You are invited to join the Society of Ecological Restoration NAU Student Association for a synchronous screening of DamNation and a virtual panel discussion with river restoration experts to follow on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 5:30-7:30pm MST.
DamNation is a documentary on the building and removal of dams in the USA. You can watch the trailer here.
The virtual panel discussion will include Jane Marks (NAU), Michael Bogan (UA), and Bridget Deemer (USGS) and will be held on zoom after the screening. Zoom link will be provided at the screening.
Register for the screening here! The link and password will be provided on the screen after you submit your registration. Make sure to save that information and log a few minutes before the screening begins.
We have had to cancel our in-person meetings this spring – but now we are back with a zoom meeting on June 4 at 6:00. Dr. Ben Ruddell, Associate Professor, School of Informatics, Computing, and Cyber Systems, Northern Arizona University, will be discussing a citizen science possibility on the Rio de Flag. Perhaps you have seen one of the stations with a water level marker and a sign about how to participate. Dr. Ruddell will explain how to take part in the study. Please join us on June 4.
It is a great time to be outside, about the safest place to be these days according to several studies. We encourage all to get outside on the Rio de Flag. It is especially beautiful now with the trees leafing out and abundant bird song. Last week I was walking the section in Coconino Estates and a string quartet was playing in a back yard, right next to the FUTS trail. It was sublime. But we have an added reason to be out on the Rio – taking part in citizen science. Beauty, exercise, birdsong, and science – the Rio has it all.
Information on how to participate in the zoom meeting will be sent to our members. If you would like to be in on the meeting but do not get an invitation, please send an email to email@example.com.
February 16, 2 pm
MNA Branger Chase Auditorium
With John Carr and Christopher Tressler
Engineers with Coconino County Community Development
February 6 at 6:30 pm
At the Montoya Center
235 N Thorpe Rd
We have all seen the threat of flooding from the fire last summer and many of us helped place sandbags to prevent damage from possible flooding that occurs post-fire. What is the county’s role in flood mitigation and what are the plans going forward? John Carr and Christopher Tressler, engineers for Coconino County will give a short presentation and be able to answer questions about how the county is proceeding with flood mitigation work. Join us on February 6 at the Montoya Center to learn more.
Thursday January 2, 6:00-7:30 pm
Montoya Center, 245 Thorpe Rd
We wish you all a joyous New Year. In winter with short days and long nights, when snow covers the high country, it may appear that all the watershed is at rest. It is a good time to to reflect on the hard work we have done to protect and restore the Rio, and to voice our concerns and hopes for the future of Flagstaff’s watershed.
Please join us on Thursday, January 2nd at the Montoya Center at 6:00-7:30 for our annual potluck! Meet members of the Board (if you haven’t already) and learn about our 2019 work on the Army Corps project and the Watershed Plan.
Bring a friend and your favorite dish to share in this year’s feast
We will not be holding a regular meeting in December because the Montoya Center has closed the meeting rooms until January. We will hold our annual potluck on the first Thursday in January. Make sure to join us then for some good food and time to catch up with all that has been happening with the Rio.
Do you love the Rio, and want to help protect, restore, and improve it? Our long time board member Bryan Bates will be stepping down this year to run for County Supervisor, and we are looking for a few new board members. If you have a few hours a month and a desire to be involved, please talk to one of the board members during the potluck in January, or email Kathy Flaccus at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nov 7, 6:00 in the Montoya Center, 245 Thorpe Rd
Robert Wallace, Open Space Specialist
Join us on November 7 to hear Robert Wallace, the City’s Open Space specialist. He will be talking about the progress and plans for Picture Canyon, one of the jewels of the the Rio de Flag. Learn more about the wonderful places that Flagstaff has preserved all around town.
Sponsored by the City of Flagstaff, Sierra Club, Murdoch Center, Natural Channel Design, Be Resourceful, and the Friends of the Rio de Flag
Volunteer to Make a Difference in Flagstaff’s Southside
•Rio de Flag litter clean-up • Installation of stormwater drain signs
•Drawing for prizes •Family friendly event •Lunch for volunteers!
Meet at the Murdoch Center. Parking is limited, consider carpooling, walking, busing or biking!
Please wear sun protection and sturdy shoes. Bring your refillable water bottle.
For more info, contact Maggie Twomey at email@example.com (928) 213-2144