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Water Roots – River Walk: A sunset tour to illustrate a new vision for the Rillito
August 28, 2018, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Water Roots is on the move with Watershed Management Group! Join us for a special sunset walking tour along the Rillito that will highlight river restoration opportunities and actions and the local flora and fauna, including Mexican free-tail bat viewing from the Campbell Street Bridge.
Don’t forget your walking shoes. We will begin at St. Phillip’s Plaza for a 1-mile loop on the Rillito River Park Trail, and venture downstream to the Mountain Avenue Loop bridge to compare current conditions with Watershed Management Group’s vision and plan for a restored Rillito River.
WMG, in partnership with local artist Dennis Caldwell, has developed five illustrations of Tucson rivers, restored with regular flows, which will be shared at this event. More discussion and mingling will follow at Arizona Wine Collective, including an opportunity to take action by joining WMG’s River Run Network.
Start: 5:30 p.m. at St. Phillip’s Plaza, 4280 N Campbell Ave, Tucson – meet at southwest corner near the entrance to the river walk.
Ending Location: Happy Hour at Arizona Wine Collective, in St. Phillip’s Plaza, 4280 N Campbell Rd., #155
Catlow Shipek is the Policy and Technical Director and a founding member of Watershed Management Group. He co-leads WMG’s developing River Run Network, which is dedicated to the restoration of Tucson’s rivers and creeks.
Trevor Hare is WMG’s River Restoration Biologist focused on restoration planning, project implementation, and citizen-science monitoring.
Dennis Caldwell is a graphic artist and naturalist with over 30 years’ experience in graphic arts and conservation biology.
This is part of our Water Roots series. Learn more about the series here.