The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced the winners of its eighth annual Campus RainWorks Challenge and UArizona was awarded 2nd place in the Master Plan Category for its “Against the Grain” project. The university's project involved enhancing flood protection through bioretention facilities with native plants and trees and using stormwater runoff as a water resource.
The Mayor and Tucson City Council will meet today, May 27, in a Special Study Session to discuss draft agreements for grants from the City of Tucson's We Are One/Somos Uno Tucson Resiliency Fund, in partnership with the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, YWCA Southern Arizona, and Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona. Mayor and Council will also discuss the strategy for spending CARES Act funding, as well as numerous other items.
The National Weather Service has issued an Extreme Heat Warning for today through Sunday at 8 p.m. Dangerously hot conditions with high temperatures could peak between 104 and 110 on Friday, lowering slightly to between 103 and 108 on Saturday and Sunday in Tucson and surrounding areas.
As the weather heats up, be sure to take into account the safety tips outlined in the video below.
A virtual forum for students to voice their concerns for next school year during the COVID-19 pandemic is scheduled for Thursday, May 28, from 3-4:30 p.m.
Join the team from Tucson Parks and Recreation for a swim lesson to teach your child how to do the freestyle. From body position, to arm movement, to leg action, your child will be swimming like a pro in no time.
The Mayor and Tucson City Council will meet tomorrow, May 27, in a Special Study Session to discuss draft agreements for grants from the We Are One/Somos Uno Tucson Resiliency Direct Loan Program, managed by the Business Development Finance Corporation (BDFC). The deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. tonight, May 26.
The Pima County Department of Environmental Quality (PDEQ) Clean Air Program has issued issuing an Air Pollution Advisory for today, May 26, due to the potential for elevated levels of ground-level ozone air pollution in the Tucson area. People who are sensitive to air pollution may experience shortness of breath, coughing, throat irritation, wheezing, and breathing discomfort.
The Pima County Justice Court will hold an Eviction Prevention Resource Fair on Thursday, May 28, from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Those attending can learn more about resources for rental assistance, eviction delays, legal assistance, jobs, pets, and more. Bilingual assistance will be available. Agencies ready to help will be present.
The Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility invites you to attend a virtual town hall for Move Tucson, a long-range transportation master plan, on Thursday, May 28. There are two opportunities, either for call-in or through Microsoft Teams.
A forum for Spanish speakers will be held at noon, and a bilingual forum will be held at 6 p.m. Hear from the Move Tucson team, ask questions, and learn more about the year-long planning process.