Posted: 2014-12-14
(Recommended reading section - pages 20-23) From October 2013 through May 2014, Living Streets Alliance conducted a Neighborhood Walkability Assessment Program in five neighborhoods. The Program was informed by participant feedback and lessons learned from the pilot phase of the program (February to April 2013). Through the Neighborhood Walkability Assessments, LSA engaged residents in thinking…
Posted: 2014-10-25
Green your yard and help green our streets with water- and mulch-harvesting rain gardens; and native, food-bearing shade trees, which help cool 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 22th, 2014 Meet at 7:30am in front of 813 N 9th…
Posted: 2014-07-11
Free for Dunbar/Spring residents, $5 for othersMeet at 813 N 9th Ave Led by Brad Lancaster We’ll show you how to collect, scarify (for germination), and plant native food tree seed within simple rainwater-harvesting earthworks in the public right-of-way to sustainably grow shade and enhanced habitat for people and wildlife. We’ll also plant multi-color flowering cacti with delicious fruits – a…
Posted: 2013-12-01
Time: We’ll meet at 8 am for a planting demonstration, then keep going to various parts of the neighborhood. Check the blackboard on the porch at the meeting spot if you want to join in later in the morning—we’ll leave a note with an idea of the morning’s planting route. End time of noon is approximate. Meeting spot: 813 N 9th Ave, Tucson AZ 85705 Come help us plant native shade trees within…
Posted: 2013-12-01
Time: We’ll meet at 8 am for a planting demonstration, then keep going to various parts of the neighborhood. Check the blackboard on the porch at the meeting spot if you want to join in later in the morning—we’ll leave a note with an idea of the morning’s planting route. End time of noon is approximate. Meeting spot: 813 N 9th Ave, Tucson AZ 85705 Come help us plant native shade trees within…
Posted: 2013-11-01
Come out and help the neighborhood spruce up for the mesquite festival and porch fest. We will be cleaning up garbage, pruning, removing unwanted weeds and invasive species from right-of-ways, traffic circles, chicanes, and the community garden.Over 20 college students will also be helping and learning about community efforts.Meet at the community garden and Nature park. If you can't make it at…
Posted: 2013-08-08
Water-harvesting, traffic-calming chicane clean up party - this Saturday, August 10 at 8am. Meet at the intersection of 9th Ave and 1st Street. Bring water, pruning shears, and gloves.We will work together to spruce up some of our streets' chicanes and circles. Brad Lancaster will show you how to identify the plants we want to keep (native wildflowers, native grasses, and good trees) and the…
Posted: 2013-05-24
May 9, 2013 Larry Hecker, Chairman, and Members Pima County Bond Advisory Committee 130 W. Congress, 10th floor Tucson, AZ 85701 CC: Richard Elias Re: Neighborhood Reinvestment Bond Funding Dear Chairman Hecker and members of the Bond Advisory Committee, We the residents of the Dunbar/Spring neighborhood in Tucson wish to express our support for the Pima County Neighborhood Reinvestment…