Tucson Parks and Recreation Department

Commemorative Trees available at Pantano River Park for Spring 2015 Dedication

Tucson Clean & Beautiful, in cooperation with the City of Tucson and Pima County, announce the availability of commemorative trees along the Pantano River Park. Commemorative trees are available for purchase through Tucson Clean & Beautiful for $225 each ($180 tax deductible), including the tree, irrigation lines, and number marker installation, name dedication at a commemorative plaza, dedication certificate and guaranteed replacement. Trees may be purchased for dedication honoring any friend or family member for special occasions, or in remembrance.

The new Pantano River Park Commemorative Tree Program is based upon the success of the completed El Paseo de los Arboles Commemorative Tree Project where 600 trees were added on the Santa Cruz River bank. Over the next several years, dedicated trees will restore over two miles of natural habitat and will grow to provide shade for users of this multi-use path. Already, nearly 200 trees have been planted of the 570 trees that eventually will fill this park.

An upcoming dedication ceremony will include a reading of the names for whom trees have been dedicated, and names inscribed at the nearby Children’s Memorial Garden. A walking tour of newly-dedicated trees concludes the ceremony.

Who: Tree donors, park users and the public
What: Commemorative Tree Dedication
When: Friday, May 8, 2015 - 10 a.m.
Where: Pantano River - Garden of the Masks, 2500 S. Pantano Pkwy, 85710
(West side Pantano Parkway, north of Golf Links Road, a short walk north of parking lot)

Contact: B.J. Cordova, Membership & Communications Director, Tucson Clean & Beautiful - 520-837-6832
 Bj.cordova@tucsonaz.gov  or www.tucsoncleanandbeautiful.org

City of Tucson Summer 2015 - Lifeguard Recruitment Process

To apply or attend one of the screenings an individual must hold current certifications in American Red Cross Lifeguarding, First Aid, and CPR/FPR certificates. All lifeguard screenings will be held at Catalina High School Pool, 2005 N. Dodge Blvd., 791-4245. Bring all certifications to screening.

•             Tuesday, Dec. 23 , 2014 at 3pm (with CPR/FPR challenge beginning at 1pm)

•             Saturday, March 7 at 9am (with CPR/FPR challenge beginning at 8am)

•             Saturday, April 4 at 9am (with CPR/FPR challenge beginning at 8am)

•             Saturday, May 2 at 9am (with CPR/FPR challenge beginning at 8am)

Also bring W.S.I. certification (if applicable), swimsuit and towel.  Applicant should have knowledge of contact skills, including defenses, approaches, escapes, carries without equipment, ability to turn c-spine victims in deep water and swim to side 30’ without equipment. Screening consists of rescue skills, swimming, first aid and CPR in practical and oral interviews. If participating in CPR challenge, bring pocket mask.  If you do not have a pocket mask, you may purchase one on site for $15.

Note: CPR/FPR review/challenge $20.

Attention program registrants

The automated phone system (573-EZEE) is no longer available for registration.  Registration will only be available through the Internet at EZEEreg.com or you may register live over the phone beginning the Wednesday after initial registration.

Tucson Parks and Recreation has locations throughout the City with public access computers that will be available for use for registration.  Locations scheduled to be open during registration Saturdays are:

Please call 791-4877 with any comments or concerns.

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