The August Meeting
Threats to the Arizona’s Ironwood Forest Monument
QCDC August Meeting Saturday, August 19
Kino Conference Center, 3 PM
1450 E. Quail Creek Crossings
The Public is Welcome
William Thornton will discuss President Trump’s executive order to review 22 monuments over 100,000 acres created after 1996 that could result in downsizing or outright elimination of Arizona’s Ironwood Forest National Monument.Thornton is a second-generation native Arizonan and life-long desert plant lover. He joined the Friends of Ironwood Forest after participating in several work days removing invasive buffelgrass from the habitat of the endangered Nichols Turks Head cactus in Ironwood Forest National.
The After Meeting Pot Luck in August will be hosted by John & Kathie Murphy, 2564 E. Murdoch Ct. in QC. Directions are below. Please BYOB.
Please RSVP with what you will be bringing to firstname.lastname@example.org
Assault on Clean Water
Everyone deserves clean water. Period. And yet the Trump Administration, led by Scott Pruitt at EPA, are trying to repeal clean water protections for one in three Americans.
In 2015, the EPA passed its Clean Water Rule, which protected streams, wetlands, and other water sources that provide water for 117 million Americans. This common-sense clarification helped protect upstream sources of water that had been largely unprotected and was the result of over 400 community hearings and 1200 peer-reviewed scientific studies.
But now the Trump Administration is trying to repeal this rule in a giant giveaway to polluters. At a time when we should be focusing on protecting water quality for Americans, this puts too many, especially rural communities that depend on well water, at risk.
Send in your comment now to oppose the repeal or reconsideration of the Clean Water Rule. Simply click on the header of this announcement and fill out the form to your legislator.
The September Meeting
Author Margaret Regan has two prize-winning books on immigration and will be the speaker at the September 16th Meeting held in the Kino Center at QC. The public is welcome.
Her most recent book, “Detained and Deported: Stories of Immigrant Families Under Fire” (2015), won a starred review in Publishers Weekly. It looks at the fate of undocumented immigrants who are arrested long after they’ve established lives and families in the United States. “The Death of Josseline: Immigration Stories from the Arizona-Mexico Borderlands (2010) investigates the tragedy of migrant deaths in the desert. Both were named Top Picks in the Southwest Books of the Year competition.
The October Meeting
A BBQ and social are planned for October. Details will be coming soon. Save the date – October 21, 2017.