canyon of invasive species.

Free

Walnut Planting in Spencer Canyon

Santa Catalina Mountains Summerhaven, AZ, United States

We need you for a fun day of walnut planting in Spencer Canyon. We will be continuing our project to create more resources for the Santa Catalina gray squirrel by planting more of their very favorite foods! Join us in this cool, high elevation canyon, for a respite from the summer heat.

Audubon Research Ranch Ponds Project

Appleton Whittell Research Ranch 366 Research Ranch Rd, Elgin, AZ, United States

The ponds at Audubon's Research Ranch offer important habitant for a number of rare species including Chiricahua leopard frogs and Mexican gartersnake. However, some of these ponds are in need of a little re-vamping. Join us as we partner with the National Audubon Society, and Tom Biebighauser of Wetland Restoration and Training LLC and work to bring new life to these water sources.

Free

Parker Canyon Seed Collection

Parker Canyon Lake 3200 S Sonoita Hwy, Sonoita, AZ, United States

Our seed collection work continues... Join us for a day as we explore Parker and other nearby canyons in our search for perfect plant materials for our restoration project. What could be better than a day of hiking and playing with plants?

Free

Aravaipa Canyon-June Riparian Restoration

Aravaipa Canyon - East Aravaipa, AZ, United States

Join us for a special four day trip to spectacular Aravaipa Canyon as we continue our work to clear invasive vinca from around The Nature Conservancy's guesthouse. This project is part of our long term goal of removing vinca from throughout the canyon!

Free

Audubon Research Ranch Pond Planting

Appleton Whittell Research Ranch 366 Research Ranch Rd, Elgin, AZ, United States

Help us put some finishing touches on our recent pond building project out at the Audubon Society's Appleton-Whittell Research Ranch! We will be installing native plants that were grown from seed collected right on the ranch.

Free

Native Grass Planting at Bar Boot Ranch

Join us for a weekend of planting native grasses on the Bar Boot Ranch, Southwest of the Chiricahua Mountains. We will be staying at a ranch building with utterly amazing views, but you will need camping gear as there are no beds available.

Free

Pollinator Blitz at Coronado National Memorial

Coronado National Memorial 4101 E Montezuma Canyon Rd, Hereford, United States

Sky Island Alliance and Coronado National Memorial will host a Pollinator BioBlitz in conjunction with the 2017 southeast Arizona iNat-athon. What is a Pollinator Blitz? It is a fun way to document and identify the different species of pollinators in the park using your smartphone (or digital camera) and the iNaturalist app for iOS or...
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Wilderness Waters: Labor Day in the Galiuros

Galiuro Mountains AZ, United States

SIA has taken on a project to help the Coronado National Forest inventory and assess water resources in the Galiuro, Miller Peak, Rincon, Chiricahua, Mt. Wrightson, Pajarita, and Santa Teresa wilderness areas. This weekend, we will be working to assess springs and other water resources in the Galiuro Wilderness area.

Free

Pollinator Planting at Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument

Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument Glenwood, NM, United States

We'll be heading back to Gila Cliff dwellings National Monument to continue planting native, pollinator-friendly plants. Join us for a long weekend in this spectacular National Monument!

Free

National Public Lands Day 2017

Multiple Sites Tucson, AZ, United States

Celebrate National Public Lands Day for 2017 with Sky Island Alliance, and take your pick! We've got two different options for making a difference for your public lands!

Free

Seed Collection & Invasives Removal Weekend in Parker Canyon

Parker Canyon Lake 3200 S Sonoita Hwy, Sonoita, AZ, United States

Help us restore native plants for wildlife and pollinators in Parker Canyon! BACKGROUND Sky Island Alliance is partnering with the Coronado National Forest and Borderlands Restoration to restore a diverse riparian understory of native plants for wildlife and pollinators in Parker Canyon! This weekend we will work to remove invasive species and collect seeds that...
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Wildlife Tracking Workshop-Fall 2017-Aravaipa Canyon

The Nature Conservancy Guesthouse 40926-40928 Aravaipa Canal, Willcox, United States

Join us for a four-day get-away in a spectacular Sky Island setting with Sky Island Alliance staff and regional guest experts. Participants gain hands-on field instruction, training in a variety of tracking skills and techniques, and are prepared to join our wildlife monitoring projects.

