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Birds Benefit Business Alliance Members

 

BBB_logoThese are businesses (organized by type of service) that support Tucson Audubon as partners in our efforts to serve the community through conservation, education, and recreational programs.

If you are interested in making your business or organization a Birds Benefit Business Alliance Member of Tucson Audubon, fill out an application or contact Diana Rosenblum, (520) 629-0510, ext. 7002.

 

Accomodations

Arizona Birder Casitas
Candlewood Suites
Chuparosa Inn
Circle Z Ranch
Heartstone Ranch
Riverpark Inn
Tucson/Lazydays KOA

 

Companies in BOLD are Supporting,
Sustaining or Leading members

Birding and Travel

Ravens-Way Wild Journeys
Rockjumper Birding Tours
Solipaso Tours
Victor Emanuel Nature Tours
WINGS Birding Tours Worldwide

Optics

Carl Zeiss Sports Optics
Celestron Sport Optics
Leica Sport Optics

Opticron USA
Swarovski Optik

Other Services

Affinity Wealth Management
Associated Benefits Specialists Inc.

Crown Community Development-Arizona
Diet of Hope Institute

Kimberlyn Drew, Realtor
Farmers Investment Co.
Financial Architects
La Cocina
Originate Natural Building Materials Showroom
Santa Fe Ranch Foundation
Sundance Press
Tucson Electric Power
Visit Tucson
Western National Parks Association


ACCOMODATIONS

CONTRIBUTING LEVEL
Arizona Birder CasitasAZBC-logo
www.azbirdercasitas.com
Green Valley, AZ  

520 332-4343

Arizona Birder Casitas offers affordable lodging for birders vacationing in Southeast Arizona. Its location in Green Valley, just south of Tucson, is convenient to Madera Canyon in the Santa Rita Mountains, one of the region's most popular birding and hiking areas. Our fully-furnished, one-bedroom condo offers a full kitchen, washer/dryer, and community pool. Visit in any season and rent our casita by the week or month. The quiet community is age-restricted, so one renter must be 55 or older. Go on Tucson Audubon's free field trips or head out on your own. There are so many things to do in the area that you'll want to return year after year. Caution: After a few vacations, you'll be moving here, as we did in 2009 (from New Hampshire). Please consider staying at our birder-friendly casita when you plan your trip to Tucson!  ~Your hosts, John Munier and Dorothy Fitch

 

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candlewood_suites_LogoCandlewood Suites
www.tucsoncw.com
1995 W River Rd, Tucson, AZ 85704
520 373-5799

Tucson's newest hotel, Candlewood Suites is located close to Interstate 10 and many of the area's unique attractions. Each suite has free high speed wired and wireless internet connectivity and is equipped with a full kitchen, including a stove, dishwasher, refrigerator and microwave. The kitchen is stocked with what you need to prepare meals in your suite, on your schedule. Check out the hotel's Lending Locker for additional small kitchen appliances, games and movie for your in-room DVD Player. We offer an outdoor, heated pool and Hot Tub, complimentary guest laundry, exercise facility and business center with free access and printing. The 24 hour convenience store offers food items and sundries, when you need them. The hotel is located directly across the street from Bashes Grocery store, Starbucks, Panda Express, and Subway.

 

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ChuparosaInnlogo_with_b_bChuparosa Inn
www.chuparoainn.com
1300 S Madera Canyon Rd
Madera Canyon, AZ 85614
520 393-7370

The Chuparosa B & B is the best lodging option for birders in southern Arizona. Located in the heart of Madera Canyon and just 45 minutes from Tucson. Walking distance to several trailheads and over 250 bird species! Each of our four suites have a private exterior entrance, bathroom, patio, and mini-kitchenette. Our central location makes optional day trips to Patagonia, Paton’s, Pena Blanca Lake, the Pajarito Mountains, and Florida Canyon a breeze. Birders are raving about the Chuparosa and Madera Canyon.

 

LEADING LEVEL
Circle_Z_Ranch_logoCircle Z Ranch
www.circlez.com
1476 Arizona 82
Patagonia, AZ 85624

520 394-2525

The Circle Z Ranch is known for its fantastic horseback riding, breathe-taking vistas, and world class birding. Recently protected with a conservation easement, the Circle Z Ranch property is a nesting site and migrating route for many rare species. Sonoita Creek, traversing 2 miles of our property, is special in that it is one of the two year-round flowing streams in the Southern Arizona. We cater to guests from all over the world looking for a relaxing and authentic experience.

