The Tucson Parks and Recreation department will hold more community-wide open houses this week to gather public input on how it can best deliver recreation and leisure opportunities. The draft five-year master plan anticipates future needs and outlines the actions necessary to deliver high-quality recreation facilities, programs, and services to the Tucson area.
Zookeepers have selected two names, Titus and Toliver, for Reid Park Zoo's male tapir calf. Vote at this link, and for every vote received (up to 3,000), the Zoo will donate $1 to a project that protects tapirs in the wild. Voting ends at midnight this Thursday. The winner be announced on Friday. You can keep up with comments at Reid Park Zoo's Facebook page.
The City of Tucson Environmental Services department is seeking a Public Information Intern to help with customer communication efforts via its website and social media. The intern will be instrumental in coordinating social media efforts by researching and planning communication strategies with input from community outreach activities. This is a non-permanent position that will work on an intermittent basis.
Tucson Water’s new Single Family Residential Clothes Washer Program will rebate customers $200 when they purchase a CEE Tier 2 or Tier 3 clothes washer. High-efficiency clothes washers save water and energy. Certain conditions apply for the rebate, so please follow the program link above to learn more.
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The Mayor and Tucson City Council yesterday approved an agreement with Rio Nuevo that will pave the way for a downtown hotel project by relocating the Greyhound station to an as-yet-unknown site. The agreement lets Rio Nuevo take over as landlord of the temporary Greyhound bus station, which currently sits on the site of the proposed hotel development.
While most of the attention this week is focused on today's Bear Down Friday and the University of Arizona Wildcats football game against UCLA tomorrow, preceded by ESPN's College Game day, there is another sport in town this weekend. Arizona Wildcats Hockey opens its season against NAU at the Tucson Convention Center (TCC).
Tucson Parks and Recreation Department and the Tucson POPS Orchestra invite you to attend the last of the September concert series this Sunday. The free “Music Under the Stars™” concert at the DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center in Reid Park begins at 7 p.m. The concerts, under the direction of Maestro László Veres, have been focusing the spotlight on the many talents of the Tucson Pops Orchestra.
Water efficiency is more than just conserving a resource. Tucson Water’s Zanjeros are specially-trained water efficiency experts who have performed thousands of comprehensive inventories of home water use that helped customers lower their water bills. Learn more about your home’s water-using fixtures, water meter, plumbing, irrigation, and more. Request an appointment by calling (520) 791-3242 or emailing TW_CustomerService@tucsonaz.gov
The Tucson Fire Department (TFD) recently was awarded a $46,000 federal grant to purchase safety equipment necessary to protect personnel during Rescue Task Force (RTF) deployment situations. The equipment will give added protection to TFD personnel so they can safely carry out their tasks on scene.
The next Shred-It service will take place Saturday at Sacred Heart Church, 601 E. Fort Lowell Road, from 8-11 a.m. Individuals may bring two boxes of documents to be shredded on site. A $5 donation is suggested to benefit Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse and Lend A Hand Senior Assistance. The Shred-It event is hosted by Vice Mayor Karin Uhlich and Pima County Constable Bennett Bernal.
Catch the University of Arizona spirit tomorrow (and every Friday before home football games), when Main Gate Square hosts Bear Down Friday from 5-7 p.m. A pep rally begins at 6 p.m. and features the Pride of Arizona marching band, Wilbur and Wilma, UA cheerleaders, the pom squad, and twirlers. Various UA coaches make guest appearances at each pep rally.
Reid Park Zoo’s tapir calf has started taking short excursions into his habitat, closely supervised by zookeepers and his mom. His appearances will be brief and sporadic for the next week or so. The calf was born at the end of August.