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October
 

HISTORY OF MADERA CANYON

  • Monday, October 6, 7-9pm, Madera Clubhouse Ballroom at Quail Creek, 2045 E Quail Crossing Blvd, Sahuarita, AZ 85614 
  • Presented by Jim Woodward, VP Education, FOMC
  • Tickets are $10 per person, available at the door, the Quail Creek Concierge Desk or Green Valley/Sahaurita Chamber of Commerce

Today, when we look at Madera Canyon we probably think about how pretty it is or possibly what a great place it is to hike, picnic or go bird watching.  In actuality, the Canyon has been attracting human attention for thousands of years and for most of those natural beauty and exotic bird species were not the primary reasons for being there.

Food, water, protection and shelter were the paramount reasons for inhabiting the Canyon.  With the arrival of the Spanish in the area, mineral wealth became the focus of their quest.  In time, the native peoples were displaced and Madera Canyon was seen as a source of non-renewable and renewable natural resources including mineral, lumber and grazing wealth.  In time, the natural value of the Canyon was better appreciated and is now preserved for generations to come. Please join us to explore the history of Madera Canyon and learn more about this natural jewel right in our backyard!

 
November
 

GEOLOGY AROUND MADERA CANYON

  • Wednesday, November 5, 7-9pm, Madera Clubhouse Ballroom at Quail Creek, 2045 E Quail Crossing Blvd, Sahuarita, AZ 85614
  • Presented by Dr. Richard Conway, Professional Geologist
  • Tickets are $10 per person, available at the door, the Quail Creek Concierge Desk or Green Valley/Sahuarita Chamber of Commerce
 
The Santa Rita Mountains are one of the largest and most complex of the Sky Island Mountains that decorate southeast Arizona and nearby Sonora. Contained within the rocks and landscapes of the Santa Ritas is a remarkable history of western North America that goes back nearly two billion years. Madera Canyon is a remarkable passage into that history and reveals some startling facts and mysteries. The presentation will describe important features of the area and tell the story of how it became the unique and remarkable land that it is.  With images, rocks and narrative, the evening will change the way you look at the place you live. Learn more about this natural jewel right in our backyard!!