Desert Laboratory on Tumamoc Hill Lecture Series

Various dates 6-7:30 PM VIRTUAL EVENTS FREE Past, Present, and Future of the Santa Cruz River Heritage Reach The Santa Cruz River was the life blood of the earliest human settlements in Tucson (Chukshon,… MORE ›

Dragonfly Day on the Santa Cruz River

9 – 11:30 AM Virtual event FREE Celebrate the colorful dragonflies living along the Santa Cruz River! Event schedule: 9 to 10 a.m. Meet the Santa Cruz River! Learn about dragonflies and river ecology… MORE ›

POSTPONED: Santa Cruz River Trash Cleanup

8am-11AM Santa Cruz RiVer at El camino del cerro TUCSON, AZ To our wonderful Santa Cruz River cleanup volunteers, We will be rescheduling our April 19, 2020 cleanup event to prevent the spread… MORE ›

Dragonfly Day on the Santa Cruz River

9 AM–2 PM Crossroads at Silverbell Park 7548 N Silverbell Rd. • Tucson, AZ 85743 (Ramada #2 near baseball diamonds) Celebrate the colorful dragonflies living along the Santa Cruz River! Event schedule: 9am… MORE ›

Día de San Juan Fiesta

4:30–10 PM Mercado san agustin annex 267 s. avenida del convento tucson, az 85745 Fiesta and Santa Cruz River Heritage Project Launch El Día de San Juan is a traditional, family-friendly event welcoming… MORE ›

Gila Topminnow Riverside Picnic Dinner

6-9pm All ages welcome Celebrate the return of the Gila Topminnow and the flowing Santa Cruz River that created its healthy habitat. Toast to the Topminnow and view new artwork on the Loop… MORE ›

Gila Topminnow Returns Bike Ride

8-10Am All ages welcome   Does a fish need a bicycle? Well, no. But we’re celebrating the return of the Gila Topminnow to Tucson’s Santa Cruz River—and the new artwork honoring it—with a… MORE ›

Gila Topminnow Cocktails & Bike Decorating Party

5-8pm All ages welcome Bar food and drinks available for purchase   Celebrate the return of the fish (thanks to YOUR wastewater) to the Santa Cruz River with a commemorative cocktail, created especially… MORE ›

10th Annual Santa Cruz River Research Days

Pima Community College – Desert Vista Campus This FREE annual event is a venue for learning about research and conservation efforts exploring the Santa Cruz River’s natural and cultural resources. Inspire new research questions. Strengthen… MORE ›

River Visioning: Santa Cruz County

Help advocate for and protect the flowing Santa Cruz River within Santa Cruz County.  Tell us which elements of the river are most important and meaningful for you and your community. Perhaps your family… MORE ›

Living River Celebration and Report Release

Come celebrate your living Santa Cruz River! Sonoran Institute and Pima County are excited to share our latest Living River annual report on September 14th at the Pima County Joel D. Valdez Main… MORE ›

Santa Cruz River Research Days

This FREE annual event is a venue for learning about research and conservation efforts that pertain to the natural and cultural resources along the Santa Cruz River. Our goals for this event are to trigger new research questions, promote… MORE ›

Flowing Gems at the Southern Arizona Work Space

Do you know the Santa Cruz River is Tucson’s Living River? Come learn more about this flowing gem. That’s right, though many residents are familiar with its dry stretches, our river has stretches that… MORE ›