We want to congratulate the commitment made and the hard work done over the past sixteen years by the Santa Cruz Valley Heritage Alliance to win designation of the Santa Cruz Valley National Heritage Area. In February, Congress passed Senate Bill 47, the John Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act, which designated the Santa Cruz Valley, from Nogales to Tucson to Marana and Oro Valley, a National Heritage Area (NHA), and on March 12, the President signed the bill into law.
The work continues, as all of the people of the Santa Cruz Valley fully realize the implications and opportunities of living in one of only 55 NHAs in the country, and one of only a few in the West. We start by asking, What does it mean to you? We at the Lowe House Project are fully committed to helping you explore that question.
Zocalo magazine published an excellent article by Vanessa Bechtol, President of the Santa Cruz Valley Heritage Alliance, in its June issue. (To read the article at Zocalo, click on the video, which opens the magazine, and click on the expand icon in the lower right corner to get the full-screen view.)