Feb. 11 PCFYI: Super Bowl safety, on the trail and Getting Green with the Geek

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Newsletter 2

Feb. 11, 2022 - Vol. 7, No. 3


Follow a food safety playbook on Super Bowl Sunday

COVID-19 protocols aren’t the only thing to consider if you’re planning to gather with friends to watch the big game this Sunday. Follow this food safety playbook to help you keep your Super Bowl food both safe and delicious.


GV trail

Exploring Green Valley’s newest trail

The new 1.7-mile Adamson-Catino Trail connects Canoa Preserve Park with the historic Juan Bautista De Anza National Historic Trail. Along the way, it crosses both a railroad line and a beautiful grove of pecan trees.

To learn more about Pima County’s parks and trails, visit www.pima.gov/nrpr.


Green Geek logo

Got questions? Ask Pima County's Green Geek

Are you wondering how to have a greener Valentine's Day? What about having a more sustainable spring?

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. 

This edition of the Green Geek will be our last for a while, as our guru of all things green takes a well-deserved break. But keep those questions coming and we'll address them as best we can. Meanwhile, for your recycling queries, bookmark Tucson Clean & Beautiful's website and you'll likely find the answer to many of your questions.


sediment removal

Flood Control removing sediment from Rillito River near Camino de la Tierra

If you’ve recently been on The Chuck Huckelberry Loop along the Rillito River, you may have seen some heavy equipment rolling through the channel.

The Regional Flood Control District has begun removing sediment from the river at Camino de la Tierra. Sediment removal is needed in this location to provide more room in the channel for floodwaters. More than 90,000 cubic yards of material will be removed for this project.


tax prep

Tax-prep program is back, now offers do-it-yourself classes

With tax season getting underway, Pima County and the United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona are bringing back Valet VITA, a tax-preparation program available to families with a household income of $73,000 or less.

Valet VITA is now entering its seventh year, said Bonnie Bazata, manager of Pima County’s Ending Poverty Now program. Unlike last year, however, when the program was done entirely virtually due to the pandemic, participants will be able to again turn in their documents in person.

Valet VITA for the first time also will offer do-it-yourself classes for those who want to learn how to prepare their own taxes or don’t qualify for the free tax preparation.



Your step-by-step video guide to adopting from PACC

Are you looking — or just thinking — about adopting a pet from the Pima Animal Care Center but aren't sure where to start? Check out this step-by-step video guide that will walk you through the process.

Shelter Director Monica Dangler covers how you can adopt a cat, a dog or review pets not housed at PACC but that are away in foster homes. Remember, all pets have no adoption fees right now. A $20 licensing fee may apply.


SW books

Southwest Books of the Year are here

The Library’s 45th annual Southwest Books of the Year list is now available online. Find our committee's favorites in categories such as poetry, children's, nonfiction, biography and more.

Southwest Books of the Year is published by Pima County Public Library in partnership with the Friends of the Pima County Public Library.