Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Hey Hey, It's Water Day: June 1

Posted By on Wed, May 27, 2009 at 7:16 AM

The great folks of the Empire Fagin Coalition and Save the Scenic Santa Ritas have organized a day of activities on Monday, June 1, to focus public attention on the important role the Davidson Canyon/Las Cienegas watershed plays in our ecology. It's called Water Day 2009.

This fragile and indispensable network of streams, riparian zones, and canyons runs from the Rosemont area in the Santa Rita Mountains, through Davidson Canyon, and into Las Cienegas Preserve, eventually recharging the city of Tucson’s water supply.

With the proposed Rosemont Copper Mine (in the Santa Rita foothills) and the proposed limestone quarries on State Land spanning both sides of Davidson Canyon, this critical watershed is facing great peril. Water Day 2009 organizers ask all citizens to take immediate action to protect this watershed.



Water Day 2009 Schedule:
8:00 am
Declaration of Water Day 2009
Ray Carroll, Pima County Supervisor
El Presidio Park, Downtown Tucson

9:00 to 11:00 am
Free Water and Information to Travelers on Highway 83
Toxin-Free Water compliments of The Empire-Fagan Coalition and Save the Scenic Santa Ritas

12:00 noon
Press and Public Hiking Tour of Davidson Canyon
Visit the springs that feed Las Cienegas and Tucson

3:00 to 5:00 pm
Free Water and Information to Travelers on Highway 83
Toxin-Free Water compliments of The Empire-Fagan Coalition and Save the Scenic Santa Ritas

5:00 pm
The Water Parade (Open to the Public)
A Procession of Water Molecules, Water Nymphs, and All Things Watery Down the Old Sonoita Highway

6:00 pm
Rally to Save Davidson Canyon
Old Sonoita Highway, Across from proposed mining sites

For More Info, call Mike Carson at 975-4461, e-mail him at mike@empirefagan.org or visit www.empirefagan.org, or

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