Events

March 1, 2013

Tres Rios Spring Festival

Local community members line up to test their boating, kayaking and canoeing skills in the Tres Rios Nature and Earth Festival Oct. 12, 2012, at the Base and Meridian Wildlife Area in Avondale, Ariz. The festival focuses on educating participants about the Gila, Salt and Agua Fria rivers as well as the surrounding wildlife.

Three rivers, nature and people get together every year for a party at the Tres Rios Nature and Earth Festival. It’s a two-day celebration March 9 and 10 geared toward educating participants about the environment created by the confluence of the rivers.

“The Tres Rios Nature and Earth Festival refers to the Gila, Salt and Agua Fria rivers, and focuses on and celebrates the extensive and diverse wildlife, habitats and history surrounding the rivers,” said Gabriel

McKenna Groves, 56th Contracting Squadron chief infrastructure flight and festival organizer.

The festival is the result of combined efforts by the Arizona Game and Fish Department, Luke Air Force Base environmental education programs and activities, local communities and partners, said Oscar Mabry, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron chief material management.

“Luke has been an excellent partner of the festival for many years, not only by providing wonderful volunteers to help out with various activities, but by providing assistance in planning the event,” said Christina Underhill, city of Avondale recreation coordinator.

The event will also educate the public on renewable energy sources, recycling and eco-friendly products.

“Luke’s goal is to make the Tres Rios area a long-term destination for wildlife and outdoor related recreation,” Mabry said. “Team Luke’s participation includes hosting the annual children’s recycle fashion show, an awareness and educational recycling booth, and assisting with various activities during the event. This year we’re providing 30 volunteers to help out with the event.”

Children participate in the 2012 Tres Rios Nature and Earth Festival recycling fashion show alongside Luke’s fashion show coordinators Oct. 12, 2012, at the Base and Meridian Wildlife Area in Avondale, Ariz. The festival focuses on educating participants about the Gila, Salt and Agua Fria rivers as well as the surrounding wildlife.

In addition to educating the local community, the event also opens the wildlife area for festival goers to participate in.

“The purpose of the festival is to bring awareness to the base and meridian wildlife area and all of the various activities for which the area can be used,” Underhill said. “We would love to see more people use the area for recreational activities such as hiking and bird watching.”

The event runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and admission is free.

Other event spotlights include: wildlife displays including venomous reptiles, archery, kayaking, fishing clinics, hiking tours and entertainment.

For more information about the event or for volunteer opportunities, visit Tresriosnaturefestival.com




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
Lightening-within-five

Lightning over Luke …

The F-35 Lightning II isn’t the only lightning striking over Luke Air Force Base. This strike, about five miles west of the Luke flightline, was captured on camera at 1:12 a.m. Aug. 12 at the jet engine test cell.
 
 

Program smooths change from military to civilian life

It can be difficult to find work in today’s economy, even more so for families that are moving to a new area or families that are transitioning from military to civilian life. One program available to veterans is the Workforce Investment Act, which can help veterans have a smooth transition to civilian work. The 56th...
 
 

New form second chance to do EPRs right

Without fail, every time I am around a group of young NCOs, there is one subject guaranteed to come up — the enduring question of “How can I write a stronger EPR for my Airman?” My answer to this question is fairly standard and is one that a chief shared with me many years ago....
 

 

Plan for final out

How many of you are prepared for life outside of the military? Seriously, if you were told tomorrow was your final out, what would you do? We are currently in an environment where Defense Department rollbacks are a serious issue we must all contemplate. Fewer officers are being commissioned. Last year there was only one...
 
 

News Briefs August 22, 2014

Commander’s call Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander, will hold a commander’s call Monday in the Luke Air Force Base theater at 7 a.m. for Airmen, 9 a.m. for NCOs, 11 a.m. for senior NCOs, 1 p.m. for civilians, 3 p.m. for officers and 5 p.m. for those not able to make another...
 
 
Airman 1st Class 
JAMES HENSLEY

Commandant challenges students to be best

Airman 1st ClassJAMES HENSLEY Master Sgt. Sheris Poisson, 56th Force Support Squadron Airman Leadership School commandant, briefs students Aug. 12 about the active-shooter exercise Aug. 15 at Luke Air Force Base. Poisson asked ...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin