Pima County Regional Flood Control District hosts free Archeology Tours this Friday on the site of the future Paseo de las Iglesias Phase 1 project. The half-hour tour begins on Cottonwood Lane, just south of West Silverlake Road. The tour features excavated pit houses from a village that was located on the western bank of the Santa Cruz River. An archeologist from Desert Archeology will conduct tours at 2:00, 2:30, 3:00, and 3:30 p.m.
To reserve a space on a tour, call Annabelle Valenzuela, 520-740-6410.
This area will be near a future extension of The Loop, a shared use path that encompasses both banks of four major river systems or waterways: the Rillito River, the Santa Cruz River, the Pantano Wash, the Julian Wash and the Harrison Greenway. The Loop also has path extensions along tributary washes or extensions. These include the Tanque Verde Wash, the Cañada del Oro Wash, and north and south of the Santa Cruz River.
More than one third of the metropolitan population lives within a half mile of The Loop or Loop extended paths. For more information about The Loop, visit: www.pima.gov/TheLoop.