Tucson is still in first place in its population category in the Wyland Foundation’s 2019 National Mayors' Challenge for Water Conservation. Continuing through tomorrow, April 30, residents in cities across the nation are pledging to save water and other natural resources in a friendly competition to win eco-friendly prizes.
April 29-May 4 is National Air Quality Awareness Week, and the Pima County Department of Environmental Quality’s (PDEQ) Clean Air Program is encouraging everyone to think about the air and take actions to improve air quality during the dedicated week. Individuals willing to make a change in their transportation habits can take PDEQ’s pledge to drive less for a chance to win prizes, including a $100 gift card.
The new Local First Arizona Roadshow is a monthly series in Tucson celebrating strong local economies one neighborhood at a time. The Roadshow is the first of its kind and launches on Wednesday, May 1. Dedicated Gluten-Free Bakery and Coffee Shop and Unscrewed Theater are partners in the event.
There will be an opportunity to make business connections and enjoy many activities for the entire family, including live music, food trucks, cake, a bouncy castle, and more. Wednesday's event runs 4-7 p.m. at 4500 E. Speedway Blvd.
On Tuesday, April 30, 2019, the traffic signals at the Speedway Boulevard and Camino Seco intersection will not be in operation as crews replace underground conduit and wiring.
The work will begin at 9 a.m. and is anticipated to be complete by 4 p.m. the same day. This schedule could change due to unforeseen circumstances.
Police officers will direct travel through the intersection until the work is complete. The traveling public can expect delays when driving in this work area. Please obey all traffic control signs and watch for construction personnel in the area.
We are quickly catching up with 2020, which means that it’s time for another census for all of us living in the United States. The census is in article one of the Constitution, so it was important to the founders of our country.
The framers of the constitution put it near the beginning because having an accurate count is critical to ensuring that there is equitable representation in congress and in our state legislatures. It has also become important in many other ways as well.
With the growing number of immigrant families being released in the Tucson area, community service providers are in need of volunteers and donations to support the asylum seekers continuing on their journey.
To volunteer in any capacity, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on available opportunities and needed donations, please read the volunteer/donation information sheet (PDF).
The City of Tucson has a survey to better understand how and when our community uses Sentinel Peak Park (also known as “A” Mountain). The popular lookout point is enjoyed by pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists from throughout the region.
In celebration of Arbor Day, you're invited to join Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, Parks and Recreation Director Brent Dennis, Tucson Clean & Beautiful, Hamstra Heating & Cooling, and other volunteers in planting 52 new shade trees at Sears Park, 5901 E. 14th St. The planting will begin at 8:30 a.m. tomorrow, April 27.
Every Wednesday, the Tucson Audubon Society hosts free field trips at Sweetwater Wetlands, 2511 W. Sweetwater Drive. Birders of all experience levels are welcome to see the variety of species that frequent the facility. Field trips begin at 6 a.m.
Bring binoculars and a camera to view the exciting species in the area. Make sure to bring plenty of water, sunscreen, and proper clothing for outdoors.
With temperatures in Tucson expected to hit the mid-to-upper 90s for the next few days, the Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) offers some important tips on keeping our pets safe when the heat moves in.
Watch the video below to learn more about how to take care of your pets as we approach the summer weather season.
As part of Earth Day 2019, Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild and others planted seven trees on Monday, April 22, to commemorate the day. The trees, planted in the downtown core, were made possible through the combined efforts of Tucson Clean and Beautiful's Trees for Tucson program, the City of Tucson, and the Downtown Tucson Partnership (DTP).
Twenty winning haiku poems recently chosen by Tucson's Poet Laureate TC Tolbert are being displayed along Congress Street and Stone Avenue every day until dusk, through June 1. The "haiku hike" is about a half-mile long.