 

SUPPORTING LEVEL
Heartstone_logoHeartstone Retreat / La Cocina
www.lacocina.com www.heartstoneranch.com

The Birdhouse at Heartstone Mountain Retreat is a two-bedroom, two-bath vacation getaway on stilts with a wrap-around porch upstairs that peeks into the treetops. More than 110 species of bird have been identified on the 9 ½ acre ranch, which is located near Elgin on the way to Parker Canyon Lake. Owner Jo Schneider would love to see more birders visiting (special rates!), keeping the property's birding legacy alive and increasing that species list! Together with a group of women friends, Jo Schneider purchased the grassy, woodsy property after former owner and avid birder Dr. Bev Allen passed away. Jo is now delighted to offer the home and its mountain views as a special place for bird lovers to escape the city and do what they do best—enjoy birds to their hearts' content, just 90 minutes from Tucson. And who could say "no" to sleeping in a birdhouse?

Jo is better known in Tucson as the owner of Bentley's House of Coffee and Tea and La Cocina Restaurant, but to her the retreat and the restaurants have essentially the same mission: to offer the community a comfortable haven from our often hectic city lives. Anyone who has spent time in the tree-covered courtyard of twinkling lights at La Cocina knows all about that: where else can you listen to live, local music while watching the antics of turtles in a tiny pond? The Dusty Monk Pub at La Cocina, one of two indoor bars at the outdoor restaurant, has been the cozy location for Tucson Audubon's Birdathon Celebration the last two years. La Cocina's generous arrangement is part of their Tuesdays for Tucson program, which supports local non-profits by offering 10% of the evening's income to a different non-profit organization each week.

 

LEADING LEVEL
Riverpark_New_AZ_LogoRiverpark Inn
www.theriverparkinn.com
350 South Freeway, Tucson, AZ 85745
520 239-2300

The Riverpark Inn is a full service, AAA, 3-diamond hotel in a resort-like setting located within walking distance of the Tucson Convention Center. The hotel is just minutes from some of the best birding in urban Tucson, and Madera Canyon or Patagonia are easy daytrips. The 8-acre property, with 174 rooms (including five suites) on two floors, has everything you need to make your stay in Tucson a luxurious birding experience! Some of our best amenities include: the brand-new Terrace Café and Bar, complimentary full American breakfast each morning of your stay, free internet, Direct TV, microwave/ fridge in each room, outdoor heated pool and Jacuzzi, and much more! Pets are also welcome!

SPECIAL RATES FOR BIRDING ENTHUSIASTS AND EXCELLENT BIRDING JUST MINUTES FROM THE RIVERPARK INN!

 

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KOA-LogoTucson/Lazydays KOA
http://koa.com/campgrounds/tucson-lazydays
5151 South Country Club Road, Tucson, AZ 85706
520 799-3701

Tucson/Lazydays KOA is your desert oasis, featuring beautiful fruit trees abundant throughout the park, with plenty of good times to be had. The campground offers pull thru sites with full 30/50-amp hookups. Or you can try the grassy luxury sites! No RV? No problem. Stay in one of the new two-bedroom Deluxe Cabins with queen beds. Whether you want to relax by one of the two pools, soak in the hot tubs or join in the fun activities, this KOA has something for everyone to enjoy. Lazydays, a full-service RV dealership with a service department, is located next door. Other campground amenities include a bar and grill, an event center and meeting rooms, fitness center, off-leash dog park and complimentary Wi-Fi. Camping in Arizona is a breeze at the Tucson/Lazydays KOA. Pool: Open all year. Max pull thru: 65ft


BIRDING AND TRAVEL

CONTRIBUTING LEVEL
ravens_way_newlogoRavens-Way Wild Journeys L.L.C.
www.ravensnatureschool.com
520 425-6425

RAVENS-WAY WILD JOURNEYS (RWWJ) is a unique Outdoor Environmental School based in southeastern Arizona. Founded in 1993 by Naturalist and Wildlife Biologist Vincent Pinto, RWWJ continues to bring a wide variety of experiential, Nature-based, and affordable programs to people of all ages and backgrounds.

Our classes strive to bring you closer to the Earth, while empowering you with the skills needed to make positive contributions to its health.

We offer a wide range of Naturalist-based experiences, including: Birding, Wildlife Safaris, Botany Expeditions, Wildlife Tracking, Ecological Restoration, and Astronomy. At RWWJ we feel that all of us must become competent, committed, and creative Naturalists in order to be the best possible stewards of the land.

