• August 12, 2020


In June, we reported the news that The Conservation Fund (TCF) would negotiate with Romspen to purchase the 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. Our 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 has also 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 in order to provide a reasonable timeframe for the conclusion of open space purchase negotiations with The Conservation Fund.

We are 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. Preserve Vistoso asks its members and the entire community to make financial pledges which are strictly directed to the acquisition.

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

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.