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Judith Meyer

“I am grateful to have this organization working towards the goals I support.”

Rosemont Mine Comment Deadline Extended

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 Have you thought to yourself "what can I do about the proposed Rosemont mine?"Now that the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) has been released, you can help by submitting comments on the DEIS! Your voice is so important in this process – the Forest Service needs to hear from our communities! Read on to find out about the opportunities to comment.

Friends of the Desert #42

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In this issue: A Wild Way to Create Jobs, The Value of Conserving Wildlife, Solar Development that is Good for the Sonoran Desert?, Rosemont Mine: It Just Doesn’t Add Up, What Will State Trust Reform Really Look Like?, and more!

Highway Cleanup a Success!

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On October 1st, twelve outstanding volunteers joined with Coalition staff to pick up trash along north Oracle Road between mileposts 83 and 84. This section of the road encompasses two of the three wildlife crossings that are slated for construction beginning in 2013. The roadway had been neglected for quite a while and needed a lot of work to make it clean again. Our volunteers filled 25(!) bags full of trash in just two hours! We were also saddened to find several instances of roadkill during the cleanup and know that the wildlife crossings can’t come soon enough. Our next cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, January 7, 2012. Please come out and join us as we continue our stewardship of the Oracle Road wildlife crossings!

Oracle Rd Wildlife Crossings Highway Cleanup – Oct. 1st

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 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 beginning in 2013. Our first cleanup will be on October 1st. 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. Read on to find out how you can help!

Saguaro National Park BioBlitz

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October 21st-22ndThe BioBlitz is a unique combination of taxonomic inventory, public outreach, and science education. Your help is needed to count every living thing in the park, in 24 hours.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 on for more information!

Saguaro National Park Labor Day Run – September 5th

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The Coalition is honored to be a beneficiary of this event. This race features 8-mile and 5k courses looping through a cactus forest in the foothills of the scenic Rincon Mountains at Saguaro National Park East. Click here for more information and to register to run! Lots of prizes and awards for participants, plus a great way to experience Saguaro National Park!