Help Tucson Audubon Advocate for Birds and their Habitats
Tucson Audubon has a long history speaking for birds and their habitats in Tucson, across SE Arizona, the state and even the US federal government. To join our work you can:
– Sign up for Action Alerts
– Join our Audubon Ambassadors team
– Email us for more options and information
Water in Arizona 2019: Action Alerts Ongoing
Now is the time to speak up and defend clean and protected water in Arizona.
Arizona Legislature 2019:
NEW: HB 2111: A strike everything amendment to HB 2111 has allowed a dangerous bill to pass the House Natural Resources Committee. HB2111 allows, with a unanimous vote of those counties that have previously opted in to the adequate water supply rules, to opt out. Time to call or write to your Legislator to vote NO on HB 2111 when it comes to the floor.
Triennial Review, Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, Surface Water Standards
Clean Water Act: Waters of the United States
Major federal rollbacks on the definition of Waters of the United States will mean losing protections on over 90% of Arizona’s waterways. Tell your story of clean water in Arizona.
Tucson Audubon has been working extensively with local partners to hold El Dorado Holdings, developer of the proposed Villages at Vigneto, accountable to environmental regulations and the desert realities of the San Pedro River Valley. 2018 updates will be posted here and via Action Alert emails.
Santa Cruz River Flood Control 2018
A Pima County Flood Control project to remove 90,000 cubic yards of sediment begins the week of 4/30/18. The project should take between 4 – 6 weeks and aims to reduce flood risk to properties along the river. The first stretch of the project will work between Grant and Speedway. Tucson Audubon has been involved with discussions with Flood Control over protecting areas of native vegetation, avoiding nesting birds, and relocation species as needed. See the documents below for more information.
Tucson Audubon is extremely concerned about the proposed open pit copper mine called Rosemont Mint in the Santa Rita Mountains. The proposed mine would have a massive impact on the environment and surrounding communities from de-watering the aquifer, not only for the local area but for Tucson as well, to endangering the critical habitat for species.
The best way for citizens to voice opinions on these and other bills in this legislative session is to either 1) show up in person to relevant days in Phoenix (if you are interested in doing this please contact Nicole), OR 2) Call your own legislators or the sponsoring legislators, OR 3) sign up to ‘Request to Speak’ ONLINE. The online request to speak is the easiest option to submit comments on one or multiple bills.
- Find your legislative district here: https://azredistricting.org/districtlocator/
- Then identify your legislators here: https://www.azleg.gov/memberroster/
- Follow new and ongoing bills: https://www.azleg.gov/bills/
- Create a ‘Request to Speak Account here and check on bill status: https://apps.azleg.gov/
SunZia Transmission Project
The SunZia Southwest Transmission project proposes two new parallel 500 kV transmission lines across 515 miles from Lincoln County, New Mexico, to Pinal County, Arizona.
Tucson Audubon Society
300 E University Blvd. #120 Tucson, AZ 85705
3835 W Hardy Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85742
Paton Center for Hummingbirds
477 Pennsylvania Ave.
Patagonia, AZ 85624