Recent presentations feature CCRN’s work

The recharge network approach offers solutions to some of Arizona’s most vexing water resource problems, as demonstrated by three recently recorded presentations featuring CCRN.

At the last workshop of the Willcox Water Project on July 8, Holly Richter of the Nature Conservancy and Mark Apel of Cochise County gave presentations via Zoom. The workshop delved into efforts to preserve the San Pedro River and how lessons learned could help stop the decline of the Willcox Basin. Watch the recorded presentations here.

On July 14, Audubon Arizona hosted a webinar titled “The Cochise Conservation and Recharge Network: How it Helps the San Pedro River.” This talk discussed how CCRN was designed to help sustain the San Pedro River and the groundwater on which local communities and the river depend. Watch the recorded webinar here.

On August 27, The Nature Conservancy hosted a presentation called “As the River Flows: The San Pedro Story.” This was the second installment of Field Notes Live presentations and told the story of the river and how the Conservancy and its partners are working to restore and replenish. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick attended the webinar and surprised attendees with a Special Congressional Recognition plaque presented to The Nature Conservancy and its “wet-dry” volunteers. These “Water Heroes” are a group of more than 80 volunteers who map the river during the hottest time of the year and have been collecting this valuable data for 22 years. Their efforts are used to create the annual Wet Dry maps, which lead to real conservation benefits for the San Pedro River. In recognizing these efforts, Kirkpatrick noted the  “…wide impact on our ability to care for the San Pedro river. We have to continue to be vigilant and protect our water resources. Your efforts are more needed than ever.”

Watch The Nature Conservancy’s recorded presentation here.

Mission

The mission of the Cochise Conservation & Recharge Network (CCRN) is to implement a regional network of land and water management projects that result in a healthy watershed, flowing San Pedro River, conservation of water resources, and a vibrant local economy.

Member Organizations

The CCRN was formed in 2015, and includes Cochise County, the City of Sierra Vista, The Nature Conservancy, Hereford Natural Resources Conservation District, and the City of Bisbee.