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June 2018

Peppersauce Cave Graffiti Removal and Restoration

June 22 - June 24
Peppersauce Cave, Peppersauce Cave, Oracle, AZ 85701
Oracle, AZ 85701 United States
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Peppersauce Cave is a on the north side of Mt. Lemon, north of Tucson. The cave has over 7300 feet of passages and is in the Coronado National Forest. We are in the middle of a yearlong graffiti removal and restoration effort removing tags in the cave, and we are looking for additional volunteers to help. This is one of the largest graffiti removal projects in the entire U.S. Forest system. The Central Arizona Grotto, the Phoenix area caving club…

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Pupfish Pond Installation in the Patagonia Mountains

June 26 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Corral Canyon, 785 San Rafael Valley Road
Patagonia, AZ 85624 United States
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Help install a pond to provide a backup breeding population for the endangered Desert Pupfish at a beautiful setting on a vineyard on the eastern edge of the Patagonia Mountains. This special location along Corral Canyon includes giant ancient emory oak trees, has had endangered Mexican garter snakes show up, has wild turkeys wander through every day, has had tree frogs, and one can frequently hear trogons or cuckoos calling nearby during the summer. On this specific workday we’ll be…

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Trail Build Tuesday at McKenzie Ranch

June 26 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
McKenzie Ranch Trailhead, 18670-18782 South Red Hill Ranch Road, Vail, AZ + Google Map
Free

Help SDMB and Pima County build Southern Arizona's first XC Mountain Bike Race Venue at McKenzie Ranch! Come out for Trail Build Tuesday, an evening of trail building on Tucson's east side near the Gabe Zimmerman TH. No experience is needed; we provide tools, instruction, and post-work frosty beverages. Tools are cached, so we can drive in to the work site or ride in. Bring your lights if you want to get a night lap in afterwards! Volunteers need to…

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Aravaipa Canyon Vinca Removal

June 28 @ 2:30 pm - July 1 @ 6:00 pm
The Nature Conservancy Guesthouse, Aravaipa Canyon-East
Klondyke, AZ 85643 United States
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THE WORK: 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 are continuing our work to remove the invasive plant vinca (or periwinkle) from the understory of the creek banks. This will require digging and fastidious removal of root material, with tools provided by Sky Island Alliance. We'll be bending, digging, getting dirty, and wet…

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July 2018

Aravaipa Canyon Vinca Removal

July 12 @ 2:30 pm - July 15 @ 6:00 pm
The Nature Conservancy Guesthouse, Aravaipa Canyon-East
Klondyke, AZ 85643 United States
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THE WORK: 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 are continuing our work to remove the invasive plant vinca (or periwinkle) from the understory of the creek banks. This will require digging and fastidious removal of root material, with tools provided by Sky Island Alliance. We'll be bending, digging, getting dirty, and wet…

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North of Nightfall: Tucson Premier

July 18 @ 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Loft Cinema
$10.00

SDMB is hosting Tucson's premier of the new Red Bull Media House film North of Nightfall at the Loft Cinema on Wednesday, July 18th! Tickets are only $7.50 for members and $10 for non-members, and all proceeds support development of 100-Acre Wood Bike Park. Get your tickets at https://loftcinema.org/film/north-of-nightfall/. To see the trailer and get stoked, go to: www.NorthofNightfall.com. About the film: Hidden among the glaciers, high in the Arctic Circle are mountain bike lines too incredible to ignore. Harsh…

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Green Mountain Trail Day

July 22 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
General Hitchcock Campground, E General Hitchcock Campground Rd
Mt. Lemmon, AZ 85619 United States
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We will be working on brushing and tread work. Most likely have a crew through-hike to brush back the vegetation and a separate crew hike and out and back. This trail day is sponsored by Tucson Endurance Performance Center. Up for grabs is a $50 gift card! This will be a heavy hiking day so please bring/wear: Water Gloves Hat Eye Protection Close-toed shoes Suncreen TORCA will provide after work snacks, beverages and tools. Most importantly FUN! Meeting place is…

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Native Plantings at Ramsey Canyon Ponds

July 30 @ 3:00 pm - August 1 @ 6:00 pm
The Nature Conservancy Ramsey Canyon Preserve, 27 E Ramsey Canyon Rd
Hereford, AZ 85615 United States
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BACKGROUND SIA is partnering with The Nature Conservancy's Ramsey Canyon Preserve to install native plants around some newly created ponds. Many native animals are sure to benefit from this new habitat, and we want to jump start the revegetation process with some plants that will be beneficial to as many species as possible. PROJECT SCHEDULE & LOCATION Volunteers can either join us for the entire project, and camp with us, or join us just for the work each day. Folks…

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August 2018

Peppersauce Cave Graffiti Removal and Restoration

August 10 - August 12
Peppersauce Cave, Peppersauce Cave, Oracle, AZ 85701
Oracle, AZ 85701 United States
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Free

Peppersauce Cave is a on the north side of Mt. Lemon, north of Tucson. The cave has over 7300 feet of passages and is in the Coronado National Forest. We are in the middle of a yearlong graffiti removal and restoration effort removing tags in the cave, and we are looking for additional volunteers to help. This is one of the largest graffiti removal projects in the entire U.S. Forest system. The Central Arizona Grotto, the Phoenix area caving club…

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CDO (Canada Del Oro) Trail Day

August 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mt. Lemmon Trailhead
Free

With over 250 trees removed by the TORCA Sawyers. We are able to finally start focusing on brushing back the encroaching briars. We'll hike down past the Sutherland split and continue previous brushing work. Plan on about a 5 mile out and back hike in addition to a couple hours of trail work. Please have: Water Gloves Hat Eye Protection Close-toed shoes Suncreen Snacks TORCA will provide tools, post work snack and cold beverages. Meet at the top of Ski…

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