Who we are . . .
The Tucson Mountains Association is a volunteer nonprofit organization, founded in 1934 by families homesteading in the Tucson Mountains. It began as an effort to bring necessary services to west side homes and continue conservation efforts started in 1929 with the creation of Tucson Mountain Park. Tucson Mountains Association (TMA) is the oldest association in Arizona. Members used to gather annually for a large social event to swap back one another’s cattle, which roamed freely through the grasses that abounded in the area then, and plan for conservation and living improvements. The threats and needs have changed in the Tucson Mountains, but the TMA annual meeting event continues today. We hope to make it as much fun now as it ever may have been!
TMA serves 192 square miles, bounded on the north by Twin Peaks Road, on the east by the Santa Cruz River, on the south by Valencia Road, and on the west by Sandario Road. TMA represents the interests of thousands of families who reside in or care deeply about the preservation, quality, and future of the Tucson Mountains.
TMA is a volunteer organization. Work is performed by our volunteer Board and caring members from the community who want to make a difference in our community. We endeavor to promote sensitive area planning, represent the concerns of homeowners throughout the area, preserve neighborhood integrity and a rural lifestyle, support Pima County’s Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan and the Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection, assure good trail systems and access to park lands and open space, expand Saguaro National Park, the Sweetwater Preserve and the Tucson Mountain Park, keep our members informed through events, newsletters, emails, and website, and sponsor an annual picnic to bring our community together.
If you want to make a difference in the Tucson Mountains, contact us!