On the morning of May 11, two groups of concerned southern Arizonans flew around the Rosemont – Copper Work mess.
EcoFlight’s Executive Director Jan Pargiter coordinated the flights with Center for Biological Diversity, Save the Scenic Santa Ritas, the Chairman of the Tohono O’Odham nation and three journalists.
The heavy equipment like bulldozers and backhoes were not active on the mountain.
Vast areas of destruction were everywhere. A series of ephemeral streams have been blocked by dirt and rock.
It was a disturbing sight.
Images captured by Jeff Herr