Come celebrate with us at the wildlife crossings!

 

Aerial photograph of the Oracle Road wildlife bridge captured during a flight with Lighthawk over the Tucson, Arizona area on February 10, 2016. Photo courtesy Thomas Wiewandt.

Aerial photograph of the Oracle Road wildlife bridge captured during a flight with Lighthawk over the Tucson, Arizona area on February 10, 2016. Photo courtesy Thomas Wiewandt.

Because of your ongoing support and passion for the Sonoran Desert, the Oracle Road wildlife crossings are finished and animals are crossing this highway safely. We even recently┬áreleased footage of deer using the new wildlife bridge. If you didn’t see it then, check it out today.

On Tuesday, May 10th, at 9am we are hosting a press conference announcing the completion, followed by a celebration of the successful Oracle Road wildlife crossings. Pima County has graciously offered to provide funding for this wonderful event.

We’ll meet at the Santa Catalina Catholic Church parking lot adjacent to the wildlife bridge. Guests will be able to tour the wildlife bridge on a guided walk and learn more about the project from the Coalition, Sky Island Alliance, Tucson Audubon Society, Arizona Game and Fish Department, Pima County, Regional Transportation Authority, and other partners. Following the walk, we’ll move down the road to Pusch Ridge Stables (behind the wildlife underpass) to enjoy refreshments and celebrate this success together.

We hope you can join us to celebrate this milestone for the Sonoran Desert and see the accomplishment up close. Please email Kathleen Kennedy at kathleen.kennedy@sonorandesert.org or call our office at (520) 388-9925 with questions and please RSVP here.

When: Tuesday, May 10th, 9am

What: 9am Press conference and one-time only guided walk up to the wildlife bridge

10am Celebration with refreshments at Pusch Ridge Stables and an optional hike to see the new wildlife underpass (0.6 miles round-trip)

Where: Meet at the Santa Catalina Catholic Church at 9am and please park in the lower lot (14380 N Oracle Rd). After a tour of the bridge, join us at Pusch Ridge Stables at 10am (13700 N Oracle Rd) for a reception with refreshments and an optional hike to the wildlife underpass.

And don’t forget to RSVP HERE!

2 Responses

  1. Katie Finlayson says:

    I can’t wait to see the new wildlife bridge.

  2. Barb Finlayson says:

    My husband, Tom Finlayson, will also be attending Tuesday’s ceremony.