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Highway Clean-up:   April 27th, 2019 is our next scheduled clean up for the Agua Fria at the exit 259 Bloody Basin.  See Calendar for details and join in for the fun..

Agua Fria Day (see May calendar) 

AZ Water/Ways  To promote this traveling Smithsonian Exhibit coming to Black Canyon City 12/14/2019 - 1/26/2020,  FAFNM leads field trips to the Agua Fria River and tributaries.  Hikes are free event, open to the public.  Next hike: April 20 (see calendar for sign-up information).

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    • 20 Apr 2019
    • 7:20 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Badger Spring Wash trailhead
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    Registration is closed

    FAFNM is holding guided walks on Monument streams during 2019.  These interpretive tours will promote the AZ Water/Ways Smithsonian traveling exhibit, which arrives in Black Canyon City in mid-December 2019. 

    On this walk we'll visit the ephemeral Badger Spring Wash to see migrating and resident wildlife attracted to this delicate xero-riparian area.  The early-spring bird migrants should be present.  Deciduous trees will be leafing out, but mesquite may still be dormant.  With the wet winter, the April flowers should be abundant.  The trail is in the sandy wash Expect a trickle of flow, some mud, and small rocks. Size limit: 17 persons.  Good for students.

    Badger Spring Wash is located 50 miles north of Phx, off I-17 exit #256, one mile east of the Interstate.  Free event; registration required to see the hike details. 


    • 27 Apr 2019
    • 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Monument Entrance at Bloody Basin Rd. (I 17, exit 259)

    Come join in on our spring cleaning event along the highway at Agua Fria National Monument on April 27, 2019.

    We will meet at 7am at the Bloody Basin turnoff at exit 259 ( on the monument side).  We will have a brief sign in and safety review per ADOT requirements.

    Please remember to bring gloves.  Garbage bags and vests will be provided.  Light refreshments and water will be available.  And a PRIZE will be given for the most interesting "find" of the day...

    Please review this video before joining us:  

    Please let us know if you are going to join in.  And just for fun, look out for our new adopt a highway Friends of Agua Fria National Monument signage on I17 as you near your destination!!!!!!!  

    • 18 May 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 11:15 AM
    • Cordes Lakes, High Desert Heritage Museum - Event does NOT require Registration

    Celebrate the resources and recreational opportunities found on the Monument. We'll have presentations addressing the cultural and natural resources found in the nearby Monument. Check back here to see the list of speakers and exhibitors.

    This free event does not require registration.

    • 14 Dec 2019
    • 26 Jan 2020
    • Black Canyon City

    This Smithsonian Museum traveling exhibit comes to Black Canyon City, specifically at the Canyon Elementary School. See details 

    The FAFNM calendar shows available field trips and interpretive hikes to nearby waterways on the Agua Fria National Monument.

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