Sweetwater Wetlands will be closed on March 7th for a controlled burn. Rotating sections of the park are burned every year in an attempt to remove brush and reeds (which not only improves our views of the ponds but helps reduce mosquito habitat). While fire may sound scary at such birdy spot, keep in mind that only a portion of the Wetlands will be burned – there will still be plenty of trees, reeds, water and other places of refuge.
Here’s the official blurb from the city: The annual burn at the Sweetwater Wetlands is scheduled for Wednesday, March 7. The wetlands will be closed to the public that day and should reopen on March 8, barring an interruption, such as weather. The Tucson Fire Department is in command of the operation.
Check here for any updates or changes to the scheduled burn: http://cms3.tucsonaz.gov/water/sweetwater