Happy Spring!

Our beautiful Tanque Verde Valley is ablaze with color from our Super Bloom. We hope you've been able to get out and enjoy the wildflower show. 

Here are a few items of interest:

1. A new 20 acre commercial resort development next to Saguaro National Park, just north of Escalante near Old Spanish Trail would include seventeen 32-foot high two-story buildings, restaurant (with liquor license), outdoor lighting, with an occupancy of about 260 people. A Conditional Use Hearing will be held April 4, 2019, at 1:00 PM, at the Pima County Board of Supervisors Chambers, 130 W. Congress St., Tucson. See the Save Saguaro National Park Organization website for more information. 

2. Save the date! The TVVA Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm, at the Tanque Verde Lutheran Church, 8625 E Tanque Verde Rd, Tucson. Guest speakers include the Tucson Wildlife Center, a representative from Pima County District 4 Supervisor Steve Christy's office, and Pima County Department of Transportation. We hope to see you there!



A committee has been formed to develop strategies to preserve and enhance the Sabino Creek Shallow Groundwater Area. The main objectives of this committee are to (1) Establish communications among landowners, jurisdictions, and interested parties, and (2) Develop a watershed plan that outlines and prioritizes strategies for enhancing and promoting stewardship of the Sabino Creek Shallow Groundwater area. The Committee is a project of Watershed Management Group, and committee members include representatives from Pima County, UA Cooperative Extension, Tucson Water, Metro Water, Pima Association of Governments, Sky Island Alliance, HydroGeophysics, and area residents including Gary Hix, a well consultant and member of the TVVA Board of Directors.

Check out WMG's new Draft interactive map that is part of their Groundwater Stewardship Program. Click here to learn more.

The TVVA holds open monthly meetings and an annual General Meeting that includes presentations from local groups or organizations.

The 2019 Spring General Meeting will be held on May 1, at the Tanque Verde Lutheran Church, 8625 E. Tanque Verde Road, Linder Hall, at 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Our Board of Directors will be introduced, and our President Peter Reinthal will update us on some current issues. Guest speakers will include the Tucson Wildlife Center, Pima County Department of Transportation, and a representative from Pima County District 4 Supervisor Steve Christy's office. Stay tuned for updates! Hope to see you there.


The 2017 Fall General Meeting was well attended and very informative. About 30 neighbors attended our meeting on Sept. 26th, 7:00 pm at the Tanque Verde Lutheran Church. After a welcome and introductions from our TVVA Board President Peter Reinthal, we began the program. 

Catlow Shipek from the Watershed Management Group gave us an update on the River Run Network and Sabino/Tanque Verde Creek program. Check out their webpage for more information:

Supervisor Steve Christy and his staff discussed the “Just Fix The Roads” program. This program includes a $0.25 property tax increase per $100 of assessed value to go towards road maintenance, and a 13 member Transportation Advisory Committee appointed by each Supervisor and the County Administrator. 
Beth Borozan welcomed us, and introduced Steve Christy District 4 Supervisor, who discussed some of the funding and property tax issues. Next, Lucretia Free told us about the Transportation Advisory Committee and their duties to work with local groups and councils to help prioritize how funding is applied to road repairs. Carmine DeBonis, Deputy County Administrator, gave an excellent presentation on road funding, where funding comes from and how it is applied. Dick Katz, Southeast Regional Council member, told us about his group that works with the County to prioritize road work funding in their area.

After the presentations we enjoyed cookies and lemonade, and great discussions with our guests and neighbors.

The TVVA 2016 Fall General Meeting on October 4 at the Kirk Bear Canyon Library was a success! Over 40 neighbors and friends attended, and we had the two candidates for Pima County District 4 Supervisor position, Steve Christy and Josh Reilly, speak and answer questions from the audience. We honored Supervisor Ray Carroll for his 22 years of service to our District and the Tanque Verde Valley with a short presentation by our TVVA President Peter Reinthal, and we presented him with a beautiful engraved glass teardrop award. Discussion topics included the proposed rezoning on Tanque Verde Road for an RV and boat storage facility.


Josh Reilly and Steve Christy answering questions from the audience.          Peter Reinthal presenting Ray Carroll with an award for his service.


The TVVA 2015 Fall General Meeting was held on October 6, at 7:00 PM, at the Tanque Verde Lutheran Church, 8625 E. Tanque Verde Road, Linder Hall. Our speakers were Peter Reinthal TVVA Board President, AJ Malis (Principal of Tanque Verde High School), Gary Hix (Chair of the National Ground Water Association Rural Water Subcommittee), Larry Lucero (TEP), Jennifer Wong from Pima County Board of Supervisors District 4 Office of Ray Carroll, and Priscilla Cornelio (Director of Pima County Department of Transportation). Discussions included the upcoming Bond election, and the Sabino Creek Restoration Project.

The TVVA 2014 Fall General Meeting was held on Wednesday October 29, 7:00 to 9:00 pm, at the Tanque Verde Lutheran Church, 8625 E. Tanque Verde Road. Peter Reinthal, Board President, welcomed the attendees, and introduced the board members. Peter also explained the program, noting that we had invited both Ron Barber and Martha McSally, but were unable to coordinate a date when both of them could attend. At that meeting we had Ann-Eve Pedersen, who sits on Congressman Barber's Finance and Steering Committee for his campaign, speak for about 15 minutes. Martha McSally, candidate for U.S. Representative for Congressional District 2, spoke next and answered questions from the audience. About 40 people were in attendance.

Board of Directors Monthly Meetings: Contact us by email at "info AT tvva DOT org" for more information!