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Enjoy the first Zoo by Moonlight at Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary on Friday, June 5th from 8:00pm to 9:30pm. Visit with some of our nocturnal animals under the light of the full moon! It’s a howling good time! HPZS Members are $5 and non-members $8. Children under 3 are Free. If you can’t attend in June additional Zoo by Moonlight Dates are: July 4th, August 3rd, September 1st and October 1st.
Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary is a local not-for-profit, 501 (c) (3) wildlife sanctuary and education facility dependent on our community for support. We are open to the public year-round and are available for educational out-reach programs on request. We also conduct conservation triage and rehabilitation to more than 300 injured wild animals every year.
Everybody’s home-town zoo! Open Daily 10am-4pm.
The Sedona Historical Society is asking residents to share their COVID-19 experiences for posterity. The Society would like to capture some of the stories about how you are coping with the COVID-19 virus restrictions and risks. They plan to preserve these stories for the future as part of their permanent collection and possibly a future exhibit.
What has your experience been like? Do you have a funny, sad, poignant, uplifting story? What’s different, or the same? Share your stories about how you’re staying in touch, coping with kids at home, learning a new skill, etc. Anyone can submit a story by visiting the Society’s website and following the guidelines at sedonamuseum.org/covid-19-stories/
“We are living history.” said the Society’s Historian, Janeen Trevillyan. “Just as people are looking back in time now for valuable experiences and lessons-learned, along with inspiration and strength, so will future generations look back at our experiences in 2020 for their own know-how and insight.”
Stories and memories will become a collective diary of experiences. Guidelines for submission are on the webpage. Submissions will be screened before posting for public view for appropriateness; it is not intended as an opinion-sharing forum.
The Sedona Historical Society’s mission is to research, preserve and tell the history of the greater Sedona area. For more information, call 928-282-7038. sedonamuseum.org.
Northern AZ Climate Change Alliance In collaboration with Union
of Concerned Scientists, Elders Climate Lobby, and Yavapai College Olli Online are hosting a
region wide webinar presentation on COVID-19, climate impacts, and wildfires. As the planet
warms, the region continues to see climate change trends of rising temperatures, below average
snowpack, drought, and increased grass crops from spring and winter rains acting as a fuel for
wildfire. Unlike previous years, the collision of COVID-19 with the wildfire season has left us unable
to prepare and made emergency management and fire-fighting practices riskier.
Northern Arizona is no stranger to severe wildfires. The 2018 Tinder Fire burned over 16,300 acres
and 84 structures in a riparian zone with protected species. In 2019, the Museum Fire severely
damaged the soil on the slopes of Elden Mountain, directly impacting neighborhoods. The Slide Fire
in Sedona burned 22,000 acres in Oak Creek Canyon, costing over $10 million. We will never forget
the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshot lives lost in the Yarnell Hill Fire.
Carly Phillips is the Kendall Fellow with the Climate & Energy program at the Union of Concerned
Scientists. Her work focuses on protecting carbon, specifically as wildfires increasingly threaten
these ecosystems. Prior to joining UCS, Dr. Phillips studied at the Odum School of Ecology and
Center for Permafrost in Copenhagen, Denmark. Dr. Phillip holds a PhD in ecology from the
University of Georgia. Carly grew up in Phoenix, Arizona where she learned to love the desert and
Tim Carter has been employed with Coconino County since 2012 and transitioned to the
Emergency Management Department in 2019. His career has always had its roots in public service
and public safety, serving as a police officer, probation officer and now as an Emergency
Management Specialist for the County. He holds a Masters of Arts in Emergency Management and
Homeland Security from Arizona State University.”
Thursday, June 11, 2020, 1:00 – 3:00 pm, Zoom Presentation/Register online at http://tiny.cc/nyx1pz
Threat Multipliers: Covid-19, Climate Impacts, and Wildfires
A region wide webinar (Zoom Registration) on COVID-19, Climate Impacts, and Wildfires. As the planet warms, the region continues to see climate change trends of rising temperatures, below average snowpack, drought, and increased grass crops to fuel wildfires. Seminar speakers include: Carly Phillips with the Union of Concerned Scientists; and Tim Carter with the Coconino Emergency Management Department.
This is a Zoom presentation on June 11 @ 1 p.m. Register online: http://tiny.cc/nyx1pz
Free Registration for all age groups
Zoom presentation on June 11 @ 1pm
Click link to register online: http://tiny.cc/nyx1pz
Registration is required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information
about joining the meeting and a reminder with the zoom link the day of the presentation.