Ravens-Way also specializes in Survival and Stone-age Skills, delving into our shared Hunter-Gatherer heritage in order to proceed wisely into the future. You can choose from a plethora of programs, including: Wilderness Survival, Wild Edible Plants, Fire-by-Friction, Stone-Age Tools, Natural Shelters, and Aboriginal Art. All of our classes can be experienced with modern comforts or in the resplendent beauty of a wilderness setting.

Many RWWJ programs are based at our two Nature Sanctuaries. Our 42-acre Lake Patagonia retreat, Raven's Nest, has a variety of amenities, including a large Nature Center, while our 50+ acre Chiricahua land, Raven's Mountain, houses an authentic Stone-age encampment. Both areas contain many miles of Nature trails for your explorations.

To find out more about RWWJ check out our website at ravensnatureschool.com. You can also e-mail us at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and call at (520)425-6425. Head instructor Vince Pinto will work with you or your group in order to find the programs best-suited to your needs.

Join us and experience the Way of the Raven - Wild, Mysterious, Powerful, and Free!


SUPPORTING LEVEL
rockjumper_logoRockjumper Birding Tours
www.rockjumperbirding.com
PO Box 13972, Cascades 3202
South Africa, Pietermaritzburg, KZN 3202

(USA & Canada toll-free):  1-888-990-5552
+27 33 394 0225

Rockjumper Birding Tours was launched during the International Ornithological Congress held in Durban, South Africa in 1998. Since then, their team of highly experienced bird guides have successfully arranged and guided hundreds of birding tours spanning the African and Asian Continents and Madagascar. Over 3,500 species have been recorded in this region during the course of their tours. Rockjumper Birding Tours epitomizes professional bird guides, smaller groups, solid value for the money and a long-established reputation.

See our Alliance Member birding travel page for their current trips.

 

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Solipaso_LogoSolipaso Tours/El Pedregal Nature Lodge
www.solipaso.com

Solipaso is a small birding and natural history tour company based in Alamos, Sonora, Mexico, owned and operated by David and Jennifer MacKay. They personally research, organize and run all of their tours and specialize in high quality, fun, small group birding and natural history trips throughout Mexico. Some of the locations they run trips to include Sonora, Sinaloa, Nayarit, Colima/Jalisc, Oaxaca, Veracruz, Yucatan and Chiapas (coming soon). Beyond the scheduled dates for their various trips, they also specialize in doing custom trips.

The MacKays have lived and worked in Mexico for 15 years and enjoy sharing their love and knowledge of the country with their guests. Jennifer and David have a background in active travel with an emphasis in high customer service. Originally from the Bay Area, they migrated to Mexico in search of an alternative lifestyle. They landed in Alamos and began to explore the environs. David is a self taught birder, loves being out in the field and showing people lots of birds, all the while having a good time. His sense of humor makes every day a good day. David has deep knowledge of birds and the culture of regions in which we travel. Jennifer runs the show in Alamos and occasionally gets out into the field. She manages Solipaso trips and is also an accomplished cook (meals at their place in Alamos are a highlight for our guests), yoga teacher and is involved with several charities in Alamos. David and Jennifer have raised their two daughters, Salina and Elly, in Alamos.

Solipaso is the birding tour end of their business. They have also recently opened El Pedregal Nature Lodge and Retreat Center. They have five luxury casitas and a central lodge set on 20 acres at the edge of the town of Alamos.

See our Alliance Member birding travel page for their current trips.


CONTRIBUTING LEVEL
VENT_LogoVictor Emanuel Nature Tours

www.ventbird.com

Working hand-in-hand with our leaders to make every trip a satisfying experience for each participant is a highly skilled and professional office staff that is dedicated to keeping you well-informed and prepared for every tour. When you call the VENT office you are dealing with a staff which has over 80 years of combined experience with travel and tour operation. You can feel confident that your questions and requests will be handled by the best in the business.

VENT has played a pioneer role in helping develop ecotourism. We have been a strong advocate of supporting local conservation organizations, using local drivers and guides, and using in-country tourism operators.


CONTRIBUTING LEVEL
Wings_LogoWINGS Birding Tours Worldwide
www.wingsbirds.com

520 320 9868

 

WINGS Birding Tours Worldwide – and its U.K. subsidiary, Sunbird Tours – offers more than 100 birdwatching trips each year to destinations in 80 countries spanning six continents. Based in Tucson, WINGS has been at the forefront the industry since 1973.

