About Friends of the San Pedro River

Friends of the San Pedro River is the face and voice of the San Pedro River. Friends is a mostly volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to conservation and restoration of the river through advocacy, education, interpretation, and fieldwork. They coordinates closely with the BLM and the land manager of the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area, a jewel among our National Conservation Lands. Moreover, the group engages with the local community and its leaders to promote the river as a vital and treasured resource.

From the blog

  • 08.22.17

    Don’t Change Our Monuments – Friends Grassroots Network Open Letter To Secretary Zinke

    Dear Secretary Zinke, We are community leaders representing thousands of local citizen-advocates and volunteer stewards of America’s land-based national monuments. We live in and represent the gateway communities to these treasured places–most of which are part of America’s National Conservation Lands, protected lands that stands proudly alongside our national parks … read more

  • 04.20.16

    The incredible accomplishments of the Friends Grassroots Network

    Let’s Begin With Thank You In honor of National Volunteer Week, the staff of the Conservation Lands Foundation would like to say thank you to the people who are part of the Friends Grassroots Network, made up of 63 of the best, most effective non-profit conservation organizations working in the U.S. today. … read more

  • 11.18.14

    Count, Tally and Report: Numbers Tell A Story

    Friends of the San Pedro River, based in southern Arizona, have been stewards, advocates and volunteers for this great desert waterway even before Congress designated it as a Riparian National Conservation Area on November 18, 1988. (Happy designation-birthday, SPRNCA!) Managing a bookstore, hikes, programs to local schools and community groups, input … read more

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