Phoenix • Entered by Emily Matyas on March 30, 2021

Meeting with other AZ Broadband Leaders

March 25, 2021 – March 29, 2021

Participants and Hours

Pre Planning hours 4
Post Admin hours 2.5
Activity Hours 90
Participants 0
Total Hours 6.5

Key Issue: Public Lands Health & Protection
Activity Type: Education & Outreach (tabling, films & lectures, regional B-walks/works)
Key Partners: Roz Switzer, Middle Gila Leader; Jenny Cobb, Yavapai-Prescott Leader, Barbara Jacobson, Kate Scott
Landscape/area: Coronado National Forest (AZ) (1718945 acres)

Measurable Outcomes

Outcome 1: Trail/land monitored (3 surveys)
Outcome 2: Hiked (10 miles)
Outcome 3: Advocacy actions [/if 1231]

Short Description of Activity

This was a leaders trip to the Borderlands in Arizona. Our goal was to visit specific areas where the border wall had destroyed public lands and animal habitat. I visited 3 areas with the group; the San Pedro River, the Coronado National Memorial area, and Walker Canyon near Nogales, AZ.


We met the above goal by making videos and photos of the destruction caused by border wall construction. These documents will be put out on social media through the Border Coalition to raise awareness. Planning was good for this trip, but technology on our phones was difficult to use. I wish we had had more training on that. Outcomes are good, however, because we’ve found ways to use various apps. Outcome remains to be seen.


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Photo Captions

1. Camping on Kate Scott’s land near Sierra Vista, AZ
2. The Border Wall at San Pedro River, AZ
3. Portion of Border Wall and Trench to build more near Coronado National Memorial
4. Sitting on the Culverts Built in Walker Canyon to Divert Flood Waters Due to the Border Wall

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