Among our world-renowned birding guides are Jon Dunn, Steve Howell, Paul Lehman, Susan Myers, Rick Wright, and Tucson residents Gavin Bieber, Rich Hoyer, Jake Mohlmann, and Will Russell.

WINGS leaders are also well qualified and broadly proficient in natural history and other fields. Many of our tours combine birdwatching with other pursuits: art, music, theater, history, and different aspects of natural history. Several tours are aboard cruise ships.

In Tucson, our staff – Matt Brooks, Greg Greene, Kathi McIvor and Erin Olmstead – organize and manage the array of our small-group and private tours, ensuring efficient logistics, solid value, and above all, a first-rate experience for birders of all levels and interests. www.wingsbirds.com

 

OPTICS

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Celestron Sport Optics
www.celestron.com/browse-shop/sport-optics/binoculars

Celestron has been an optics industry leader for decades, ever since Tom Johnson unveiled the game-changing C8. We strive to continue his legacy by continually developing exciting products with revolutionary technologies.

 

SUSTAINING LEVEL
zeiss-logoCarl Zeiss Sports Optics
www.zeiss.com/sports-optics/

ZEISS has spent over a century developing leading-edge nature observation binoculars and nature observation spotting scopes, giving nature lovers the opportunity to experience unique moments of nature in all its detail and all its forms.

 

CONTRIBUTING LEVEL 
Leica Sport Opticsleica_sport_optics
leicasportoptics.com

Maker of legendary lenses, Leica is a 163 year old German optics manufacture. Leica Sport Optics produces binoculars, spotting scopes, and digiscoping products of exceptional quality and durability that are superbly suited to the needs of avid birders. Keenly aware of the issues that concern birds and birders, Leica is pleased to support the work of Tucson Audubon Society.

 

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Opticron USA
www.opticronusa.com

Founded in the UK in 1970, Opticron is a family-owned business with over forty years experience in consumer optics. In that time we have met and exceeded the demands of tens of thousands of enthusiasts and occasional users looking for a pair of high quality affordable binoculars, a telescope or an accessory to help them pursue their pastime, hobby or obsession!

 

SUSTAINING LEVEL
swarovski_logoSwarovski Optik
www.swarovskioptik.com

SWAROVSKI OPTIK regards tradition, origin, quality awareness, entrepreneurial boldness, innovativeness, absolute devotion to service and product functionality as the core values guiding all its actions. These principles have evolved from within the company at SWAROVSKI OPTIK and they are put into practice every day by all our staff.

 

OTHER SERVICES

CONTRIBUTING LEVEL
Affinity Wealth ManagementAffinity_Wealth_Management_Logo
www.affinitytucson.com
520 795-3360

Our approach is simple - make decisions that serve our clients' best interests. With this goal in mind, Affinity Wealth Management is dedicated to offering independent investment advice, a comprehensive, long-range perspective on the market, rigorous account oversight, and clear client communication.

Established in 2002, we are a locally-owned independent business currently maintaining portfolios for individual investors, business owners and organizations in 14 states.

 

CONTRIBUTING LEVEL
Associated_Benefits_logoAssociated Benefits Specialists Inc.
www.associatedbenefitsspecialists.com
(520) 219-1950

We love birding and appreciate all that the Tucson Audubon Society does for the birding community and Tucson. At Associated Benefit Specialists, Inc. we are a full service customer service independent agency. We provide all our customers with an annual benefit and cost analysis of your employee health benefit program. Should you not have a current employee benefit program in place, we will provide a market search and assist you with budgeting expectations. We will service your office personnel with the day-to-day operations of your employee benefit plans and service your employee's questions and concerns about the benefit program. Having more than 20 years experience in the health insurance industry, we will provide your company with the expertise of seasoned professionals. Quality Service is commitment.

 

LEADING LEVEL 
Crown_Logo_Hi_ResCrown Community Development-Arizona
1525 E Sahuarita Rd, Sahuarita, AZ 85629

Founded in 1973, Crown Community Development specializes in master planning for a variety of communities throughout the United States. Known for developing highly sought-after live-work areas, Crown Community Development responds to the unique needs of the region and is best known for perfecting one of the most thorough and effective approaches to community master planning.

 

diet_of_hopeCONTRIBUTING LEVEL
Diet of Hope Institute
http://dietofhope.org/

In 2010, Dr. Dietmar Gann and his wife Elizabeth created the Diet of Hope. It is a balanced nutritious, low carbohydrate, portion controlled diet, that has proven to be very successful in treating obesity, diabetes, hypertension and other related conditions.

