BREAKING NEWS: THE CONSERVATION FUND BEGINS FUNDRAISING

FOR PURCHASE OF THE FORMER VISTOSO GOLF COURSE 

 

After months of negotiations, The Conservation Fund (TCF) reached agreement with Romspen concerning the purchase of the 202 acres of recreational open space of the former Vistoso Golf Course. TCF will protect the land with a conservation easement which will prohibit development but allow certain recreational activities. The Town of Oro Valley will be gifted the land once the purchase is finalized and the conservation easement is in place.

Fundraising began October 12th. TCF’s goal is to raise $1.8M by December 2021. Raising the money is crucial to this deal being finalized.

The Conservation Fund is one of the top-rated conservation organizations in the country. They have a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator & an A+ rating from Charity Watch.

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

YOU CAN HELP by making a tax-deductible contribution.   

You can find all the details you need on the project and how to donate on The Conservation Fund website:

The Conservation Fund blog here

The Vistoso Project page here

Donations to The Conservation Fund are tax deductible since TCF is a 501(c)(3). You can donate via credit card here, or use the form linked at the bottom of their project page for sending a check or other types of donations.

If you have questions or require further assistance, please contact:

Kirste Kowalsky, Arizona Field Representative, kkowalsky@conservationfund.org, 480-332-3012

Mike Ford, Senior Nevada and Southwest Director, mford@conservationfund.org, 702-655-8167

Who We Are

We created TakebackOV.com in 2017 to speak for the residents of Oro Valley.  Why?  Because at that time, Oro Valley’s seven council members were simply out of touch with the community. This video illustrates the reason for our motivation:

  • We Speak for You

    The good news: We elected a new Mayor and three new councilmembers in August 2018.  They are listening and working to meet the needs of the community.

    More good news: We elected another resident-centric councilmember in Aug2020, giving us 5 of 7 councilmembers who see the needs of the residents as more important than continuous development.
    We’re proud to have Tim Bohen now representing us, in addition to Mayor Joe Winfield, Vice Mayor Melanie Barrett, and councilmembers Joyce Jones-Ivey and Josh Nicolson. 

Cruise through the 2020 highlights of Oro Valley in this fast-paced video