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Urgent News from the Friends of Madera Canyon

It is time to speak up about the proposed Rosemont Mine!

As many of you have likely heard by now, last Saturday's Forest Service Meeting was dominated by Rosemont supporters. WE CANNOT LET THE SAME THING HAPPEN AGAIN!

Please pledge to attend the hearing this Saturday, Nov. 19th, 1-5 pm at  Empire High School, 10701 E. Mary Ann Cleveland Way, Tucson, AZ, by responding here:


 RSVP to attend the public hearing on Nov. 19th 

If you have ever wanted to speak up to save the Santa Rita Mountains from the proposed Rosemont mine, it is imperative that you attend an upcoming Forest Service hearing. We know the opposition is strong, but we MUST come together in full force at these meetings!

If you aren't comfortable speaking, that's okay - we still need you to show up. If you would like to speak, make sure to get there early and fill out a comment card before Rosemont supporters fill up the queue.

Volunteers will be available before the hearing to answer questions and provide comment suggestions.


Please watch and share this video of last Saturday's hearing, and more importantly, use it as motivation to show up at the next meeting this Saturday, Nov. 19th, 1-5 pm at Empire High School, 10701 E. Mary Ann Cleveland Way, Tucson, AZ

Rosemont Public Hearing, Saturday 11/12/2011
Rosemont Public Hearing, Saturday 11/12/2011

Can't Attend a Meeting?

If you can't make a meeting, you can comment in other ways and it is worth doing. Your comment will carry weight however submitted.


 SSSR and Coalition group DEIS workshops:

December 5th, 6:30-8:00 PM
Cady Hall - 346 Duquesne Ave. Patagonia, AZ

December 9th, 1:30 PM
Green Valley American Legion Hall - 1560 W Duval Mine Rd

December 11th, 7:00 PM
Quail Creek - Madera Clubhouse ballroom, 2055 E. Quail Crossing Blvd

Forest Service Public Meetings/Hearings Scheduled

November 19, 2011, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Empire High School, 10701 E. Mary Ann Cleveland Way, Tucson, AZ

December 7, 2011, 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Benson High School, 360 S. Patagonia Street, Benson, AZ

December 10, 2011, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Elgin Elementary School, 23 Elgin Rd., Elgin, AZ

January 7, 2012, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Tentative data and location not yet announced.


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Willem Van Kempen (President),Tom Purdon (Vice-President), Eileen Buckel (Secretary), Carol Lambert (Treasurer/Marketing Director), Louise Gibbeson (Operations Director and Publicity), Dita-Erika Hagen (Historian, Preservation), Tamara Kahrimanis (Adult Education Programs), Wally Lamb (Visitor Information Station), Jerry Popham (Bat House Research and Special Projects), Rozanne Roman (Annual Meeting, Miles and Hours, Accessible Trail Tours), Judy Thoreson (Fund Raising, Planned Giving), George Cottay (Newsletter Publisher,Web Master).


Doug Moore (Director of Education), Phil Gantt (Literature Distribution), Sondra Dexter (Scholarships), Mike Staples (Canyon Clean-up), Ellen West (Membership), George West (Membership, Newsletter Editor).

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