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GWP plant sale returns this October

By Ken Showers, The Copper Era – September 10, 2019

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SAFFORD — The Gila Watershed Partnership’s successful plant sale is making a return early next month at the Gila Native Plant Nursery.

The sale is scheduled for Oct. 4-5, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The GWP is promising more than 5,000 different native and “drought-tolerant” plants for sale.

“Landscape your yard with native plants. Plant your own pollinator garden or plant the ultimate, carefree desert landscape with cacti and succulents,” the GWP wrote in announcing the next sale.

At its previous plant sale in April, the GWP did steady business attracting a sizable group of buyers interested in the available plants that included shrubs, trees, flowers, vegetables and succulents.Read more


Thank you Valley Telecom!

August 2019

GWP would like to give a big thank you to Valley Telecom for underwriting the construction costs in bringing a fiber-optic internet connection to our new headquarters at EAC Discovery Park Campus! Valley Telecom is a home-grown company that got its start by bringing telephone services to farmers and ranchers in our corner of Arizona and New Mexico. They continue their loyalty and customer service ethics to this day, and we are proud to work with them! Learn more about Valley Telecom


GWP talks about the river during library presentation

By Ken Showers, The Copper Era – August 27, 2019

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Last week, the Gila Watershed Partnership asked people, “Have you heard what’s happening at the river?”

The GWP invited the public last Tuesday to a presentation by Science & Outreach Manager Kara Barron to bring the state of the river to the people.

Held at the Clifton Library, the presentation was well attended by the public.

Barron started with basics, describing exactly what is a watershed to the public and the mission of the GWP.

“Your watershed is the Upper Gila, and that’s this group’s focus,” Barron said.

She asked them what they thought they’d find on the San Francisco River. Trash was one of the replies, and Barron agreed. That’s why the GWP has been monitoring the condition of the river, thanks to a grant from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality….Read more


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