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Phoenix - Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area

Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area

Central AvenueTrailhead Parking Area

Sunday, April 22, 2012 (it’s Earth Day!)

8:00 am to 11:00 am

Celebrate Earth Day with the Water Sentinels!  We conduct monthly weed pulls and trash pick-ups in the Rio Salado Restoration Area.  We remove buffel grass and other invasive plants and we pick up trash and litter for about 2 to 3 hours.  The Sierra Club will provide snacks, drinks, and work gloves.  The City of Phoenix provides some tools, but if you have a pick or a bar that can be used to dig out buffel grass, please bring that along. Sierra Club will bring litter grabbers and trash bags.

We will meet at the Central Avenue Trailhead parking lot at 8 am on Sunday, April 22nd.  The parking lot is on the southeast side of the Central Avenue Bridge over the Salt River. The address isat 2439 South Central Ave Trailhead parking lot just south of downtown Phoenix .  The parking lot is on the northeast side of the Central Ave. Bridge over the Salt River. To get a map, go to:

Please bring a reusable water bottle (We will have ice cold drinking water to refill your bottle).  We want our volunteers to “just say no” to buying plastic water bottles and we want to minimize plastic bottle waste.  Please let me know if you need a reusable bottle and I will bring one for you.  Closed-toe shoes, long pants and sleeves, and a hat work best for this activity.  Also, please wear sun screen.  If you have a pair of work gloves, bring them along.  Sierra Club has work gloves for volunteers who don’t have their own.  

The Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area stretches along five miles of the Salt River just south of downtown Phoenix. Once a dump site, the Rio Salado is now a lush riparian corridor with five miles of paved and dirt trails. Bird watchers have spotted more than 200 species of birds (and counting...) in the Rio Salado's varied habitats from wetland ponds to mesquite bosque to cottonwood / willow forest.

For more information and to r.s.v.p. contact Steve Pawlowski at or (602) 254-9330 or Sandy Bahr at (602) 253-8633 or

SABCC Event Date: 
Sun, 04/22/2012 - 8:00am - 11:00am