Upcoming Events


Upper Gila Watershed Annual Forum

Friday-Saturday, February 21-22 @ Eastern Arizona College, Gherald L. Hoopes Jr. Activities Center
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Join us for the third annual Upper Gila Watershed Forum on February 21-22, 2020 at Eastern Arizona College, Gherald L. Hoopes Jr. Activities Center in Thatcher, Arizona. View agenda

This year’s topic, “Collaboration Across Boundaries,” will bring communities together to discuss river-based recreation for sustainable tourism, explore restoration along the Gila River, and revisit last year’s theme of adaptation to drought. The forum provides a place to share experiences and lessons learned with neighboring communities. All are welcome! Registration and check-in begins at 8:00 am on February 21st.

A light breakfast, lunch, and optional Saturday field trips are included in the cost of registration:
$25 Early Bird Registration Rate (ends February 14, 2020)
$35 Regular Admission and At-the-Door Registration (February 15-21, 2020)

*Registration fee is waived for all students and for non-students under certain circumstances (financial restraints, etc.).

Thank you to our sponsors:
Freeport-McMoRan, The Trust for Public Land, Valley Telecom Group, Eastern Arizona College, Southwest Decision Resources, Rivers Edge West.

For more information, please contact Julie Davis, Administrative Specialist, at: julie@gwpaz.org or (928) 424-3886.


San Francisco River Clean Up

Saturday, March 7th @ Riverside Park, Clifton, AZ
Directions to Riverside Park in Clifton, AZ


Come help clean our waterways!

Individuals, groups, and families are welcome to join us for our next clean up event on Saturday, March 7th from 8AM to 12PM. We will meet at the Riverside Park in Clifton, under the Ramada at 8AM for check-in and a safety briefing.

Bring your own re-usable water bottle and we will provide the water. Hats, sunglasses, and closed toed shoes are highly recommended. Gloves, safety vests, and garbage bags will be provided. All volunteers will receive a free lunch and 10% off at Chase Creek Marketplace on the day of the event.

RSVP is required for lunch.

To RSVP or for more information, contact: Kara Barron, Science & Outreach Manager, Gila Watershed Partnership at (928) 424-3886 or email: kara@gwpaz.org.

In partnership with SEACAB, ADEQ, Town of Clifton, Freeport-McMoRan and Friends of the Frisco.


Gila Native Plant Nursery – Spring Plant Sale

Friday-Saturday, April 3-4, 2020 @ Gila Native Plant Nursery

Directions to Gila Native Plant Nursery

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Landscape your yard with native plants! Plant your own pollinator garden or plant the ultimate, carefree desert landscape with cacti & succulents. Hundreds of native and drought-tolerant plants for sale including a variety of native desert trees, cacti succulents, native grasses, and pollinator plants. We’ll have some plant varieties that we haven’t offered before, so come and see what’s new!

For more information, contact: Steve Plath at (928) 424-3886 or email: steve.plath@gwpaz.org.


Frisco Float & Trail: Great Duck Race

Saturday, April 25, 2020 @ Clifton Northernmost Bridge

The first plastic duck river race; a.k.a “The Great Duck Race”, will happen on April 25th in Clifton between the 3 historic bridges along the San Francisco River. All funds will go toward planning and permitting to create a recreational space along the San Francisco River as it flows through Clifton.

How it works? You purchase a duck ($10) or two ($20) or three ($25), and are given a number for each duck. The day of the race, the numbered ducks will be released into the San Francisco River at the northernmost bridge and will “race” to the to the southernmost bridge, about a mile. The first duck to cross the finish line will earn its owner the grand prize…a kayak complete with safety vest and paddle!

Ducks can be purchased by clicking here.
For more information click 
here, or call 480-745-0637 or 928-865-4762.


For a complete list of upcoming events contact us: info@gwpaz.org

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