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ELOY — The city is again looking for citizens who are interested in donating saguaro cacti for another city project.

This time its for the landscaping of the median in Shedd Road, between Giles Street and Estrella Road. While this segment of Shedd Road was reconstructed in 2015, the landscape is now being enhanced to provide a more attractive roadway/bike path corridor and gateway for the Toltec Area.

Those who donate a saguaro to the city will get a plaque with their name, which will be displayed in front of the cactus, and be part of the City’s legacy in the future.

According to the city, officials are very interested in saguaros that range from 6 to 20 feet tall, in good health, and are in locations where a large truck-similar to a dump truck- has unobstructed access to extract it.

To donate, residents need to email photos of their saguaro --include a close up of the base of the cactus and a photo that shows the entire cactus and its immediate surroundings — to Jon Vlaming. The extraction and relocation is scheduled for late January to early February.

To donate or learn more about this opportunity, please contact Jon Vlaming at 520-466-2578 or email jvlaming@eloyaz.gov.


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