The Dewey-Humboldt Historical Society once again successfully coordinated the Agua Fria Festival. This oldest and longest running festival in the state of Arizona celebrated its 111th festival. The purpose of the event is to recognize the contributions of the Dewey-Humboldt community to historical events such as the Civil War and the Great Mining and Smelting Era.
On October 7, 2017 UA SRP personnel including Dr. Mónica Ramírez-Andreotta (Director of the Research Translation Core), Denise Moreno Ramírez (Trainee), Nancy Cardona (KC Donnelly Trainee), Arthur Moses (Trainee), and Jesus Solis (Trainee) were at hand to provide information about the UA SRP, Project Harvest, and Voices Unheard: Arizona’s Environmental History. As always, the team provided UA SRP community-oriented information on regional contaminants of concern and recommended public health prevention/intervention strategies. They also had an opportunity to talk to community members about local environmental concerns and ways that they can become involved such as the Dewey-Humboldt Community Environmental Board. Likewise, Trainees were able to provide children with environmentally focused activities that helped them learn about the environment. The event was a success, attracting local historians, individuals, and families wanted to partake in the pet parade, kids corner, old west parade, and square dancing.