Dangerously Venomous Animals
Member Mike Cardwell, a well known rattlesnake expert, has written an informative summary on the venomous animals found in the Tucson Mountains. A reminder for long-time residents, but important reading for new residents not familiar with our local critters. Please share with new neighbors. Click the image below to be taken to the full story and print for future reference.
There is no shooting allowed near homes or in Tucson Mountain Park. One incident of a shot fired into a home has occurred. If you see or hear illegal shooting from a vehicle, safely try to get the license plate number and call 911 immediately. If you hear or see illegal shooters on foot, call 911 immediately to report. GPANA is working with the Pima County Parks Department to investigate and provide extra patrols in the area. Also, GPANA is working with the Pima County Parks Department to post educational signs in the area (step one in the process to reduce illegal shooting). Please email GPANASEC@gmail.com to let us know if you have illegal shooting happening in your area.
AZ Native and Exotic Toxic Plants
Board Member Tony Knight is a Veterinarian and Pima County Master Gardener. He shares with us an informative article he wrote for "The Plant Press," a publication of the The Arizona Native Plant Society. Read it here!
Interstate 11 proposed to cut through Sonoran Desert
The Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection has excellent information on the status of the proposal and what we can do to protest. Click here to see information and practical steps that can be taken to voice opposition.
The GPANA board will review and approve organizations that are in alignment with our Mission Statement and organizational standards. GPANA members are encouraged to support these organizations as they see fit. Members are also encouraged to bring to the Board any organizations for review so that they can be included here.
Quality of Life Helpful Links
SeeClickFix is a very helpful app, (you will have to download the app to your Apple or Android phone), for reporting issues to Pima County. For example you can report graffiti, potholes, road kill, illegal dumping, signage problems, and more. Click here for information from Pima County.
Wildlife Neighbors, Tucson Mountains
Our wildlife neighbors are an interesting and diverse bunch of creatures. They adapted to life in these arid lands long before we arrived. See the links below for what you can expect to see in our Sonoran Desert.
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