September 29th, 2011 eNewsletter

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Help Count Animals & Plants at Saguaro National Park
October 21st-22nd

Bio Blitz

Public Registration for the 2011 Saguaro BioBlitz inventory teams is now open! You are invited to join scientists in the field to find and identify species that live in Saguaro National Park during the BioBlitz on October 21-22, 2011.

Online registration can be found at Saguaro Cactuswww.nationalgeographic.com/bioblitz. Due to limited space on inventory teams, advance registration is required to ensure a spot on a team. Teams will be located in both east and west districts of the park, and check-in may take place in field stations where appropriate. This information will be available on the registration site.

Registration will close on October 13, 2011.

More information at:
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/field/projects/bioblitz/
http://www.nps.gov/sagu/index.htm

Today in the News!

Painted Hills: Court Upholds City of Tucson’s Water Service Area
The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled that Tucson is not legally obligated to serve water to a proposed subdivision in the Painted Hills in the Tucson Mountains.

Read more…

Pima County Denies Rosemont Mine’s Air Quality Permit
County says Rosemont failed to provide information showing it could comply with state and federal air quality regulations

Read more…

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Oracle Road Wildlife Crossings Highway Cleanup
This Saturday, Oct. 1, email gabe.wigtil@sonorandesert.org to help!
Oracle Rd Wildlife Crossing Location
The Coalition has adopted Oracle Road / State Route 77 from milepost 83 to 84, as part of the Adopt-A-Highway campaign. This section of the road encompasses two of the three wildlife crossings that are slated for construction in 2013. Our first cleanup is this Saturday, from 7am~10am. If you can help for all or any portion of the time, please let us know. We will provide breakfast foods, snacks, and water to refill your water bottles.
This is a great opportunity to check out the crossing locations firsthand and to get all the up-to-date information about the progress of the wildlife crossings! We will also be on the lookout for signs of wildlife to document their use of the area.
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Sky Island Alliance Speaker Series Continues
TONIGHT! 7:30pm at Zuzi! at the Historic Y, 738 N 5th Ave, FREE!

Author Ken Lamberton shares his knowledge of and passion for this magnificent place we all call home! View event poster. 

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