A working group made up of regional partners is coordinating a regional beautification effort that involves litter and buffelgrass clean up events, unsightly sign removal and landscape enhancement along gateway corridors coming into the region.
Information and photos regarding the cleanup events to-date are shown below.
The primary goal is to improve the aesthetics of our landscape along the region's major corridors to leave positive first impressions among visitors as well as residents.
The effort began with an invitation by Tucson Regional Economic Opportunities to the Pima Association of Governments' Regional Council to help address the need to enhance the region's appearance.
Major coordinating partners include the Southern Arizona Leadership Council and Tucson Clean & Beautiful. PAG's member jurisdictions also are participating.
Initial events were scheduled prior to major events.
The first cleanup event on Jan. 25 between Tucson International Airport and downtown Tucson, along Tucson Boulevard, Kino Parkway and Benson Highway, resulted in more than 200 bags of trash collected. The event was held prior to the opening of the annual Tucson gem and mineral shows.
A second event scheduled for Feb. 15, before the Accenture Match Play Golf Championship, was canceled due to rain.
A third event held on April 11 along Starr Pass Boulevard and Mission Road included a clean up of both litter and buffelgrass. The clean up preceded the Solar America Cities conference at the J.W. Marriott Starr Pass Resort.
For information on how to get involved in future cleanup activities, please contact Sheila Storm at (520) 792-1093 or to adopt a street through Tucson Clean & Beautiful, please contact B.J. Cordova at (520) 791-3109. For more information about the City of Tucson's Adopt-A-Street program, click here.