Riparian Repairs: Empire Gulch
Saturday, March 6, 2021 - 8:00am to 3:00pm
Participate in this Saturday workshop for a day of hands-on creek restoration in the Ciénega Creek watershed just south of Tucson. Join WMG's Restoration Director, Trevor Hare, and learn how to help slow, spread, and sink the water that flows through this area. Empire Gulch is an important tributary to Ciénega Creek—a perennial creek that is being considered for the reintroduction of beavers. Empire Gulch supports rare riparian habitat with large cottonwood and willow trees as well as endangered species, including the Chiricahua leopard frog, yellow-billed cuckoo and Mexican gartersnake.
During this workshop, Trevor will teach you how to address the damage that has been done to this area, and you'll be able to get your hands dirty building natural restoration structures such as one rock dams and Zuni bowls. This will be a physically distanced, mask-on event. This event is limited to 20 people.
Please note this is one of several volunteer workshops planned for Empire Gulch. If you want to register for the final volunteer workshop on March 20th, please register here.
This event is organized through the River Run Network. If you are not yet a member, we will add you to the Network when you register for this event. RRN membership is free and gives you access to exclusive creek walks, river restoration workshops, river clean-ups, and advocacy opportunities.