Aug. 9 Pima County FYI Newsletter

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Aug. 9, 2019 - Volume 4, No. 31

Los Morteros

County, Marana collaborate to turn area into "must-visit" recreation destination

An area rich with history and biodiversity soon could become a hotspot for outdoor enthusiasts following a recent partnership among Pima County, the Regional Flood Control District and the Town of Marana on infrastructure upgrades at two amenities along the northern edge of the Tucson Mountains. Pedestrian-only trail improvements and new signage at the County-owned Los Morteros Conservation Area and on-going work on the Town of Marana's El Rio Preserve will make both more accessible and more beneficial for County residents and visitors alike.


Got Eco questions? Ask Pima County's Green Geek.

Looking to buy something sparkly for someone special, but you don't want to contribute to the diamond industry? Wondering if yoga mats really are bad for the environment? And are you curious about whether those sweet-smelling candles could actually be harming your health?

Ask the Green Geek.

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Life on the Loop is wild!

There are lots of reasons to love The Chuck Huckelberry Loop,  among them is all the amazing wildlife you can encounter pretty much anywhere along the path. We asked fans of the Loop’s Facebook page to submit photos of their encounters. Click HERE to see what they sent. And don’t miss out on what other County departments are up to. More than a dozen have social media accounts you can follow.



Workforce training key part of  Economic Development Plan

Here at Pima County Economic Development we’re excited to announce the release of the updated Economic Development Plan 2019-2021. It’s not often you’ll find government types getting worked up over bureaucratic treatises, but John Moffatt, County Economic Development director, thinks this plan update is the exception.


Penguin and e-reader

Why doesn’t the library have unlimited digital books?

If you love reading eBooks and listening to digital audiobooks, this is something you have probably wondered about. Sadly, our friends at the Pima County Public Library, tells us the issue is a bit more complicated. Find out why libraries can't buy eBooks like an individual does and what you can do about it.


Same news, but a different look

The County Communications Office is now distributing the PCFYI newsletter as well as news releases, alerts and other updates via GovDelivery. We'll still feature the columns you're used to reading as well as new feature stories, videos and other specialized content. Look for PCFYI to your inbox the second and fourth Friday of every month. Next issue: Friday, Aug. 23.