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Seek the San Pedro

WHEN: Saturday, September 30, 9am-3pm
WHERE: The San Pedro River at the San Pedro House, 9800 E. Hwy. 90, Sierra Vista, AZ, 85650

This community event is hosted by the Arizona Wilderness Coalition, the Bureau of Land Management, and the Friends of the San Pedro River. Funding support for author talks is provided by the Arizona Humanities Council. Tucson Electric Power and the Friends of the San Pedro River are sponsoring free lunchtime refreshments.








Celebrate National Public Lands Day and the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area! Join us for a fun, family-friendly day of outdoor learning for kids, families and adults along the beautiful San Pedro River.

Activities include nature walks, exhibits, wildlife demonstrations, and the chance to learn more about water, birds, history and so much more! Nature walks will occur hourly in the morning, and there will be a writing workshop in the morning (registration is required for the writing workshop - see below). Against the lush backdrop of the San Pedro River, you can also enjoy readings and book-signings by well-known Arizona authors Thomas Cobb (speaking at 10am) and Jan Cleere (speaking at 11am).

Nationally recognized author Thomas Cobb will appear at 10am and read from his books on Arizona history, set in locations including the Galiuro and Chiricahua Mountains. Mr. Cobb is author of "Crazy Heart," the basis for the movie starring Jeff Bridges and Maggie Gyllenhaal. At 11am, the contributions to women to Arizona's history will be explored by Jan Cleere, author of "Levi's and Lace," "Never Don't Pay Attention" and a number of additional books on western history. The authors will be available for book signing, as well. 

Learn more about Thomas Cobb at
Learn more about Jan Cleere at

Participants may attend ongoing activities throughout the day, and all events are free and open to the public.

Nearly 20 local and national organizations have joined forces to host this unique outdoor event along the San Pedro River, including: The Arizona Wilderness Coalition, The Arizona Game and Fish Department, Friends of the San Pedro River, Friends of the Huachuca Mountains, Friends of Brown Canyon, Coronado National Forest, Coronado National Memorial, Tucson Electric Power, Empire Ranch Foundation, Gray Hawk Nature Center, The Nature Conservancy, Tucson Audubon, Viva la Verde, Archaeology Southwest, Fort Huachuca Fire and Emergency Services, and The Bureau of Land Management.

See the Facebook event page here.

Read the Press Release here!

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