March 12 PCFYI: The latest down on the ranch, in the river and with women making history

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Newsletter 2

March 12, 2021 - Volume 6, No. 5

Canoa Ranch video

Discover Historic Canoa Ranch

There’s plenty of new things to discover at Historic Canoa Ranch in Green Valley.

The 4,800-acre ranch was purchased in 2001 by Pima County with voter-approved bond funds. Among the new features are a beautiful lake with walking paths and plenty of opportunities for birding, a 2.5-acre cienega built by Pima County’s Regional Flood Control District, and a 6-acre pollinator garden that’s drawing even more migrating wildlife to the area.

Gates are open seven days a week, 6 a.m.-4 p.m.


Tiffany Jones

Mom finds new mission through Community Health Worker program

Tiffany Jones didn’t just land a job and create a new career path. She found a calling.

Jones is a success story from Pima County’s inaugural class of a Community Health Workers program, earning her certificate and then joining the Pima County Health Department last November.

It’s a job, she’s found, that fits well with her lifestyle.


Dr. Terry Cullen

COVID’s declining numbers offer reason for hope

Pima County Health Department Director Dr. Theresa Cullen examines recent data that reflects a pandemic that is weakening its grip on the community. However, this is not a signal to drop our guard, she said.

While vaccine supplies will gradually increase in the coming weeks, the consensus is we must continue to practice all of our learned mitigation efforts.


green geek

Got questions? Ask Pima County’s Green Geek

Wondering how to dispose of those used household batteries? Where to get documents shredded? Or the effect on the environment of the outdoor heaters many businesses are using?

Ask the Green Geek.

Pima County FYI has a monthly column featuring questions and answers on all things green. Our own Green Geek gets assistance on answering your questions from the sustainability experts in Pima County's Office of Sustainability and Conservation. Send your questions to And look for the column the second Friday of each month.


Central Pet

PACC’s got a St. Patrick’s Day deal for you

If you love shopping and helping out homeless pets, Pima Animal Care Center's gift store is the place for you.

Make an appointment to stop by the Central Pet store in PACC's lobby where you can buy a "Take Me Home" kit, then take home a pet for a $0 "O'Doption" fee.



Native fish make six-mile journey down river

When you flush your toilet, you’re helping the recovery of native aquatic species. That may seem strange but let us explain.

We’ve written about one of these native species before: the Gila topminnow. Beginning in about 2017, the Gila topminnow’s miraculous recovery began to make news when it was found in the effluent-dependent Santa Cruz River near the Agua Nueva Wastewater Reclamation Facility.


Women's history month

Library has plenty to explore for Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month, and the Pima County Public Library is happy to contribute to the celebration.

Your local librarians are providing lists of items in the LIbrary's collection for you to explore, events (in non-COVID times), and resources you can dive into to learn more about the impact women have had on this world throughout history.