Native Plantings: Southern Galiuro Ponds

Opportunity Type: 
Volunteer
Location of Opportunity: 
Off Campus
Host Department/Organization: 

Sky Island Alliance

Opportunity Description: 

On this trip you will help us install native plants to jump start the revegetation process around the ponds we are building this month. This work will ensure that there is a good variety of plants to support local wildlife, especially pollinators!

BACKGROUND

SIA has partnered with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, and Tom Biebighauser of Wetland Restoration and Training LLC to install ponds near the Muleshoe Ranch in the southern Galiuros to provide habitat for lowland leopard frogs, and potentially endangered Gila topminnows and desert pupfish. Many native bird, bat, dragonfly and butterfly species are sure to benefit from the new habitat as well. On this trip we will be installing native plants to jump start the revegetation process around the ponds and make sure there is a good variety of plants that will be beneficial to local wildlife.

PROJECT SCHEDULE & LOCATION

  • Friday: Meet at 2:30 pm at our office: 406 S 4th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701 at the SW corner of 4th Ave and 14th St. To carpool or caravan to the site. There is plenty of parking in our lot off 14th as well as along the streets.
  • Friday/Saturday: If you'd prefer to meet us at the worksite, Please join us after 5:00 pm Friday or by 8:30 am Saturday (directions will be sent to registered participants) keep a lookout for our green SIA signs pointing the way.
  • Saturday: We will start work around 8:30 am, work throughout the day with a break for lunch, and be back to the office by 7:00 pm (or earlier).

THE WORK AND WHAT TO KNOW

We will be installing native plants that will benefit pollinators and wildlife, as well as help the site return to a natural appearance as soon as possible. Be prepared to get dirty, maybe even muddy, but rest assured that there will be tasks for all levels of ability.

WHAT TO BRING
Water, snacks, and lunch.
Binoculars – this is a fabulous birding spot!
Sturdy footwear (ex. hiking boots) that you don’t mind getting dirty or muddy
Sun Protection (ex. wide-brimmed hat, sunblock, long sleeved shirt and long pants)
SIA will provide all tools and work gloves, though if you have a pair of gloves you like, feel free to bring them.

Questions?
Contact Carianne Campbell at carianne@skyislandalliance.org

Address: 

2501 E. Harris Ranch Rd Willcox, AZ 85643

Time Commitment: 

Overnight Trip Friday, December 8 2:30pm - Saturday, December 9 7Pm

Paid Position: 
No
How to apply: