Tucson Earth Day Festival Tomorrow

Join Tucson Water, Environmental Services (Do More Blue), and more than 60 vendors/exhibitors on Earth Day tomorrow at Children’s Museum Tucson. Learn about air quality, renewable energy, alternative modes of transportation, waste reduction, and more.

The 23rd annual event will be held at the museum, 200 S. 6th Ave., from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Admission is free.

Party for the Planet at the Zoo

Reid Park Zoo is joining approximately 130 zoos and aquariums accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) for the largest combined Earth Day celebration in North America — the 11th annual Party For the Planet™. Pedal to the Zoo tomorrow and show your bicycle at the front gate for one free admission until noon only.

Enjoy a variety of conservation-themed activities and informational displays from 9 a.m.–noon to help celebrate fun ways to help protect our environment.

Agave Heritage Festival Next Weekend

Tucson’s 8th annual Agave Heritage Festival at Hotel Congress and other locations explores and celebrates the cultural, commercial, and culinary significance of agave on the border region through a festival of seminars, talks, garden tours, trade shows, and world-class culinary events.

For a complete listing of events, times, ticket prices (many events are free), and locations, please follow the link above.

Mayor Proclaims Next Month as 'Revive Civility Month'

Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild tomorrow will join other speakers to kick off a month of activities intended to promote civility and bridge divisions. Tomorrow's launch event will be held from 5-7 p.m. at the Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd.

“Communities are strongest when their members can work together toward common goals,” said Mayor Rothschild. “Civil discourse makes that more likely.”

Pima County Raises Sewer Rates and Connection Fees

The Pima County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 yesterday to raise sewer user rates and fees, while also increasing connection fees by 3 percent starting June 1. This fee and rate change will increase an average customer’s sewer bill by $1.12. This connection fee increase will apply to homebuilders and new businesses looking to connect to the sewer system for the first time and to existing users wanting to increase their potential discharge to the public sewer system.

Tucson Water Says New Treatment Plant Effective in Removing Contamination

Tucson Water says its investments in technology to ensure water quality and long-term water reliability are paying off when it comes to treating contaminated groundwater at the Tucson International Airport Area Superfund Site. Under direction from the Mayor and Tucson City Council, Tucson Water built the Advanced Oxidation Process (AOP) Water Treatment Facility, which went into service in January 2014.