Dec. 10 PCFYI: Boosting immunity, finding jobs and presents for PACC

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Dec. 10, 2021 - Vol. 6, No. 22

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This holiday season, get an immunity boost to protect yourself and the ones you love. The Tucson Convention Center is one of several walk-up sites offering free COVID-19 vaccines for everyone. Whether you need a booster, a first dose or are looking to get your kids vaccinated, the Pima County Health Department has plenty of options to keep you and your loved ones safe.

Find all our sites with days and hours of operation at


Sparrow spot

Flood Control District transforms dirt site into a birding haven

In 2016, the Regional Flood Control District began restoring a 15-acre dirt site in the Rillito River Park near North Columbus Boulevard. A recent walk through the reseeded area, replete with waist-high grasses and other native plants, testify to the success of the restoration.

Flood Control had used the site to deposit sediment removed from the Rillito River as part of a maintenance project to restore floodwater capacity for public safety. By placing the 500,000 tons of sediment locally, RFCD saved taxpayers roughly $2 million in transportation and dumping expenses.


job fair

Pima County's 1st in-person employment fair in months attracts scores of job-seekers

About 180 job-seekers and more than 50 employers participated in a Nov. 18 job fair sponsored by the Pima County One-Stop and Arizona@Work at the Kino Event Center.

Businesses in the healthcare, construction, aviation and manufacturing sectors were among those who were recruiting qualified candidates for their vacancies. Some employers conducted interviews on site while others went away with many resumes to review.


Green Geek

Got questions? Ask Pima County's Green Geek

Wondering how to have a more eco-friendly holiday this year? Looking for New Year's resolutions that will help the planet?

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.

Note: This column ran in 2020 and was so popular, we decided to offer it again. Enjoy!


PACC dog

Find ways to help PACC during the holidays

There are so many ways you can help the Pima Animal Care Center this holiday season, and the best part is that several of them are FREE!

PACC always needs donations of new or gently used items like cat trees, blankets or doggy beds. The kids can write a letter to one of PACC's lonely pets. And the shelter still desperately needs adopters and foster families to give pets a happy home for the holidays.


Alamo Wash

Alamo Wash repair project is example of year-round Flood Control maintenance to stormwater systems

Just because the monsoon has ended doesn’t mean the work of the Pima County Regional Flood Control District is over.

The record monsoon left in its wake damaged stormwater infrastructure that the Flood Control District has been busily repairing. Most recently, district workers and contractors were in the Alamo Wash to remove cracked and damaged concrete and prepare for the installation of new reinforcements.



Librarian: Perseverance the perfect antidote for uncertain times

Anyone else out there miss their pre-pandemic life? We do!

That's why one of our children's librarians is recommending reading material for kids and adults on perseverance with the hope that we can all cultivate this important life skill.



Comments needed on public transit plan

Pima Association of Governments (PAG) is accepting public comments on the proposed FY 2023-2026 Public Transit-Human Services Coordinated Transportation Plan.

The plan is federally required for the PAG region, which identifies the transportation needs of individuals with disabilities, seniors, and people with low incomes. It provides strategies for meeting those local needs and prioritizes transportation services and projects for funding and implementation.

This public comment period is Monday, Dec 13, 2021, through 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan 11, 2022. Comments may be submitted via the online public comment form at or at