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June 2017

Tree Care and Firewise Workshop in Prescott Valley area

June 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Prescott-area homeowners will have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of tree biology, proper tree installation, initial care, growth, development and the benefit of trees for the homeowner and the community. Also, learn proper maintenance of surrounding landscape To protect your home from wildfire with our FireWise session in the class. A demonstration planting will be included. Presented by: Certified Arborists from the Arizona Community Tree Council and Representatives from the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management and in…

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Fruit Tree Care in Arizona Edible Urban Landscapes

June 9 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Agenda: 8:30am – 9:00am registration 9:00 – 10:00 Selection of fruit trees for edible landscaping.  Species and varieties that are suited for the various Arizona zones, including needed chill hours, water needs, pollination, tree size, tree lifespans, and microclimate considerations. Fruit trees come in four different sizes: Standard, semi-dwarf, dwarf, and less commonly, super-dwarf. How to choose a tree that will fit your space perfectly including when to consider growing urban fruit trees in containers. Successive ripening considerations. 10:00 –…

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Buffelgrass Removal

June 14 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Contact for more event details: Marilyn Hanson mfhanson@comcast.net Doug Siegel, Natural Resource Specialist, Pima County Natural Resources Parks & Recreation, 520-877-6063, Dsiegel@pima.gov

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Buffelgrass Removal

June 17 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am

The Coronado Foothills Weedwackers work on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month. We generally work Skyline Rd., north of Skyline Rd between Campbell and Swan, and the Finger Rock wash. In the summer we start at 6:30 a.m. working for 1 1/2 hours, and in the winter at 7:00 a.m. for 2 hours. Please contact Marge at mhumph67@aol.com for exact time and location. If you have a digging bar and/or pick, bring them. Always wear sunscreen and bring…

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Buffelgrass Removal

June 17 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Contact for event details: Marilyn Hanson mfhanson@comcast.net Doug Siegel, Natural Resource Specialist, Pima County Natural Resources Parks & Recreation, 520-877-6063, Dsiegel@pima.gov

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Grand Canyon Star Party

June 17 @ 6:00 pm - June 24 @ 1:00 am
Grand Canyon, AZ 86052 United States + Google Map

Due to its dark skies and clean air, Grand Canyon offers one of the best night sky observing sites in the United States. For eight days in June, park visitors explore the wonders of the night sky on Grand Canyon National Park's South Rim with the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association and on the North Rim with the Saguaro Astronomy Club of Phoenix. Amateur astronomers from across the country volunteer their expertise and offer free nightly astronomy programs and telescope viewing.…

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Arizona Environmental Resources Roadshow

June 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Willcox Community Center, 312 W. Stewart St.
Willcox, AZ 85643 United States
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The Arizona Environmental Resources Roadshow connects citizens to information and resources to support local efforts to maintain and beautify their community. The program has evolved as a unique public/private collaboration among ADEQ, ADOT Adopt a Highway, and Keep Arizona Beautiful.

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Trail Skills Institute

June 24

This collaboration between the Arizona Trail Association (ATA) and American Conservation Experience (ACE) will teach valuable skills to volunteers, including those who have been involved in trail projects for many years. Drawing upon thousands of hours on the trail and in the classroom, including some of the most daunting trail projects you can imagine, ACE staff will inspire, educate, and give you the skills you need to be an effective steward and trail volunteer. From learning more about arid lands…

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Buffelgrass Removal

June 28 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Contact for event details: Marilyn Hanson mfhanson@comcast.net Doug Siegel, Natural Resource Specialist, Pima County Natural Resources Parks & Recreation, 520-877-6063, Dsiegel@pima.gov

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Sustainable Living Forum – Water Harvesting

June 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Local First Arizona is partnering with Green Living Magazine, Laura Tanzer, Mrs. Green’s World, Borderlands Brewing Company, and Delectables Restaurant for a free ten-part series of speaking events, where experts in the community will share their thoughts and encourage discussion  about a different topic each month. The goal of the series is to inform and empower guests on how to live a more sustainable lifestyle. The best part about rainwater harvesting is the savings on your water bill! Harvesting water also keeps the rainwater…

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