The Friends of the San Pedro River (FSPR), founded in 1987, is a volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation and restoration of the river through advocacy, education, and interpretation. FSPR coordinates its activities with the BLM, the land manager of the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area (SPRNCA) and the National Conservation Lands. The board meets quarterly in Hereford, Arizona.
Celebrate the 29th Anniversary of the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area
Please consider a gift today...
The FRIENDS OF THE SAN PEDRO RIVER (FSPR) is the face and voice of the river!
The San Pedro River is:
a ribbon of life winding through the desert.
a corridor for millions of migratory birds.
the shade of cottonwoods and a cool breeze rustling the leaves of the gallery forest.
a Clovis point embedded in a mammoth skeleton.
the bustle of a train depot that once served the historic Tombstone silver mine a century ago.
The San Pedro River with its neighboring townsites preserves the Old West while it sustains the wildlife of today. Learn more at: www.sanpedroriver.org.
We know how much you care about the river and its future. Perhaps we met at Fairbank Day or the Spring Festival or Earth Day in the past year. You expressed your concern about groundwater pumping that threatens to lower the water table beneath the river and its cottonwood/willow forest. You shared your enjoyment of the great outdoors and your awe of nature its finest. Help us secure the future of this "Last Great Place" as the Nature Conservancy has called the San Pedro River.
Thanks to your support, we can look back on many accomplishments of the Friends of the San Pedro River in 2014: engaging the local community to advocate for water conservation measures and for protection of the river, providing scoping comments to BLM promoting good stewardship and sustainable management alternatives for the San Pedro Resource Management Plan, promoting youth education through our interpretive walks, school visits, and the video describing the function of cottonwoods in a healthy river system. Your support has made these accomplishments possible!
The milestone of the 29th Anniversary of the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area (SPRNCA) serves as a reminder of the commitment of the Friends of the San Pedro River â€“ our volunteer organization is one year older than the SPRNCA itself! And we have YOU to thank for that! The dollars from your generous donations and the hours of all of our many volunteers have enabled the Friends to continue to engage the public at our interpretive walks and local children during our educational programs through these many years.
Once again, your donation today will support the Friends as we advocate for river protection and promote good stewardship of the river.
Thank you for your support of the San Pedro River and the Friends!
Where We Work
What We Do
FSPR is dedicated to the conservation and restoration of the San Pedro River, its migratory and resident wildlife and other natural resources, its historic townsites and other cultural resources in the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area, and to the preservation of the aquifer below that sustains the river through dry seasons and times of drought.