Vistoso Residents have Opportunity to Support the Conservation Fund’s Purchase of our Nature Preserve

In June, we reported that The Conservation Fund (TCF) was negotiating with Romspen to purchase the Rancho Vistoso property. To have one of the most successful and highly regarded American conservation organizations interested in preserving the property as a nature preserve and community trail is a great opportunity for our community. The support from TCF is extremely important.  

As a reminder, TCF is in escrow to purchase the Vistoso property subject to an executed formal contract with the seller, Romspen. The Town of Oro Valley also has publicly approved Romspen’s request to postpone the neighborhood meeting process that is associated with the property’s proposed General Plan Amendment and Rezoning applications.  This will provide a reasonable time frame for the conclusion of open space purchase negotiations with TCF.

Preserve Vistoso is confident that our community will continue to give and support TCF’s effort to purchase the property and create a conservation easement to preserve the property as public open space in perpetuity. We need to provide funds that will replenish TCF’s Revolving Fund which will be deployed to acquire the property.

Many residents in the Rancho Vistoso community already have made pledges in support of TCF’s goal to create this valuable community amenity.  Preserve Vistoso asks the entire community to make financial pledges that are strictly directed to the acquisition.  Please join your neighbors in helping to meet our goal.  Information on how to make a pledge is shown below.

For general inquiries or information on ways to give towards the preservation of the Vistoso Property, please contact Kirstie Kowalsky, Arizona Field Representative for TCF at kkowalsky@conservationfund.org.  More information on TCF and how to donate is available on the TCF Partnership page at PreserveVistoso.org

Preserve Vistoso also is offering virtual ZOOM meetings to provide key updates about TCF’s progress to protect the Vistoso property so that it will be used as a nature preserve and community trail. These informative meetings will provide you key details about our fundraising efforts and update you on our progress. We’re ensuring these meetings are held with small groups so that each attendee has adequate time and opportunity to gain insight about the project. To schedule a virtual meeting or obtain further information, please contact Gerald Bren, PV Board of Directors, at gcbren@gmail.com or call (612) 834-8891.

Thank you for your support.

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