 

SUSTAINING LEVEL
Kimberlyn Drew, Realtor
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Head_shot_Nov15If you are looking for a real estate agent who speaks both business and birds, look no further than Kimberlyn Drew. Kimberlyn is a longtime member of Tucson Audubon and has been an avid birder since she met her now-husband, Andy Moore, over 20 years ago. She is also active with the Arizona Native Plant Society and has been known to volunteer to pull cheatgrass for the Forest Service in the Santa Catalinas.

With an MBA from the University of Arizona and an avid interest in the environment, she is the perfect person to help you sell your home and find the right home to fit your needs. Want a home near a green belt with lots of native vegetation for Pyrrhuloxia and Phainopepla? How about one near a wetland for ducks and herons or maybe near desert cliffs for Canyon Wren and towhees? While she can’t guarantee avian visitors she does guarantee an understanding of and appreciation for your interests and priorities. And best of all, when you go out with her as your agent, you’d better bring your binoculars!

 

SUSTAINING LEVEL
fico_logoFarmers Investment Co.
www.sahuaritafarms.com

For more than six decades, Farmers Investment Co. (FICO) has farmed in the Santa Cruz River valley south of Tucson. In this time, this family farm has become the world's largest integrated grower and processor of pecans.

Dick and Nan Walden, the owners of FICO, affirmatively embrace the responsibility of being stewards of the land and believe it is now more important than ever.

The Waldens are leaders in sustainable farming and have implemented state-of-the-art irrigation technologies to conserve water. They also are making investments so that they and other regional water users are able to utilize renewable water supplies to reduce groundwater pumping.

Because of their commitment to the land and the community, the Waldens are engaged in long-term planning for the future of their property. They are taking these steps with the understanding that future uses embody the broader community goals of sustainable growth and economic opportunity for both current and future residents.

 

CONTRIBUTING LEVEL
financial_arch_logoFinancial Architects
www.financial-architects.com
520 884-7550

Are you on a path to financial independence? When planning for your financial future you want to enlist the help of professionals you can trust. At Financial Architects, Certified Financial Planners™ James P. Walker and Brienne L. Dylewski are committed to helping individuals and businesses build financial futures that meet their personal and professional goals. As independent planners, they are truly able to work in the best interest of their clients on everything from retirement planning to wealth management to college savings. In business for more than 35 years, Financial Architects enjoys a solid reputation for providing expert financial advice and investment and insurance services to help clients reduce taxes and achieve financial independence.

If you would like to schedule a complimentary appointment please call 884-7550. Partial list of Services & Products: Business Retirement Plans, Business Insurance Planning, Employee Benefit Planning, Estate Planning, Private Portfolio Management, Mutual Funds, Annuities, 529 College Savings Plans and Long-Term Care Insurance.

Ph: 884-7550. Website: www.financial-architects.com. Securities and advisory services through KMS Financial Services, Inc.

 

SUPPORTING LEVEL
la_cocina_logoLa Cocina / Heartstone Retreat
www.lacocina.com www.heartstoneranch.com

The Birdhouse at Heartstone Mountain Retreat is a two-bedroom, two-bath vacation getaway on stilts with a wrap-around porch upstairs that peeks into the treetops. More than 110 species of bird have been identified on the 9 ½ acre ranch, which is located near Elgin on the way to Parker Canyon Lake. Owner Jo Schneider would love to see more birders visiting (special rates!), keeping the property's birding legacy alive and increasing that species list! Together with a group of women friends, Jo Schneider purchased the grassy, woodsy property after former owner and avid birder Dr. Bev Allen passed away. Jo is now delighted to offer the home and its mountain views as a special place for bird lovers to escape the city and do what they do best—enjoy birds to their hearts' content, just 90 minutes from Tucson. And who could say "no" to sleeping in a birdhouse?

Jo is better known in Tucson as the owner of Bentley's House of Coffee and Tea and La Cocina Restaurant, but to her the retreat and the restaurants have essentially the same mission: to offer the community a comfortable haven from our often hectic city lives. Anyone who has spent time in the tree-covered courtyard of twinkling lights at La Cocina knows all about that: where else can you listen to live, local music while watching the antics of turtles in a tiny pond? The Dusty Monk Pub at La Cocina, one of two indoor bars at the outdoor restaurant, has been the cozy location for Tucson Audubon's Birdathon Celebration the last two years. La Cocina's generous arrangement is part of their Tuesdays for Tucson program, which supports local non-profits by offering 10% of the evening's income to a different non-profit organization each week.

