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Please take a moment to browse through our links to the latest news stories, our bi-annual newsletter Santa Cruz Meanderings, press releases, Frequently Asked Questions, information for teachers to use in classrooms, and links to valuable and relevant organizations. Schedule a presentation on the Santa Cruz Valley Heritage Alliance with your organization.

Arizona Illustrated Nature, interview with Tony Paniagua, Vanessa Bechtol, and Claire Zugemeyer. March 17, 2014.  View the video.

Arizona Illustrated interview with Bill Buckmaster, Janos Wilder, and Vanessa Bechtol.  September 2009. View the video.

Santa Cruz National Heritage designation a boon to economy, December 1, 2008.
A growing number of farmers, ranchers and chefs in our community are working together to bring place-based heritage foods from our borderlands region back to our tables for feasts such as Thanksgiving. Read more.

Interactive Web guide showcases heritage sites, July 4, 2008.  
If gasoline costs are cramping your summer travel plans, take a look at a new Web site that promotes day trips to area cultural and heritage sites. The Santa Cruz Valley Heritage Alliance just launched an online tourism map of places that are unique to this area. Read more.

Heritage Area Approved by U.S. House of Representatives October 2007
The U.S. House of Representatives approved legisation on October 24, 2007 to designate a Santa Cruz Valley National Heritage Area. The bill was introduced in the House by Congressman Raúl Grijalva and Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. 
The Heritage Alliance applauds Congressman Grijalva and Congresswoman Giffords for supporting this legislation, which not only celebrates our rich cultural heritage, but also supports heritage-based economic development throughout the Santa Cruz Valley.