UA professor and plant pathologist Martha C. Hawes, PhD is preparing a legacy for all of Pima County: She and her late husband Hans VanEtten, are donating their residence and 65-acre parcel of land to expand Tucson Mountain Park. While Hawes will be allowed to stay on the property for the remainder of her natural life, this is a significant donation to area residents, according to local officials. Hawes says she is passionate about plants and nature and wanted to protect the land from development.
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