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On Saturday, September 13th, Saguaro National Park will host a work project to remove patches of buffelgrass, an invasive non-native plant threatening the Sonoran Desert.
Heirloom Farmers Markets celebrates Heritage Foods Festival with their First Annual Farm to Table Fundraising Dinner, RIPE: Regionally Inspired Plates for the Evening. This inaugural Farm to Table Fundraising Dinner is presented in conjunction with Edible Baja Arizona and Zona 78, and will be held Sept. 17 and Sept. 18 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. each evening at Zona 78 on River Road.
Even during the hottest parts of the day little four-legged creatures dash about in the Sonoran Desert. They are lizards out hunting for bugs or plants to eat.
Owners of Lazy K Bar Guest Ranch, located north of Saguaro National Park West, were approached by Mattamy Homes who now awaits approval to develop on the historic ranch.
Pima County this month will release a second draft of its comprehensive plan update called Pima Prospers.
When the Pima County Board of Supervisors created the Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan in 1999 the perception of the plan was that it was for the protection of natural lands outside of or bordering metropolitan Tucson. That perception was amplified in 2004 when county voters ratified the plan through the approval of $165 million in bond funds for environmentally sensitive land acquisition.
Fifty-two businesses and four business leaders in Southern Arizona have been selected as finalists for the Tucson Metro Chamber Copper Cactus Awards presented by Wells Fargo.
Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa has announced Jeffrey Schott as its new spa director at the Sonoran Spa. Along with this new hire, Westward Look has additionally named 3-year associate Christopher McLaren as the new catering sales manager.
JW Marriott Starr Pass has announced Russ Bond as its new General Manager. Along with Bond, Dan Carraher has been hired as the new Director of Sales and Marketing, and John Strong has been appointed as Director of Events.
In honor of National Model Aviation Day, The Sonoran Desert Flyers will be putting on a demonstration and air show this Saturday, Aug. 16 from 8 a.m. to noon.
Monsoons – what the O’odham people call the “male rain” of intense summer storms – green the desert, ripen prickly pear cacti fruit, and bring out mosquitoes and the critters that eat them.
Northwest resident Alexis Valentín-Vargas was a able to capture the bright red throat of this male Anna’s hummingbird with her cellphone at the Sonoran Desert Museum.
More than 35 years after its release and subsequent flop at the box office, the surfing movie “Big Wednesday” is finally starting to make a splash, with an impact that can be felt on the shore of Tucson’s culinary and cocktail scene.
With the increase in moisture brought on by monsoon rains, conditions are optimal for seasonal restoration work to resume in Saguaro National Park. The park, along with other city, county, state and other federal agencies, will be using ground-based field crews to apply herbicide on buffelgrass and improve conditions for native plants.
The 2014 Boys and Girls State Junior Golf Championship will be held at The Gallery Golf Club, on July 8 and 9, 2014. For the sixth year in a row, the 2014 Arizona Boys & Girls State Junior Championships will be administered by the four state golf associations, the Junior Golf Association of Arizona (JGAA), Southwest Section PGA, Arizona Golf Association and the Arizona Women’s Golf Association.
For quite some time, the 213-acre plot of land known as Naranja Park in Oro Valley has sat with very little improvements as there were many discussions surrounding what to do with the property.
June was National Pollinator month, and folks got to help pollinators by planting flowers. Easy sell. Now, here is another beneficial insect that is a tad harder to find popular support for – ants. Some people are of the belief that the only good ant is a dead ant. While it’s true that there are some troublesome ants out there, there far more kinds of beneficial ants doing their part to actually help the soil and improve growing conditions for plants.
County officials are taking another look at a proposal that was disagreeable to the Board of Supervisors in 2007.
Michael McNulty, who has been a nature photographer for 10 years, will address the Tucson Cactus & Succulent Society on Thursday, June 5, from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Junior League of Tucson, 2099 E. River Road.
Marana is quickly becoming a post-recession success story. New residents are moving here, more businesses are following and our local government is committed to positive growth. It’s a proven cycle of economic development that works everywhere.