April 9 PCFYI: Stinky plants, pet lovers and the Green Geek

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April 9, 2021 - Volume 6, No. 7


Vaccine eligibility, availability opening up

Pima County continues to offer more options for anyone over 16 needing a COVID-19 vaccine.

The County starting offering vaccines to those age 16 and up on April 5 to align with the state’s decision to open vaccine eligibility on March 24to everyone over 16. Since then, the County has made some other modifications to its vaccine rollout to make the vaccine more readily accessible to all.



This plant stinks, in more ways than one

Pima County and the Regional Flood Control District (District) want to warn the public about the spread of a noxious and invasive weed species taking root in the community. Mishandling this plant can cause severe breathing problems that may require hospitalization.

Although humorously named, the stinknet plant is no joke to public health or the environment. Stinknet (Oncosiphon piluliferum) can cause severe skin and respiratory allergic reactions and when dry, stinknet burns easily.


Parks employee

Find your next job with Pima County Parks and Recreation

If you’re new to the workforce or looking for a change of pace, check to see if any of the couple dozen job opportunities with our Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation Department piques your interest.

They have openings for lifeguards, recreational aides and leaders, community coordinators and more. Positions range from intermittent to full-time with benefits.


Green Geek

Got questions? Ask the Green Geek

Wondering what to do with all that plastic cutlery you get when ordering takeout? We'll tell you. And we have some follow-up answers to last month's questions on household batteries.

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 fyinewsletter@pima.gov. And look for the column the second Friday of each month.


Fospice couple

Video profiles woman caring for PACC’s most needy animals

Fospice, also known as foster hospice, is not for everyone. When you’re caring for a pet at the end of its life, you never know how long that dog or cat will have. That's why Pima Animal Care Center relies on wonderful people like Erin Brown.

Brown has several fospice pets in her home. And while fostering a hospice pet may not be for you, you can help people like Brown provide a safe, comfortable, end-of-life experience to animals and get them out of loud, stressful kennels by making a donation to Friends of Pima Animal Care Center. 



New water features, native vegetation part of extensive improvements at Canoa Ranch

A popular County attraction is starting to see a series of improvements designed to restore natural habitat and improve the visitor experience.

Extensive environmental mitigation efforts either underway or in the works at Historic Canoa Ranch located near Green Valley at Interstate 19 and Canoa Ranch Road, are bringing new water features, walking trails, and native vegetation to a 30-acre section of the property.


Kids writing poetry

Explore poetry with your Library for National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month, the “largest literary celebration in the world."

Lucky for all the poetry fans out there that the Library has tons of poetry in its collection, just waiting for you to find your favorites. If you’ve never explored poetry, you can start with Poetry 101, or maybe kids poetry. Just ask the Library staff, who always have a lot of recommendations.