Days of Caring – Fountain Grass Removal Saturday

join us in beautiful Bear Canyon as we celebrate United Way's Days of Caring. We will be working in the canyon to remove invasive grasses both Friday and Saturday, so please join us for whichever day(s) work for you.

Free

Noche del Espiritu Jaguar – Night of the Jaguar Spirits

Tap + Bottle North 7254 N Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ, United States

Come celebrate the Spirit of the Jaguar with us! Join us for an evening of fun and community at Tap+Bottle North (NE corner of Ina and Oracle) for a Dia de los Muertos celebration. We want to celebrate you and the power of community to preserve the unique beauty and wild nature of our Sky...
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All Soul’s Procession – Procession of the Jaguars

806 N Grande Ave, Tucson, AZ 85745-2406, United States

Join the Sky Island Alliance, the Northern Jaguar Project, and the Center for Biological Diversity to remember our borderlands jaguars this year at the All Souls Procession. We'll be walking with a huge jaguar puppet, two jaguar statues, and a limited number of jaguar masks and signs to share. Come dressed ready to process in...
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Track the Jaguars at the Armory Park Historic Home Tour

We're honored to be a part of the Armory Park Historic Home Tour this year. Our offices occupy a beautiful historic home in this thriving neighborhood, and we invite you to stop by and take a tour. Join the self-guided tour and get a glimpse at styles ranging from California bungalow and dainty Victorian to...
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$20

Pond Building in the Southern Galiuros

Join us for a day, or come out for the whole project! There will be plenty of work to do as we team up with Tom Biebighauser again to create ponds for wildlife!

Free

Walnut Check-Up in the Santa Catalinas

Madera Village Shopping Center 9095 E Tanque Verde Rd, Tucson, AZ, United States

Join us as we check in on walnut trees we planted to improve habitat for the Santa Catalina gray squirrel in gorgeous riparian canyons right in our own backyard! 

Free

Native Plantings at Southern Galiuro Ponds

We are heading out to our newly built ponds in the Southern Galiuros to install native plants for the benefit of pollinators and other wildlife. Join us in a beautiful setting for a day of good work for wildlife!

Free

Beat Back Buffelgrass Month: It begins!

Sabino Canyon Recreation Area 5900 N Sabino Canyon Rd, Tucson, AZ, United States

Join us in Bear Canyon as we kick off not a day, not a week, but a whole month of beating back buffelgrass and fountain grass! We have been working to eradicate fountain grass and buffelgrass from this beautiful area for several years now; steadily working our way up the canyon. We have been doing a great job, but the canyon is long, and we have a lot of ground to cover in our fight against these invasive grasses.

Free

Beat Back Buffelgrass Month: It continues!

Sabino Canyon Recreation Area 5900 N Sabino Canyon Rd, Tucson, AZ, United States

Join us as we continue Beat Back Buffelgrass Month with a day trip in Bear Canyon! We have been working to eradicate fountain grass and buffelgrass from this beautiful area for several years now; steadily working our way up the canyon. We have been doing a great job, but the canyon is long, and we have a lot of ground to cover in our fight against these invasive grasses.

Free

Beat Back Buffelgrass Month: Last Chance!

Sabino Canyon Recreation Area 5900 N Sabino Canyon Rd, Tucson, AZ, United States

Join us on our last trip for Beat Back Buffelgrass Month with a day trip in Bear Canyon! Although this officially ends our Beat Back Buffelgrass Month efforts, we will be back to continue the fight against these invasive grasses.

Free

Community Volunteer Fair

Sky Island Alliance is joining 70 other local Tucson groups representing social, political, and environmental activism and civic causes for the biggest community volunteer event of the year! Once again, we'll gather with tables full of literature, petitions, and passions at The Historic Y. The festive atmosphere will feature food, drink and music in the...
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