The Santa Cruz Valley National Heritage Area (SCVNHA) honors and celebrates the natural environment, cultural traditions, historical places, and working landscapes of the watershed of the Santa Cruz River in Pima and Santa Cruz counties in southern Arizona.
As a non-regulatory designation made by Congress, SCVNHA takes a grassroots, community-focused approach to support historic preservation, natural resource conservation, recreation, heritage tourism, and educational projects. They leverage funds and long-term partnerships for projects that foster pride in their contribution to America’s history and an enduring stewardship ethic for this 3,300-square-mile landscape.
The Santa Cruz Valley National Heritage Area recognizes the original inhabitants of this landscape, the O’odham and the Yaqui (Yoeme), and their descendants who remain thriving on both sides of what is today the United States-Mexico border. You can learn more about their commitment to their Indigenous communities here.
This event is offered in a hybrid modality, please join us in the Forbes Building (room 202) or via Zoom: https://arizona.zoom.us/j/83729386788