Located in one of the most beautiful areas of Southeast Arizona,
Sonoita Creek is a gift to the animals, plants and people who live there.
Research, Restore, Educate & Collaborate
Founded in 2004, Friends of Sonoita Creek (FOSC) works to protect and restore the water and natural habitat of Sonoita Creek and its watershed. We inform residents and visitors about the importance of Sonoita Creek to life forms and its relationship to the geography through hands-on activities, presentations, hikes, and financial support to kindred organizations.
Sonoita Creek flows a distance of 30 miles, above and below ground, southwest from Sonoita into the Santa Cruz River north of Nogales. The watershed drains 258 square miles, has unique geological features, seven biomes with a great diversity of plant and animal species, and vast natural beauty.
It is a cultural crossroads with protected ancient archaeology sites, a Spanish colonial past, and mining, ranching and railroad history.
Annual Meeting -- Watershed Restoration Ecology
Sat., April 8 -- 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Meet at the Cemetery Trailhead
Guest Speakers Aaron Mrotek of The Nature Conservancy and Howard Buchanan of The Tucson Audubon Society will talk about their watershed restoration projects and how they benefit the community.
The Cemetery Trail begins at the southwestern end of Doc Mock Park in Patagonia, Arizona. In case of inclement weather the meeting will be held in Cady Hall, next to the Patagonia Library.
10 a.m. Speakers
11 a.m. Refreshments at Cady Hall
11:15 a.m. Slide show and Annual Meeting
Volunteer Opportunities -- Join Us
Water Quality Sampling
Wed, Mar. 29 -- 8:00 a.m. Meet at Paton Center, 477 Pennsylvania Av, Patagonia
Wed, Apr. 26 -- 8:00 a.m. Meet at Paton Center, 477 Pennsylvania Av, Patagonia
Water quality sampling gives insights into natural impacts and impacts to the environment caused by human activity of upstream land and water uses, documenting potential changes over time.
Sat, Mar. 11 Harshaw Creek -- 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Meet at Patagonia Post Office, 100 N Taylor Lane.
Sun, Mar. 12 Sonoita Creek -- 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Meet at Paton Center, 477 Pennsylvania Av, Patagonia
Wet-Dry mapping seeks to precisely locate where above ground water is flowing in order to better understand future impacts on the creek over time.
To participate or for more information contact us at email@example.com