RECREATION

Cacti and succulents honored at Pima Prickly Park Spring Expo

Cacti and succulents honored at Pima Prickly Park Spring Expo

April 10, 2013 |

The beautiful cacti and succulent plants that define our southern Arizona landscape will be celebrated in a Spring Expo sponsored by Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society at Pima Prickly Park, Sunday, April 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The 9 acre park is located at 3500 W. River. Entrance to the park and the […]

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Bike Fest and Cyclovia celebrate public space

Bike Fest and Cyclovia celebrate public space

April 9, 2013 |

If you’ve been daydreaming about spending more time in the open air exploring our city – and less time trapped in your car – each April a group of people is giving you every possible incentive to take over the streets and celebrate public space. Living Streets Alliance fills the month of April with Bike […]

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Notes From a Plant Freak

Notes From a Plant Freak

April 9, 2013 |

Blow Off Work, It is Spring Oh, spring! This is not the time of year one wonders why one lives in Arizona. We may not have a frost to thaw, but the balmy spring condones an ease of sorts, in the guts. This is the time we call in sick to blow off work and […]

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Notes From A Plant Freak

Notes From A Plant Freak

March 22, 2013 |

So You Wanna Be a Gardener? People are really getting into gardening and food right now. And it’s more than a trend. There is a paradigm shift occurring that is driving people out of the big box grocery stores and into their gardens, or at the least, into the farmers’ markets and grocery stores specializing […]

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Notes From A Plant Freak, February 2013

Notes From A Plant Freak, February 2013

February 24, 2013 |

Jared R. McKinley Is It Wrong To Grow In The Desert? Some people reason that gardening in this climate is a waste of water. Others suggest that the desert is no place for gardening at all. The author admits to having a prejudice toward being pro-gardening. But there are some really good reasons we, in […]

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Notes From A Plant Freak

Notes From A Plant Freak

October 8, 2012 |

The cool season has begun. It’s time to plant. Like crazy. You may let a few of those warm season crops that are still producing to linger – especially basil and peppers. Hopefully your bed of cucurbits (cucumbers, squashes, pumpkins, melons, etc) is separate and you can let them finish up as well. If your […]

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Get Moving Tucson A-Mountain Events

Get Moving Tucson A-Mountain Events

September 21, 2012 |

Southern Arizona Roadrunners presents “Get Moving Tucson” on October 21, featuring an A-Mountain half-marathon, 5k walk/run and a one-mile walk/run. The start/finish and staging area will be on Church Street just north of Congress. The Half-Marathon heads west and climbs A-Mountain, so runners can enjoy beautiful Southern Arizona morning views. There will be cash for […]

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AZ’s Outdoor Recreation Plan

AZ’s Outdoor Recreation Plan

September 12, 2012 |

Arizona’s Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) is now ready for Review by the Public The Arizona State Parks department is responsible for writing Arizona’s Statewide Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) every five years.  This plan sets the evaluation criteria to allocate the Federal Land and Water Conservation Fund grants, along with other applicable grant programs consistent […]

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Historic Shelter

Historic Shelter

September 6, 2012 |

Explore the natural and cultural history at Colossal Cave Just inside the entrance to Colossal Cave, we step onto the flagstone floor built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. It’s cool even with the desert heat outside: a temperate 70 degrees year-round, and dry. Unlike most caves that are formed by groundwater seeps, […]

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Elevate Adventure

Elevate Adventure

September 6, 2012 |

Explore Flagstaff’s peaks and valleys with boots, bikes & climbing shoes. On a road trip up to Flagstaff, you can watch the botany change with the elevation. Somewhere north of Phoenix, saguaros and Palo Verde trees give way to stunted oaks and acacia, followed by juniper and ponderosa pine as the road climbs up the […]

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