(From Brad Lancaster and the Dunbar/Spring Neighborhood Foresters) Our 26th annual Dunbar/Spring Neighborhood Rain, Tree, & Food Forest Planting extended into the adjoining West University Neighborhood for a third year here in Tucson, Arizona. But as both neighborhoods are part of/share the same watershed, you could say we planted in just one waterhood. In total, during our 2022…
Implementation is planned for this winter, exact dates will be announced once we have the permits. Since 1996 this program has coordinated neighborhood & community volunteers to plant over 1,600 trees in the public rights-of-ways of the Dunbar/Spring neighborhood, along with hundreds of understory plants. These plantings are freely irrigated by rain and stormwater passively harvested within…
Help green our streets and walkways with water- and mulch- harvesting rain gardens planted with native, food-bearing shade trees which contribute to cooler neighborhood temperatures in summer, attract native song birds, reduce downstream flooding, beautify our community, sequester carbon, and clean our air, water, and soil. Tree Planting: Saturday, November 18, 2017 Meet at 7:30 am in front of…
2nd Annual Dunbar/Spring Curb Coring To direct street runoff to street-side tree basins for free irrigation and flood control The week of November 20, 2017 Dunbar/Spring Neighborhood Foresters will work with the City of Tucson and a local contractor to cut 4-inch diameter curb core holes through the street curb to direct street runoff to existing street-side tree basins in the Dunbar/Spring…
By Brad Lancaster A bare beginning When I moved to the Dunbar/Spring neighborhood in 1994 much of it was not a pleasant place to walk. Most of the public right-of-way (the area between the street curb and property lines/fences) was just hot, bare dirt devoid of shade trees and other life. There were few sidewalks, but thankfully there was plenty of room for earthen footpaths. Yet many people…
Invite your friends and family to a fun-filled event to showcase our neighborhood to the greater Tucson community! More information on our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/dunbarspringneighborhood and on the event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/283371565388531/
-Written by Claire ZugmeyerHi Neighbors, I know many of us do a lot to save water. Conserve2Enhance (C2E) is a simple program that helps you put your water conservation efforts to work for the environment, including the environment in our own neighborhood. The Tucson C2E program links your water conservation to riparian restoration projects in the Tucson area. To date over $55,000 has been spent…
AZ Public Media has produced another story on Dunbar/Spring Neighborhood and our rainwater harvesting efforts, this time focused on the Tucson Rain Jar Project. Click on this story to see the video or go here to see the article on AZ Public Media.
RAIN HARVESTING: Harvesting rain is a passion for many residents living in the Dunbar Spring neighborhood, north of downtown Tucson. Brad Lancaster and his neighbors share a few innovative ways to make the most of the rain that does fall in the desert. They also offer compelling perspectives on why rainwater harvesting is so important.
Design plan for Dunbar/Spring reinvestment funding - primarily traffic circles and chicanes.