[Southern_AZ_MWS] News from Rincon Institute (Tucson area)
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Rincon Institute Announcements
Volunteer Opportunities, Public Meetings, and Current Events.
The Rincon Institute will periodically compile upcoming opportunities for
you to voice your thoughts, donate your time, and be informed about issues
and events that affect the Rincon, Vail, and Tanque Verde valleys.
Comment on the Draft The Saguaro National Park General Management Plan
Public Meetings to be held in September
Saguaro National Park's Draft General Management Plan /Environmental Impact
Statement is available for viewing online at:
Comments are being accepted online at this website until October 3, 2007.
There will also be public meetings held on the following dates:
* 9/5/07 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Amethyst Room, Pima Community College
- Downtown (255 N. Stone Ave.)
* 9/5/07 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Cafeteria, Picture Rocks Intermediate
School (5875 N. Sanders Road)
* 9/6/07 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Community Room, Pima Community College
- East Campus (8181 East Irvington Road)
Please provide your comments to the park!
Comment on the Draft Ammendment to the Pima County Water Resources Element
Open House to be Held August 8, 2007
Over the last several months county representatives have been working on an
amendment to the Pima County Comprehensive Plan Update-Water Resources
Element Regional Plan Policies. The proposal to amend these policies was
discussed with the Board of Supervisors on December 12, 2007 and, as a
result, staff was directed to initiate the Comp Plan amendment process.
The comment period is July 25 through September 27, 2007. An open house will
be held on August 8, 2007 to present information on the draft policies and
to solicit public input. A public meeting will be held on September 19.
Information on the proposed policies can also be found at:
Please provide comments to the county!
Job Opening: Farmers Market Coordinator
Rincon Valley Farmers Market supports local farmers, producers and artisans
every Saturday 8 AM to 1 PM.
%3A%2F%2Fwww.rinconinstitute.org%2F> RVFM Tomatoes
%3A%2F%2Fwww.rinconinstitute.org%2F> The Rincon Institute is looking for an
individual with an enthusiastic approach to a rural farmers market and who
has an interest in promoting the market as a local gathering place and a
major part of the community. The Market Coordinator ensures compliance with
state law, health codes and organizational rules; as well as office duties,
record-keeping, advertising, event planning, vendor solicitation, community
education surrounding supporting local producers and organic products, and
correspondence for the market. F-T position, Requires full Friday and
Saturday Work and weekday work hours are flexible, Salary DOE + Benefits.
Requires background in business and marketing. Send cover letter and
application by 8/15/07!
* Application and more detailed job description are located on Rincon
Institute website. Click link on link on the right column to access these
Saguaro National Park Expansion!
Voice your support for the protection of open space and vital natural
For the past few years the Rincon Institute has been working with
local partners to expand Saguaro National Park East and West by 583 acres.
This expansion will protect important water resources along Rincon Creek,
establish connectivity between protected lands, and protect important
Currently the bill has been introduced by Representative Grijalva
and cosponsored by Representative Giffords. Without expressed community
support for this expansion, this bill will likely not be addressed and the
park boundary will not be expanded. For more information on this bill and
the areas it will protect please visit: www.rinconinstitute.org.
The Rincon Institute urges you to contact your legislators and
communicate your support for this important conservation bill.
Pima County Bond Election!
Project Snapshot: Reclaimed Water to Protect Cienega Creek
This project is one of many projects listed in Pima County's November 2008
Bond Election. It is currently Priority A. This project will make available
an alternative source of water to areas where water table declines and
drought effects threaten existing riparian vegetation. It would require one
existing and one potential golf course owner to use reclaimed water. This
will facilitate the return of surface flows to Cienega Creek, reduce
groundwater pumping, and facilitate restoration efforts along Rincon Creek.
Without the construction of new infrastructure the use of reclaimed water
will likely not increase in the area.
%3A%2F%2Fwww.bonds.pima.gov%2Ffuture> www.bonds.pima.gov/future for more
information. There are several opportunities coming up for you to make your
voice heard regading this and other bond projects. You can submit comments
on this website, as well.
Rincon Institute Website
August 11: 8am-1pm
Rincon Valley Farmers' Market. *Fresh produce and local crafts!
August 18: 8am-1pm
Rincon Valley Farmers' Market. *Pet shots from 9am-12pm!
August 25: 8am-1pm
Rincon Valley Farmers' Market. *Flea Market Day!
Upcoming Special Events
Septmeber 22: 8am-1pm
Chili Festival at the Rincon Valley Farmers' Market!
About the Rincon Institute
The Rincon Institute is a non-profit land trust dedicated to integrating
community and conservation in the Rincon, Vail, and Tanque Verde valleys.
Our mission is to protect the natural resources of Saguaro National Park
East and its surrounding lands.
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