Tohono Chul Park application has been approved!
Presentation ceremony was at Tohono Chul Park November 18 2005
Dedication and presentation of grant check was done at the Volunteer Appreciation Day at Tohono Chul Park November 18 2005. A day where the Park gives recognition of all the hard work done by their volunteer members.
The new Desert Living Courtyard was officially opened and two of the ten different vignettes were dedicated, the Barrio Garden and Desert Wildlife Garden. The Desert Wildlife Garden will be home to a new population of the Endangered Desert Pupfish and the Gila Top Minnow. Arizona Game and Fish will be providing the fish to this new Safe Harbor for the two species, which should be noted both are very effective at mosquito control.
Working with Jo Falls, Director of Public Programs, Ed Campbell, current President of The Tucson Watergardeners, was able to present a check to Joan Donnelly, Executive Director of Tohono Chul Park at the dedication ceremony. Also present for the presentation was Carlene Huesgen, Treasurer, and Jay Evenson, board member and chair of the Native Species Committee of The Tucson Watergardeners.
Barrio Garden dedication and just some of the volunteers.
Desert Wildlife Garden dedication a few of the volunteers that were instrumental in the construction of this garden.
Jo Falls introducing Ed Campbell. Joan Donnelly with Ed Campbell
giving a few words
Joan, Ed and Carlene Huesgen Official signing of papers
Please go visit the new Desert Living Courtyard at Tohono Chul Park.
last shot was a few weeks earlier.