Mark L. Johnson
TA Tidbits #33 Elections & Reflections
Wild Burro-Alamo Springs Spur Hike (1/30/22)
Wild Burro Upper Valley At Dawn
Desert Spoon Making A Comeback
Chuparosa-First Spring Wild Flower Color
Marana Town Council Elections 2022
Marana Town Council election is August 2, 2022. There are four open seats.
Stayed tuned in the days ahead for some very important news regarding this election!
Tortolita Preserve Projects Update
Trailcounter-purchased by Marana Parks & Recreation (MPR) with $500 donation from TA and should be delivered soon and installed.
Bioblitz-MPR scheduling the next planning meeting in February.
Moore Rd Trailhead Improvements-MPR has assign a project manager and preliminary design work is underway.
Western Fence-MPR has assigned a project manager and preliminary design/survey work is underway.
Cattle Water Reservoir-to be relocated out of TP in April. This will hopefully keep cows away from TP until western fence is installed.
Many years ago there were actually two peaks on the west side of the I-10 at the intersection of W. Twin Peaks Rd and N. Sandario Rd. They were called Picacho de Calera (peak of limestone mine) and Picacho Gemelo (twin peak). Picacho de Calera no longer visible as the limestone has been mined by the Arizona Portland Cement Company to manufacture portland cement which is used to make concrete. This photo was taken from an article in Geochaching where you can read more about the history of the Twin Peaks. Thanks to local Arizona history expert Brian Lorimer for providing this great history of our region.
Pima County Trail Improvements
Pima County Natural Resources, Parks & Recreations has announced some important new trails and trailhead improvements. Click on the box below to access the latest Trail Times and learn more.
You can view all the trails at the Pima County Trails Interactive Map.