Nominations and elections for the neighborhood board are at April's meeting on April 21st. See our bylaws here (Article IV is regarding Elections and Article II is regarding Officers). If you are interested in serving on the board, come to this meeting.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Planning Commission of the City of Tucson will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, February 19,2014, at or after 6:00p.m., in the Public Works Building, 201 North Stone Avenue, Basement Conference Room C, Tucson, Arizona, at which time and place all interested persons will have an opportunity to appear and be heard in relation to the following:
Amendment to the Rio Nuevo RedevelopmentPlan, PA-13-03, 450 North Grande Avenue
Over 2 dozen people from around Tucson came out to Beat Back Buffelgrass in Dunbar/Spring on January 25th. We all made a big difference. We removed 62 large garbage bags of buffelgrass from rights-of-way, water harvesting features, washes, and other areas around the neighborhood. Some areas will get reseeding with native vegetation mix.
A very special thanks to Mead Mier from Pima Assciation of Governments for organizing the event, getting great participation, and providing lunch for everyone. Here are a few photos from Mead as well.
Due to abuse of water access and leaks in the 15-year old irrigation line the Dunbar/Spring garden (and the playground area) were wasting vast amounts of water resulting in months of excessively high bills.
The bleeding was finally stopped at a volunteer work party in late July/early August (with materials funded by the Ironwood Tree Experience) ripped out all the old irrigation in the garden, disconnecting all garden plots from the water system. New irrigation lines were then installed only to all the trees and shrubs east of the ramada.
Note that new water lines still need to be installed in the mini-nature park west of the ramada as the trees and shrubs there are now water stressed without the irrigation they grew up on.
Desert Harvesters wants to THANK YOU to the many amazing people and organizations that helped make this year’s 11th annual Desert Harvesters season and Mesquite Milling, Pancakes, and Fiesta a huge success!
Our Devonian and Mesozoic Neighbors We are fortunate to live in a vibrant and diverse barrio of people, art, food, community, and urban ecology. It’s not hard to miss... and be a part of! Even in our back yards, we host plants and animals native to our world-renowned Sonoran Desert: a desert of neo-tropical origin. Our desert is only a baby at 5-8 million years old. If you’ve walked your dog, sat on your porch, watered your garden, ridden your bike, or simply looked out your window, you’ve very likely observed a lizard, a toad, or (if you’re lucky) a snake. I’d like to think we have one of the most herp-diverse barrios in Tucson.
This year's mesquite milling and pancake brunch went very well. The weather that was hard on the previous day's El Tour de Tucson participants cleared for a beautiful day on Sunday. Many hundreds of people came out in the morning with over 1000 pancakes consumed and large quantities of mesquite pods turned into tasty and healthy food.
The afternoon PorchFest also was also a great success with a lot of fun and enjoyment had by all. Over 30 bands participated and many hundreds of people took over the streets of Dunbar/Spring to listen.