 

CONTRIBUTING LEVEL
originate_logo-reduced-200x127Originate Natural Building Materials Showroom
www.originatenbm.com
526 N 9th Ave
Tucson, AZ 85705
520 792-4207

Originate is a natural building materials showroom that specializes in interior finishes that are environmentally friendly, non-toxic, durable, and made from natural and renewable resources. We offer innovative and unique materials that rival the aesthetics and performance of more traditional interior finishes.

Originate was established in October of 2003 to provide a location within the City of Tucson to serve as a local and regional source of environmentally sound building materials and provide a place where people can see and experience these materials.

 

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Santa Fe Ranch Foundation
santa_fe_ranch_logowww.santaferanchfoundation.org

PO Box 1386, Nogales, AZ 85628 
520 287-7051

Here at the Santa Fe Ranch we inspire people and create opportunity in our community by providing hands-on experiences in nature via high quality outdoor education and agriculture programs.

The Paula and Cabot Sedgwick Family Foundation, dba The Santa Fe Ranch, is a 501(c)(3) dedicated to environmental conservation, preservation, education, and agriculture to promote healthy, active, conscious living in Santa Cruz County, Arizona. The Santa Fe Ranch consists of 3,300 acres of valleys, mesas, mountains and river bottom alongside approximately one mile of the Santa Cruz River.

 

CONTRIBUTING LEVEL
sundance_logoSundance Press
www.sundancepress.com
Tucson, AZ
800 528-4827

Since 1982, Sundance Press has specialized in the printing and mailing of short run, special-interest magazines, newsletters and any type of saddle-stitched publications.

Founded on the philosophy of providing “big publisher” service and quality to small publishers, Sundance's special expertise has built its business and attracted customers from across the U.S.

“Due to our specialization, we usually can help our clients save money,” explains Steve Rhynard, Sundance Press VP/General Manager, “but the hidden value of our service is that we stay on top of the latest desktop publishing programs, digital/computer technology and the ever-changing postal regulations to keep everything as simple and easy as possible for our publishing customers.”

Any publisher or association serving a base of 1,000 to 15,000 subscribers or members can benefit from talking to Sundance Press. “We invite anyone's questions and hope we can become a valuable resource for them,” states Gene Mandish, Sundance Press Customer Service Manager. “Just send us printing specifications,” adds Jim Brush, Sundance Press Sales Manager, “and we'll quickly reply with our estimates.”

Sundance Press is proud to be the printer of the Tucson Audubon Society's Vermilion Flycatcher membership magazine. Call them at 622-5233, or from outside the Tucson area at 1-800-528-4827. Also visit Sundance Press online at www.sundancepress.com.

 

LEADING LEVEL
TEP_color_logoTucson Electirc Power
www.tep.com

Tucson Electric Power provides the energy behind Tucson's economy. We deliver safe, reliable power to more than 414000 customers in the Tucson metropolitan area. We're also a local leader in community service, volunteerism and economic development efforts.

TEP and its sister company, UniSource Energy Services, are among a family of utilities owned by Fortis, Canada's largest investor-owned gas and electric utility holding company. Fortis completed an acquisition of UNS Energy, TEP's and UES' parent company, in August 2014.

TEP offers comprehensive energy services through reliable, traditional resources and a growing renewable power portfolio. We also offer many ways to help our customers use energy more efficiently.

TEP's community service efforts have earned nationwide acclaim. We provide direct contributions and other support for our employees' volunteerism, encouraging a spirit of giving that is shared among the Fortis family of utilities.

 

visit_Tucson_logoCONTRIBUTING LEVEL
Visit Tucson
www.visittucson.org

Visit Tucson is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the Tucson area as a convention, visitor and film production destination. It is financially supported by the City of Tucson, Pima County, the Town of Oro Valley and more than 600 individual and business partners.

 

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Western National Parks Association
WNPA_logo_from_Melinawww.wnpa.org

12880 N Vistoso Village, Tucson, AZ 85755
520 622-1999

The Western National Parks Association (WNPA) helps make the national park experience possible for everyone.

As a nonprofit education partner of the National Park Service, WNPA supports 67 parks across the West, developing educational products, services, and programs that enrich the visitor experience.

Since 1938, WNPA has worked to connect new generations to parks in meaningful ways. WNPA’s goal is to create advocates who want to preserve and protect these special places for everyone for all time.