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The Rains Are Coming—Are Your Street-side Basin Inlets Ready or Clogged?

By Brad LancasterThis blog entry is reproduced with permission from www.HarvestingRainwater.com Like much of the country, we are in a record drought with record heat that is drying us out […]

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Brad Lancaster awarded Citizen Forester of the Year

The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management awarded Brad Lancaster, co-founder of the Dunbar/Spring Neighborhood Foresters, with the 2021 Citizen Forester of the Year. The following is Brad’s acceptance […]

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Annual rain & native food forest plantings another success in 2021

Our 25th annual Dunbar/Spring Neighborhood Rain, Tree, & Food Forest Planting extended into the adjoining West University Neighborhood for a second year. But as both neighborhoods are part of/share the […]

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Native 1-gallon-sized cholla, prickly pear, and agave edibles available for planting

Staghorn cholla Cholla flower buds are a delicious native food you can grow at home or in the public right-of-way (as long as you keep public walkways clear and accessible). […]

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Multi-lingual plant ID signs share the bounty of the neighborhood forest

Multi-lingual plant identification signs were just installed in the Dunbar/Spring Neighborhood Forest to help folks learn more about the rich Sonoran Desert life around them, and different ways they could […]

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Dunbar/Spring Neighbors – get your order in for our annual Planting of Rain, Trees, & Native Food Forests by January 20

This is the the 25th year of our annual planting program. Get more info on the Event’s page here.

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Get your pruning on — Brush & Bulky pick up Monday, January 11

Brush & Bulky pick up starts Monday, January 11, 2021 in Dunbar/Spring and adjacent neighborhoods. For a city-wide schedule of Brush & Bulky pick ups and more info see:https://www.tucsonaz.gov/es/brush-and-bulky So […]

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Trees Help Reduce Crime

Check out the map above created by Julius Scholsburg to see for yourself. The map above is a tree cover map of Tucson, Arizona with crime report data overlaid. Where […]

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Evolutions Within the Dunbar/Spring Public Commons

by Brad Lancaster The following is a re-posting of a blog I wrote in 2016 on my blog at www.HarvestingRainwater.com A bare beginningWhen I moved to the Dunbar/Spring neighborhood in […]

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Spadefeet – The Amphibians of Dunbar/Spring

By Robert VillaTucson Herpetological Society, TucsonHerpSociety.org Our Devonian and Mesozoic Neighbors We are fortunate to live in a vibrant and diverse barrio of people, art, food, community, and urban ecology.  […]