Our creek walk starts at the confluence area of the two creeks that feed the Rillito River – the Tanque Verde Creek and the Pantano Creek. We’ll cover some ground – up to 2.5 miles roundtrip, so be prepared to walk at a good clip and bring along a flashlight for the return. We’ll be walking in the gorgeous floodplain of the Tanque Verde Creek, one of the few remaining connected floodplains in central Tucson that has not been channelized. Our destination is to visit the wild Mexican elderberry forest along the floodplain. Historically the confluence area was a ciénega or wetland that supported a lush riparian ecosystem and indigenous settlement. WMG’s Executive Director, Lisa Shipek, will be leading this creek walk.
This will be a physically distanced, mask-on event. This event is limited to 10 people.
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.