Lukeville, AZ — No-Dig Solution Avoids Damage to National Park Reserve Area
Culvert in Arizona Relined with Snap-Tite®, Local Environment Protected
The Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, part of the U.S. National Parks system, is an International Biosphere Reserve in the Sonoran Desert in Southwest Arizona. The monument was created in 1937 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to preserve a section representing the Sonoran Desert. The creation of this monument was part of a larger initiative within the National Parks to protect both the scenic and ecological areas of the United States. There are only a few Organ Pipe cacti in existence; so they are protected and cannot be damaged, especially since they only grow in this part of the world.
Within the reserve, the State of Arizona needed to rehabilitate an 18-inch culvert that had deteriorated. The state received funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and decided to allocate some of the budget to this project. This culvert repair is part of a larger project funded by the act to rehabilitate roads in the State of Arizona.