Upcoming LGRC Meetings

Biannual LGRC Partnership Meetings

2021 Goals:

  • Share successes and identify opportunities to collaboratively achieve the LGRC vision and mission

  • Provide a forum for networking and information sharing

DETAILS

The full partnership convenes biannually.

Next meeting: Fall 2021

Contact the facilitation team at Southwest Decision Resources for more information: Jessica@swdresources.com

LGRC Leadership Council Meetings

2020 Goals:

  • Affirm regional priorities for restoring, enhancing, and achieving mutual benefits along the Lower Gila River

  • Continue to build leadership level support for the LGRC

DETAILS

The Leadership Council meets twice a year. The public is welcome to attend these meetings.

The Leadership Council met virtually July 29, 2020. For more information, view the meeting notes and press release.

Next meeting: 2021 TBD

Contact the facilitation team at Southwest Decision Resources for more information: Jessica@swdresources.com

LGRC Restoration Working Group

GOALS

  • Identify, map, and refine potential project areas and potential restoration activities

  • Develop prioritization criteria

  • Establish water quality and quantity monitoring and research to inform restoration planning and decision-making

  • Monitor project success and test new techniques to inform future project decisions

  • Pursue grants and new projects collaboratively

WORKING GROUP DETAILS

The Restoration Working Group meets every other month, on the 3rd Wednesday.

Next meeting: October 20, 2021 at 8:30 AM

Contact the co-leads for more information:

Flood Control District, Maricopa County, Theresa Pinto - tmp@mail.maricopa.gov

Audubon Arizona, Tice Supplee - tice.supplee@audubon.org

RiversEdge West, Mark Briggs - mark@riversedgewest.org

Current participants include: US Fish & Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, RiversEdge West, Geosystems Analysis, Pheasants Forever, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Buckeye Irrigation District, Arizona Game & Fish Department, City of Avondale, City of Buckeye, Gila Watershed Partnership, Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management, Arizona Public Service, US Bureau of Reclamation, private landowners, and more.

LGRC Outreach and Engagement Working Group

GOALS

  • Coordinate existing events and outreach

  • Increase opportunities for STEM education, stewardship, and natural resources career development

WORKING GROUP DETAILS

The Outreach and Engagement Working Group meets approximately every other month.

Next meeting: September 30 at 10:00-11:30am

Contact the facilitation team at Southwest Decision Resources for more information: Jessica@swdresources.com

Current participants include: WESTMARC, Arizona State University, Estrella Mountain Community College, Flood Control District of Maricopa County, City of Avondale, City of Buckeye, City of Goodyear, Arizona Public Service, Audubon of Arizona, Markit!Forestry, and more.

LGRC Recreation Working Group

GOALS

  • Inventory existing and potential recreation access locations

  • Promote legal, safe recreation access and activities

  • Coordinate among recreation managers to plan and implement regional trails and recreation plans

WORKING GROUP DETAILS

Next meeting: October 27th at 1:00-2:30 PM

Co-leads:

  • City of Buckeye, Bob Wisener - rwisener@buckeyeaz.gov

Contact the facilitation team at Southwest Decision Resources for more information: Anna@swdresources.com

Current participants include: City of Avondale, City of Buckeye, City of Goodyear, City of Phoenix, Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department, Flood Control District of Maricopa County, Bureau of Land Management, and community members.

LGRC Economic Development and Tourism Working Group

2020 Goals:

  • Identify shared regional priorities for river-related economic development

  • Coordinate with Rio Reimagined around a shared agenda, including Opportunity Zones

  • Promote responsible and sustainable outdoor tourism along the river

WORKING GROUP DETAILS

Next meeting: TBD

Contact the facilitation team at Southwest Decision Resources for more information: Jessica@swdresources.com

Events and Volunteer Opportunities