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Cochise County

Hello and Welcome to Cochise County Chapter!

As has been explained in the most recent issues of Happenings, the Cochise Chapter has been in an inactive status for the last two years. Chapter president Doug Ripley has been trying for the last year to find a way to return the Chapter
to an active status. The principal need is for volunteers to serve in the various officer positions, especially the president. Doug Ripley has been the chapter president since its inception in 2010 and now finds it extremely difficult to
continue in that role single handedly. Furthermore, he plans to move from Cochise County within the next 12 months. Efforts at recruiting members to help run the chapter have been unsuccessful. Consequently, Doug proposes that the
Cochise Chapter be officially designated by the AZNPS Board of Directors as an inactive chapter. This would leave open the possibility of quickly reopening the chapter if sufficient leadership came forward.

The Chapter has established a Facebook website (http://www.facebook.com/
AZNPSCochise) where much useful information about the chapter and its members is posted.

Chapter Leadership

Name Role Contact
Doug Ripley President jdougripley@gmail.com
Elliott Hendricks Vice President emhndrks@yahoo.com
Deanna Sanner Secretary longeyes1@msn.com
Pat Sullivan Treasurer patolisa@cox.net

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Chapter News

Chiricahua Weekend Workshop 2023

Posted on Jun 01, 2023

Late Summer in the Chiricahua Mountains
September 16, 17, and 18, 2023

Southwestern Research Station, Portal, Cochise County

The Cochise and Tucson Chapters of the Arizona Native Plant Society are again sponsoring a long weekend in the Chiricahua Mountains of southeastern Cochise County.
These richly diverse mountains are one the northern-most islands in the Madrean Archipelago that encompasses parts of Arizona, New Mexico , Sonora, and Chihuahua. Come enjoy this weekend with us.
Whatever the weather, there will be botanical treats and great company.

Tentative Schedule:
Day 1: Arrive mid to late afternoon, check in, eat supper and head for the education center for some plant talks and discussion.

Day 2: An all-day field trip to a location to be determined. Or alternatively, stay nearer SWRS and attend one or both of two shorter field trips. Happy Hour at the pool before dinner. Evening program in the station’s education center consisting of a plant ID workshop for plants encountered during the field trips.

Day 3: A morning field trip, lunch, and then depart.

Accommodations, including meals, will be provided by the Southwestern Research Station.


Grass Identification Class

Posted on Jun 01, 2023

This is a two-day combination lecture and hands-on workshop for students serious about doing grass i.d.
work. The goals are to impart sufficient knowledge for students to make wise decisions regarding collection of grasses, to provide complete information on grass morphology, and to teach the use of keys for identification of most Arizona species. Handout materials, dissecting scopes, tools, and pressed grass specimens for study will be provided. The first day will be lecture mixed with hands-on work. The second day can be for review if needed or desired and questions, plus working with keys from various references.
Instructor: Mike Bauer
Sponsors: University of Arizona Herbarium and Arizona Native Plant Society
When: August 11 and 25, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Where: University of Arizona Herbarium, Herring Hall
Cost: $25
Registration contact: Doug Ripley (jdougripley@gmail.com

Cochise Chapter Update Fall 2021

Posted on Sep 05, 2021

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, we held monthly programs on the third Friday of each month from September through May at 5:00 PM in the Cochise County Community Development Office conference room, 4001 Foothills Dr. (corner of
Highway 92 and E. Foothills Drive), Sierra Vista. With the start of the pandemic, we cancelled all in-person meetings but resumed them on September 18, 2020 via Zoom Conferencing.

Currently it does not appear that we will be able to meet in our previous meeting room for the foreseeable future. Fortunately, meeting remotely remains a viable option; however, we are exploring the possibility of holding meetings at different times and frequencies than in the pre-pandemic times. Consequently, we are not announcing any new meetings at this time.

Members may learn of upcoming meetings, field trips, and other activities from the Chapter Facebook website. Also, members will be informed of all future activities in advance via the Chapter email roster. Please contact Chapter
President Douglas Ripley for any questions you may have regarding future activities (jdougripley@gmail.com).

The Chapter has established a Facebook website (http://www.facebook.com/AZNPSCochise) where much useful information about the chapter and its members is posted.


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