Building a Future for Our Streams

What a big weekend!  Last Friday I, that's Kristie, attended the class on Arroyo and Erosion Control with Watershed Management Group in Tucson. It was amazing.  So amazing that I asked if David could come and join us for the hands on portion of the class that was held in and near Sabino Creek on Saturday.  Luckily our teacher, Trevor Hare, said yes.  The group worked hard and learned a lot on a small arroyo that links to Sabino Creek.  We made Media Luna's, Zuni Bowls, One Rock Dams, and learned to read the landscape.  My brain is still buzzing! and we are very eager to apply what we learned to the land at Genius Loci. Looks like we'll be getting more rock! Thanks to Trevor and Watershed Management Group for this great learning experience!

 The journey begins early at Sabino Creek.

The journey begins early at Sabino Creek.

 Trevor explains the flow on this rill.

Trevor explains the flow on this rill.

 More on the rill.

More on the rill.

 Work begins on the first one rock dam at the mouth of the arroyo.

Work begins on the first one rock dam at the mouth of the arroyo.

 Second one rock dam completed.

Second one rock dam completed.

 Later in the day, we completed Zuni Bowls.

Later in the day, we completed Zuni Bowls.

 The Zuni bowls with one rock dam in head cut.  I think we may need a lot of these at GL as we have many head cuts!

The Zuni bowls with one rock dam in head cut.  I think we may need a lot of these at GL as we have many head cuts!

 OK! I'm Zuni bowl crazy!

OK! I'm Zuni bowl crazy!

 After a long, super satisfying and productive day, we finish up at the two one rock dams at the mouth of the arroyo.

After a long, super satisfying and productive day, we finish up at the two one rock dams at the mouth of the arroyo.