Archive for the ‘Friends Of Sabino Canyon’ Tag

Sabino Canyon To Reopen With Partial Services   3 comments

CJ Woodard, Santa Catalina District Ranger

On Friday, September 18, 2020, District Ranger conducted a guided tour for Partner members ahead of the Scheduled Reopening of Sabino Canyon Recreational Area on September 21, 2020. Fifteen Partner members, five each from:

Friends of Sabino Canyon
Sabino Canyon Volunteer Nationalists
Santa Catalina Volunteer Patrol

In addition to the following video, images of the Drive-thru are in this Flickr Album.

Standing With Giants   4 comments

Standing with Gaints-2 blogKenne Turner, David W. Lazaroff, Steve Plevel, and Bob Barnacastle

Yesterday I was honored to be MC at the graduation event for sixteen new naturalists, which included recognizing the founders of the Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists (SCVN), David W. Lazaroff, Steve Plevel and Bob Barnacastle. In 1977 these guys began formulating what became SCVN. It was a pleasure to stand along side of such giants in our organization.Their continuing support is a reflection of the quality of SCVN.

Big THANKS to all who made yesterday’s event a great success.



The Wild For The Wilderness Event Was All About Children   Leave a comment

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Children at the SCVN Booth at the Wild for the Wilderness Event In Sabino Canyon (November 8, 2014) — Images by kenne

The long-planned and awaited celebration marking the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act signed by President Johnson, “Wild for the Wilderness” took place in Sabino Canyon this past Saturday. Over forty organizations participated providing nature and wilderness activities, including nature walks, exhibits, and activities designed to test wilderness skills.  The event was sponsored by the USDA Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Sierra Club, Friends of Sabino Canyon, and several other partners. Hundreds of volunteers help create many lasting memories for visitors to the Sabino Canyon Recreation Area in the Santa Catalina Mountains.


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Music In The Canyon, A Photo Essay   7 comments

Music In The Canyon, A Photo Essay by kenne (To see larger images in a slideshow format, click on any of the above images.)

Yesterday, Friends of Sabino Canyon had their annual Music In The Canyon fund-raising event and from all appearances, it was a resounding success. Both the Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists (SCVN) and the Sabino Canyon Volunteer Patrol (SCVP) were among the many volunteers helping to contribute to the event’s success. By having a children’s area and SCVN information/recruitment booth, we were able to not only entertain children, but show event goers some of the programs we are able to conduct for the community with funds generated by Friends of Sabino Canyon.

This photo essay starts before the gates opened at 11:00 am to after 3:00 pm, which I was able to take during breaks from helping man the SCVN booth. 


listen to nature

and hear the music of life

life pursues music

— kenne

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