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Friends of the San Pedro River

Sharing our passion for the river and its wildlife

Sierra Vista, AZ   |  http://www.sanpedroriver.org

Mission

The Friends of the San Pedro River (FSPR), founded in 1987, is a volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation and restoration of the river through advocacy, education, and interpretation.

Ruling year info

1989

Board President

Ron Stewart

Main address

9800 E Highway 90

Sierra Vista, AZ 85635 USA

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EIN

86-0591559

NTEE code info

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (N01)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Education Program

The FSPR Education Program hosts classes of school children down at the river to explore its habitats, examine its aquatic life under a microscope, and learn about the creatures that call the cottonwood/willow gallery forest their home through the artifacts of bones, feathers, and other physical exhibits.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

The docents of the Friends lead over 200 interpretive walks in a typical year. These walks include weekly Wednesday bird walks from San Pedro House, weekly Sunday bird walks at the Sierra Vista Environmental Operations Park, weekly Saturday river walks for the general public, and monthly history walks at various locations in the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adolescents

Volunteers of the Friends operate two visitor contact stations located in the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area, namely the San Pedro House bookstore and Fairbank School House. Volunteers handles sales of books, gifts and sundries at the bookstore, answer questions from visitors, and coordinate activities with the bookstore manager and site host.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is hard to come up with good questions to ask people

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Friends of the San Pedro River

Board of directors
as of 01/31/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ron Stewart

FRIENDS OF THE SAN PEDRO RIVER INC

Term: 2024 - 2023

Robert Luce

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Ron Stewart

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Renell Stewart

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Sally Rosen

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Linda Stitt

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Robert Weissler

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Louise Wilkenson

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Jim Herrewig

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Joanne Roberts

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Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/31/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/31/2024

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Data
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.