Give A-Mountain and Tumamoc Hill a Break, Cancel July 4, 2020 Fireworks.

Give A-Mountain and Tumamoc Hill a Break, Cancel July 4, 2020 Fireworks.

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Alice Flick
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Every year, A-Mountain and Tumamoc Hill are on fire due to Fourth of July fireworks. Every year, native flora gets replaced by an invasive grass species (buffelgrass) because it has evolved with fire while our saguaros, palo verdes, and other native plants have not. This year, the Catalina Mountains are ablaze with the Bighorn Fire, it's hot and dry, and we should aim at making a new way to celebrate this country. Also, as we enter the largest spikes in COVID-19 infections, and become one of the most troubled states in the country due to the pandemic, it seems a bad idea for the City of Tucson to encourage mass gatherings, which will be difficult to discourage on this holiday, as it is. The City of Tucson should show some leadership and concern for both public health and the state of the edge of our beautiful Tucson Mountains. Let's find a 21st century way to celebrate this holiday, rather than continuing to blatantly overlook the damage we do each year, and the damage that could come from this year's special challenge.