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Southern Az's Camp Naco named one of America's most endangered historic places of 2022

Camp Naco in Southern Arizona was added to the list of America's "11 most endangered historic places" by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. It was built in 1919 and housed Buffalo Soldiers and Civilian Conservation Corps workers in the early 20th century. ... Read more»

Run the land: Native women from Tucson and across the U.S. take to the roads and trails

Native Women Running, an Instagram page highlighting her half-marathons, 10Ks and other races, restores an Indigenous perspective to running and gives Indigenous women a platform to showcase their cultures and their passion for this ancient celebration of life.... Read more»

The way we were

Arthur Pack: Successful businessman was also conservation pioneer

For most Pima County residents these days, the name Arthur Pack is usually mentioned in the context of golf because of the noteworthy Lee Trevino designed course at a park named after him on the Marana-Oro Valley frontier. Arthur Pack was prominent a businessman and philanthropist whose impact on conservation policy is still felt locally. His influence extends well beyond Pima County as well.... Read more»

Volunteers needed for Tucson Mountain Park trail building and restoration

Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation [cq] is calling for volunteers to assist in building 2.5 miles of trails at the Painted Hills Trails Park [cq] and help with Enchanted Hills Trail Park’s [cq] ongoing restoration efforts, according to Marcia Zamorano, [cq]a Pima County communication specialist. [cq]... Read more»

Pima County now owns more than 230,000 acres of open space

Pima County has been steadily buying land for the past 40 years and now owns and manages more than 230,000 acres of natural, cultural and historic areas. About 73,000 acres were purchased with $230 million from four bond issues dating back to 1974.... Read more»