Aug. 23 Pima County FYI Newsletter

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Aug. 23, 2019 - Volume 4, No. 32

Sonoran Desert Weed Wackers

Volunteers bid bye-bye to buffelgrass

Thanks to the hard work of the Sonoran Desert Weedwackers who have toiled with staff from Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation for the last 19 years, invasive buffelgrass is almost completely eradicated at Tucson Mountain Park. Volunteers are always welcome at NRPR, whether it’s to tackle that nasty buffelgrass, help build a hiking trail or work with educators to engage students in nature-based activities. Learn more.


Matthew Ramirez

Pima Vocational High School grad turning dreams into reality

When Pima Vocational High School graduate Matthew Ramirez stepped out of his comfort zone, he didn’t think it would be into a room of 1,000 people. But life sometimes throws challenges at you that you’re convinced you can’t handle. Until you do.


Dog park

Are dog parks good for your pet?

Whenever someone takes home a new dog, we at Pima Animal Care Center give them plenty of advice. One thing we tell them is that dog parks are great for socializing your pet, but they can be overwhelming to a pet trying to adjust to a new home. PACC’s Director of Animal Services shares more in her column.


Estevan Ochoa

The Way We Were: The birth of public schools in Pima County

Our County history columnist loves looking into how certain governmental offices came into being. This month he delves into the history behind the Office of Superintendent of Schools, whose roots go back to territorial times, and provide critical insight into the evolution of the public school system in Arizona.


Film screening

Sundance Film Festival winner to be screened at Library Night Out

The Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona and Pima County Public Library are screening Sundance Film Festival-winner Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World Aug. 28 at the Richey Resource Center, 2209 N. 15th Ave. The evening begins at 5 p.m. with a blessing and introduction, followed by food, drumming, a talk by an indie band and the film screening. All are welcome.


Next PCFYI: Friday, Sept. 13