Monthly Archives: March 2019

Amenity benefits from recharging the C-aquifer: a year-round stream in the heart of Flagstaff!

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with Paul Beier

Thursday, April 4th, 2019


Montoya Community Center

245 N. Thorpe Road

The City of Flagstaff is currently considering potential new release sites for our reclaimed water, with the goal of recharging the C-aquifer that supplies the City’s water supply. This creates an exciting opportunity to create a year-round stream 1-2 miles long in the heart of the City!

Join us on Thursday, April 4th to learn about the amenity benefits from the four release sites under consideration. Paul Beier will describe the City of Flagstaff’s “groundwater recharge feasibility study” and the potential benefits to the Rio and its tributaries – and the people who love the Rio.

The speaker, Paul Beier, is Regents’ Professor of conservation biology at NAU. He is best known for his work on design of wildlife corridors, animal movement, and systematic conservation planning, and his studies of mountain lions, deer, owls, and goshawks. He is former President of the Society for Conservation Biology, and currently Secretary of the Board of the Friends of the Rio.


March 7th: Springs Restoration on the Colorado Plateau

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Thursday, March 7th, 2019


Montoya Community Center, 245 N. Thorpe Road

Cerissa Hoglander has her Masters in Environmental Sciences & Policy and has worked with the Grand Canyon Trust since 2013.

After record-breaking snowfall on February 21st, 2019, many Flagstaffians are feeling pretty confident about the 2019 water supply and the beautiful Rio de Flag flowing through town.

But how do our riparian communities sustain themselves during the drier parts of the year?
Precious water from thousands of springs across Arizona provide are critical, sustained flows for our riparian systems.

We hope you can join us on Thursday, March 7th as we hear from Cerissa Hoglander, Land Conservation Program Manager with the Grand Canyon Trust. We’ll learn about her important work restoring springs on the Colorado Plateau.

Learn more about Grand Canyon Trust’s focus on water.