Mark L. Johnson
TA Tidbits #19-Current Events
Updated: Jul 11, 2021
Tortolita Preserve (TP) Field Visit With Marana Officials
TA Board members met with Terry Rozema (Marana Town Manager), Jackie Craig (Town Councilperson), Lieutenant Tim Brunenkant (Marana PD) and Jim Conroy (Director-Parks & Recreation) at the Moore Road trailhead today. The purpose of the meeting was to view and discuss the cactus/plant damage and safety issues related to cattle entering TP.
It was a very good meeting and Marana indicated; (1) they are working with the local rancher and Arizona State Land Department to get the ranchers water tank operation relocated from TP leased land to another location to hopefully keep the cattle away from TP and (2) Marana has CIP funds available in July to fence the entire west side of the TP and may work with a local chapter of the Boy Scouts to assist in accomplishing that task.
Upcoming TA Zoom Presentations
3/24 (6PM)-Dove Mountain Civic Group-see DMCG Newsletter for details.
3/31 (6PM)-Highlands-Details have been provided to Highland residents on their webpage.
Tortolita Alliance (TA) Fund-Raiser Update
The TA Fund-raiser is a great success with donations to date just over $4,000 and about 50 hats delivered. Thanks to all donors for your support. The Fund-raiser will continue for a few months and we have plenty of hats remaining!
Mark Johnson Appointed To Marana Utilities Board
On Tuesday, the Marana Town Council appointed Mark Johnson (TA President) to serve a four year term on the Marana Utilities Board. This is a great opportunity to learn more about Marana's water and wastewater system and share knowledge from a 40-year water utility career.
Local Archaeology & Hohokam Sites
Did you know that the Dove Mountain had inhabitants going back to 6500 BC? Archaeology Southwest-Summer 2007 describes several Hohokam historic sites in the Tucson region including 30 identified archaeological sites in the Dove Mountain region.