City of Tucson Launching Santa Cruz River Heritage Project

The City of Tucson and Tucson Water will host the kickoff of the Santa Cruz River Heritage Project on Monday, June 24, 4:30-5:30 p.m., at 1580 S. Santa Cruz Lane. The Heritage Project will introduce up to 2.8 million gallons a day of flowing reclaimed water into the Santa Cruz River just south of downtown. This will complement regional historical and cultural projects in the area and support the return of native plants and animals.

Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, Ward 1 City Council Member Regina Romero, and Pima County Board of Supervisors' Chair Richard Elías (District 5) will deliver brief remarks. This event precedes the 22nd Annual El Día de San Juan Fiesta (see related story).