Canyon Echoes- February Actions!

By Newsroom America Feeds at 12 Feb 18:15

"Nature is not a place to visit. It is home." ~ Gary Snyder

In this issue:

Volunteers Needed: Help Burrowing Owls! Make Your Voice Heard! A Night of Art and Activism with Tom Neilson Take Action to Protect Public Lands Happenings Around the State Please Support Our Work!

Volunteers Needed: Help Burrowing Owls!

Help give burrowing owls a second chance out of the path of development!

Saturday, February 17th 9:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M. Pearce, Arizona

We will be helping Wild at Heart, a volunteer organization dedicated to preservation of Arizona's native wildlife, build burrows for burrowing owls.We will be working on lands near Pearce, Arizona in Cochise County. Carpooling from the Phoenix area is available. All tools are provided. Gloves will be available, but if you have a favorite pair of your own you may want to bring them along.

Learn more by watching a short video on burrowing owls and the relocation project. This is a great way to help out the owls!

For more information please contact Sandy Bahr at (602) 253-8633 or


Make Your Voice Heard!

Last Wednesday, more than 250 people came to the Arizona Capitol to participate in Environmental Day at the Capitol and meet with their legislators. Nearly all -- 29 out of 30 -- districts were represented and participants met with legislators from all but three of the legislative districts. Thanks to everyone who helped plan it and who participated in this important day.

If you missed the day, but are interested in participating in environmental advocacy with the Arizona Legislature, please consider doing the following. Sign up for our weekly Legislative Updates:

You will learn about key issues on which to take action and also what is happening at the Capitol in committees and on the floor.

Sign up for the Legislature's Request to Speak system here:

Select "Create an account" and fill out the information. You will need to either come to the Capitol once to validate it or contact Sandy Bahr at and she will validate it for you. Afterwards, you can register your support or opposition to a bill while it is in committee from your home computer.

Come to the Capitol! The Legislature is in session Monday through Thursday from the second Monday in January until late April or early May.

Help elect environmentally-friendly candidates! Contact Grand Canyon Chapter Political Committee Chair, Dale Volz, to find out how you can get involved in our efforts to evaluate and support candidates. He can be reached at

For more information, contact Sandy Bahr at 602-253-8633 or

A Night of Art and Activism with Tom Neilson

Join us next month for two live performances from folk musician and activist Tom Neilson.

Friday, March 2 7:30 P.M. Fiddler's Dream Coffee House 1702 E Glendale Ave, Phoenix

Suggested donation is $15, and all proceeds benefit the Sierra Club Grand Canyon Chapter. Limited space available, please RSVP with donation to (623) 640-6895. Find more information here:

Saturday, March 3 6:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M. Granite Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation 882 Sunset Ave (2 blocks behind Tru Value), Prescott

Suggested donation is $15. Saturday's event is sponsored by Northern AZ Move to Amend and Yavapai Group of Sierra Club.

From Tom's website ( "Tom provides a voice for those who believe in the power of folk music to effect change. His award-winning songs of humor and compassion have been performed in 21 countries on 5 continents. His lyrics are celebrated for their sophistication, political astuteness, & wit.

His travels are reflected in his songs, intertwined with farm roots and a fervent commitment to social justice, as he writes about historical and current events. He has been at the for-front in helping communities organize against water privatization, mountain top removal, nuclear energy, incinerators, GMOs, fracking, & toxic waste."


Please Support Our Work!

Our work depends on the support of people like you. Please consider making a donation to further our efforts to protect Arizona's wild lands, wildlife, people, and places. Thank you so much!

Donate online here:


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