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Self-Guided Tours Available Via Smartphone at Sweetwater Wetlands

Tucson Water and Arizona Project WET are offering a series of self-guided tours at the Sweetwater Wetlands, 2551 W. Sweetwater Drive. The Discovery Program engages visitors through a journey along the path that surrounds the ponds and recharge basins. Guests can use a QR code reader app on any smart device to view the Wetlands in a scientific way as they navigate around the 60-acre site.

Deadline Approaching for Historic Preservation Award Nominations

The Tucson-Pima County Historical Commission is recognizing individuals, firms, groups, and/or organizations that have demonstrated their interest or contribution to the preservation, conservation, or interpretation of local history, architecture, or historic preservation in Tucson or Pima County.

For more information, please refer to the 2016 Awards Program Description and Nomination Form.

ICYMI: City Court Closed Part of This Week

Tucson City Court is closed for business today and tomorrow to transition to a new case management system, Arizona Judicial Automated Case System (AJACS). Full court operations will resume Wednesday.

Tucson City Court will be the largest volume court in the Arizona court system to transition to AJACS and will be converting approximately 440,000 open cases to the new system. Adjudicated cases that met the electronic records retention period will not be part of the transition.

Bee Season Underway in Tucson

The Tucson Fire Department dealt with seven bee swarm incidents over the weekend, and a few people were stung.

"Our call volume for bee-related calls skyrockets during the month of April," said Tucson Fire Capt. Barrett Baker. During an attack, "cover up your face as much as possible, because if it is a true attack they're going to be stinging you - eyes, nose, mouth, ears - so try to pull something over your face to give yourself that protection."

Registration Open for Summer Camp at the Zoo

Registration for the 2016 Zoo Summer Camp is available online. The camps at Reid Park Zoo are packed with unique adventures, and they fill up quickly. Early registration is recommended.

The summer day camps for kids entering grades 1-6 in the fall feature games, crafts, scavenger hunts, opportunities to meet zookeepers, and campers can help out behind the scenes.

City Council to Consider Environmental Services Fee

The Mayor and Tucson City Council next week will be asked to consider a new fee to help fund recycling within the Environmental Services (ES) department. ES says sales of recyclable materials have declined, estimating it will receive no revenue from sales during the next fiscal year. In addition, ES will pay more than $200,000 for processing recyclables.

Campbell Avenue Streetscape Enhancement Project Resumes Next Week

As part of the Campbell Avenue Streetscape Enhancement Project, crews from Pima Paving and Tucson Asphalt, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation, will begin installing decorative stamped asphalt crosswalks at several locations on Campbell Avenue between Fort Lowell Road and Grant Road. The work is scheduled to begin Monday and be finished by the middle of May.

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