NAZCCA is a 501c3 non-profit, non-partisan, non-electoral grassroots
organization. NAZCCA strives to invite and inspire people to step up and take action
through education and empowerment addressing climate change at a local level of
engagement. For more information visit our website at NAZCCA.ORG
The Yavapai County Citizens Academy provides residents with insights into how their government works, promotes open lines of communication, and offers a clear understanding of how County services affect the everyday lives of its citizens. Anyone interested in attending this Verde Valley Citizens Academy can apply by visiting Yavapai.us. The Yavapai County Citizens Academy in the Verde Valley will be open for registration from June 15 through July 30, 2020 or until there are 30 applications received. The Academy starts on August 6, 2020 at 5:30 PM and runs every Thursday night for 9 weeks. A light dinner will be provided.
Yavapai County Board of Supervisor Chairman Craig Brown said, “I want to thank everyone that will be attending this upcoming class in the Verde Valley, for taking the time to get involved and for being an advocate for the County. I encourage every citizen to be informed about their local government and this is a great way to learn about your government. If you have ever wanted to know how each County department serves you, go to Yavapai.US and register right away. This class will fill up quickly.”
Participants will interact with the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors, County leadership, and other citizens in this collaborative and informative course. By the end of the class, participants will have an increased understanding of the organizational structure and operation of the various County departments that influence the quality of life in our community.
The Citizens Academy is at no charge and is open to anyone living in Yavapai County, 18 years of age or older. Classes are offered twice a year, once in the Verde Valley and once in Prescott. The class will accommodate 30 participants and registration is on a first come, first served basis. The Academy is not intended to be a platform for complaints or to debate political issues but rather a place to ask questions, and learn.
- NEW FEE FOR WATER RESOURCES AND INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION THROUGH WILDLAND FIRE MANAGEMENT; AND
- RESTRUCTURE OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT FEE
Pursuant to A.R.S. § 9-499.15, notice of a proposed new fee or fee increase must be posted at least 60 days prior to City Council approval or disapproval.
The City of Flagstaff hereby gives notice it may adopt a new fee for Water Resources and Infrastructure Protection through Wildland Fire Management (“WRIP”). The City of Flagstaff watersheds, wells, and distribution infrastructure are at risk due to annual wildfires in the area. City staff is recommending a new fee to pay for wildland fire management services that protect our water resources and infrastructure. City water utility customers will pay this new fee. The proposed fee is $0.52 per 1,000 gallons of water use effective August 1, 2020, and increasing by one cent to $0.53 per $1,000 gallons of water use effective July 1, 2022.
The City of Flagstaff also hereby gives notice it may adopt a restructure of the existing Environmental Management Fee (“EMF”). This fee funds the majority of the Sustainability Section programs. The purpose of the proposed restructure is to make the fee more equitable. The fee will change from a flat $4.00 per month per municipal utility billing statement, to a percentage based fee of the utility customer’s monthly charges for utility services (trash, recycling, water, wastewater, reclaimed water, storm water). The proposed fee will be set at $0.035 x the monthly utility service charges. Some City utility customers will see a fee decrease, while others will see a fee increase.
A written report regarding the proposed new Water Resources and Infrastructure Protection Fee, including a fee schedule and data to support the fee is attached (scroll down). The report includes cash flow projections and anticipated revenues.
A written report regarding the proposed restructured Environmental Management Fee, including a fee schedule and data to support the fee is attached (scroll down). The report includes cash flow projections and anticipated revenues.
The City Council will be considering the proposed fees at public meetings at the following dates and times:
- Work session: Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.
- Public hearing: Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.
- Public hearing (continued): Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.
The City Council may approve, disapprove, or modify the proposed fees. A first reading of an ordinance may occur on June 2nd, and a final reading of an ordinance to approve the fees may occur on June 16th.
All public meetings will be held at City Hall, 211 W. Aspen Avenue, Flagstaff, Arizona 86001. Due to current COVID-19 flu pandemic social distancing requirements, all public meetings are being held via the internet through the Flagstaff City website, www.flagstaff.gov. There are measures in place to allow public participation. As soon as social distancing requirements are lifted, the public may attend in person at the City Hall, Council Chambers.
Please contact Neil Chapman, Wildland Forest Health Supervisor, (928) 213-2512 for questions about the WRIP; Nicole Antonopolous, Sustainability Manager, for questions about the EMF; and Brandi Suda, Finance Director (928) 213-2217 if you have any questions about the financial analyses.
People Who Care volunteers provide caring non-medical assistance for adults unable to drive due to age-related and/or physical limitations. This allows an individual to continue living in their own homes and remain independent as long as safely possible.
People Who Care is a community-based nonprofit with programs in Prescott, Prescott Valley, Dewey and Chino Valley. Volunteers help in the community where they and enrolled Neighbors live. The majority of our Neighbors live alone.
People Who Care offers volunteer assistance with a one to one situation by helping with:
- transportation to healthcare/business appointments
- grocery shopping
- personal paperwork
- caregiver relief, and more
Reaching out and assisting our Neighbors is a “feel good” opportunity for both the person volunteering and the one receiving the volunteer assistance. For your consideration you may call the Prescott office as listed above to enroll.
We will be asking all attending to wear a mask, and we will provide social distancing.