The Sweetwater Preserve is located in the eastern foothills of the Tucson Mountains. Acquisition of this 695-acre property protects a key segment of the Sweetwater Wash that connects Tucson Mountain Park to the Santa Cruz River, as well as habitat for numerous species, saguaro studded slopes, and a recreational area for hikers and horseback riders.
Date Acquired: June 25, 2004
Price Per Acre: $16,882
Bond Category: Community Open Space
Additional reports: Sweetwater Management Plan
Photo by Debbie Hecht