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  • Pima County reports progress in sustainability efforts

    Dec 02, 2014 | Read More News
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    Pima County released its Interim Sustainability Report Card Monday, Dec. 1. The Report Card details progress made in improving the sustainability of Pima County Operations during fiscal year 2013-14 and establishes baselines for the 2014 Sustainable Action Plan that was adopted June 15.
    Sustainability Report CardHighlights from the Report Card include:
    •    Developed the 2014 Sustainable Action Plan for County Operations.
    •    Partnered with Pima Association of Governments to complete and publish its third greenhouse gas inventory.
    •    Completed construction of the new Pima County Public Service Center to LEED Gold Standards.
    •    Partnered with the City of Tucson and Community Water Coalition to identify 13 riparian areas to restore utilizing water from the Conservation Effluent Pool.
    •    Protected native biodiversity by removing invasive species from the Kino Environmental Restoration Project area.
    •    Acquired the 286-acre Painted Hills property, a prime open-space conservation area in the Tucson Mountains.
    •    Acquired 818 acres of State Trust land to expand Tortolita Mountain Park.
    •    Completed the Regional Optimization Master Plan, which improved water quality in the Santa Cruz River resulting in the return of fish populations, including the native Long-fin Dace.

    The Sustainable Action Plan for County Operations Interim Sustainability Report Card is attached and also available for viewing on the Office of Sustainability and Conservation’s Sustainability Programs Division website.

    About the Pima County Office of Sustainability and Conservation. The office works to promote a sustainable and livable community and the conservation of Pima County’s natural and cultural resources through the implementation of Board of Supervisors’ adopted policies that promote the environmental, social and economic wellbeing of Pima County. It has three divisions: Conservation Science; Cultural Resources and Historic Preservation; and Sustainability Programs. Click here for more information, or call 520-724-6940.