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National Heritage Areas

The effort to designate a Santa Cruz Valley National Heritage Area has been widely supported throughout the Santa Cruz Valley.  Letters supporting the federal designation have come from: 
  • Former Governor Janet Napolitano
  • County, city and town governments
  • Tribal governments
  • Federal land and park managers
  • State land and park managers
  • Arizona Department of Tourism
  • Area museums and historical societies
  • Agencies and organizations promoting tourism and regional economic growth
  • Groups and nonprofits involved in historic preservation, nature conservation, and environmental education:
  • Ranchers, farmers, and agricultural businesses
  • Small business owners
  • Civic and business organizations
  • Chambers of Commerce
See the most recent list of local support for a Santa Cruz Valley Heritage Area!