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  • Office of Sustainability and Conservation Archived News

    Photo credit: Arizona Forward 
    Sep 23, 2019 - Sustainable Action Plan for County Operations earns Arizona's most prestigious honor for environmental innovation. 
    Los Morteros Conservation Area 
    Aug 09, 2019 - Flood Control, Sustainability and Conservation team with Marana Parks and Rec to enhance adjacent amenities near Continental Ranch. Read more... 
    File: Mission Garden acequia 
    Jun 25, 2019 - The native fish will take up residence in a recreation of a traditional water canal intended to highlight historic agricultural practices. 
    Historic Canoa Ranch 
    May 02, 2019 - Event recognizes Congressional designation of the Santa Cruz Valley National Heritage Area. 
    File: field of solar panels 
    Apr 05, 2019 - Office of Sustainability and Conservation leading County government's coordinated effort. 
    File: Downtown Tucson 
    Dec 06, 2018 - District seeks 50% reduction in building energy and water consumption, and climate-changing emissions from transportation by 2030. 
    File: Alley Valley 
    Dec 04, 2018 - Agreement will ensure conservation of 545 acres of privately-owned land in Alley Valley west of Ajo. 
    File: Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail  
    Dec 04, 2018 - Certification means the Trail meets Park Service standards for authenticity. 
    Sustainability's Julia Fonseca and Sherry Ruther and Flood Control Direct Suzanne Shields accept the 2018 Common Ground Award for Programs and Polices. 
    Oct 25, 2018 - Metropolitan Pima Alliance honors the work of Sustainability and Conservation, Wastewater Reclamation. 
    File: Saguaro 
    Oct 16, 2018 - The plan sets rigorous greenhouse gas reduction targets. 
    Coatis on the loose 
    Jun 25, 2018 - New Acquisition Supports Key Wildlife LInkage 
    "School of Gila topminnow" by Kimi Eisele 
    Jun 07, 2018 - Three upcoming events will celebrate the native fish's return to the Lower Santa Cruz River. 
    File: Historic Pima County Courthouse 
    Apr 19, 2018 - Supervisors voted to create new designation of historic overlay zone called a ”Historic Landmark Zone" which will apply to individual lots with unique historic significance.  
    File: Honey Bee Village Archaeological Preserve 
    Mar 23, 2018 - New 13-acre outdoor and cultural attraction features an ADA-accessible trail loop, a new entrance and picnic area. 
    File: solar panel array at Agua Nueva Wastewater Treatment Facility 
    Jan 24, 2018 - Office of Sustainability and Conservation finds increases in solar energy use, electric vehicle purchases by County operations and improved water quality in the Santa Cruz River. 
    File: Gila topminnow 
    Dec 14, 2017 - For the first time in 70 years, native Gila topminnow have been detected in the stretch of river running through Tucson. 
    Aug 01, 2017 - Mission Garden is a re-creation of the Spanish Colonial walled garden that was part of Tucson’s historic San Agustín Mission. 
    File: Tucson Mountain Park 
    Aug 01, 2017 - The Pima County Board of Supervisors on August 1, 2017 voted to support the landmark federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) of 1973 and equally significant National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. 
    Housing Construction 
    Jul 31, 2017 - Phoenix-based public interest coalition Arizona Forward named the MSCP a finalist for its Governor’s Award for Arizona’s Future 
    Jul 12, 2017 - County will use more solar, buy electric vehicles and take other measures. 
    Open-topped pipe inspection 
    Jun 19, 2017 - Pima County Sustainability and Conservation leads an effort to protect local wildlife from the threat of open-topped vertical pipes. 
    File: Sunset Road Public Archaeology Program 
    Jun 05, 2017 - Sunset Road Public Archaeology Program wins Governor’s Award in Public Archaeology. 
    File: Oracle Road Wildlife Crossing 
    Mar 15, 2017 - AZGF survey shows animal travel patterns over a new wildlife overpass in Oro Valley. 
    Mar 10, 2017 - Pima County’s commitment to environmental protection has earned the appreciation of a conservation group dedicated to preventing the decline of the migratory songbird population in North America.  
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    Nov 14, 2016 - Public Meeting Nov. 30 for Water Study 
    MSCP logo 
    Nov 09, 2016 - MSCP collaboration receives Special Congressional recognition and award from Metro Pima Alliance 
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    Nov 02, 2016 - On November 9, staff from Pima County’s Regional Flood Control District, Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department and Office of Sustainability and Conservation and the Sonoran Institute will take part in a “Fish Survey” at four locations along the Lower Santa Cruz to determine which species are now found in the river.