Donation by UArizona Professor Expands Tucson Mountain Park by 65 Acres

Sunset with sun shining on a cactus, Thomas Griggs, Unsplash
Douglas Kreutz, Arizona Daily Star

A substantial portion of land — 65 cactus-studded acres teeming with wildlife — is now part of Tucson Mountain Park thanks to the generosity of UArizona professor of plant and environmental sciences Dr. Martha Hawes. Dr. Hawes donated the desert parcel to Pima County for inclusion in the park west of Tucson “because there’s nothing so important as saving at least part of the planet” from development.