When You and the River Meet

Numbers and dots on a map do not say everything about the river’s value. The community’s experiences and stories are equally important. —Amanda Smith, Program Coordinator Over the course of several months, I… 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 ›

Celebrating a Healthy Santa Cruz River

Newly Released Living River Report Highlights Return of the Gila Topminnow The health of the Santa Cruz River continues to improve significantly. The return of aquatic wildlife to the river is proof that… MORE ›

Living River Celebration and Report Release

8:00-10:00 am Come celebrate your living Santa Cruz River! Sonoran Institute and Pima County are excited to share our latest Living River annual report on October 14th. We’ll be gathering at the outfall… MORE ›

Santa Cruz River Case Statement

Read our case statement for more information on challenges facing the Santa Cruz River and how we plan to achieve our vision.

Santa Cruz River

Join us Sonoran Institute is committed to leading the continued restoration of the Santa Cruz River, our jewel in the desert, and we want everybody in our region to join us.   Whether you live in the San Rafael… 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 ›

Living River Project Receives Award

2018 National Environmental Achievement Award The Pima County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to recognize the Pima County Living River Project Steering Committee and its partners, Sonoran Institute and the United States Environmental… MORE ›

From Ghost River to Living River

The Tucson All Souls Procession is moving this year and I couldn’t be happier. This year’s route will parallel a stretch of our Santa Cruz River. In my mind, there is no better… MORE ›