Santa Cruz Lecture Series Pt.1

A Perspective of the Santa Cruz River from the San Xavier District

Julie Pierson, San Xavier District Community Member and President of the Board of Directors, San Xavier Cooperative Farm

Gabriel Vega, San Xavier Cooperative Farm Manager

The Santa Cruz River Valley is one of the longest inhabited regions of North America. Water in the desert is a magnet for life that sustains and creates. Understanding the river from those who have known it the longest is essential for all that comes next, especially in charting a path that heals the wounds inflicted and reconnects with the ways water can continue to support life in the desert.

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6 p.m. Sept. 23, 2020