|Groundwater Recharge. 70 acres of percolation basins recharge up to 4 million gallons per day of treated wastewater into the local aquifer to help maintain a sustainable supply of water for the community and provide valuable reuse of community effluent.|
Wildlife Habitat. The preserve provides a rich complex of habitats for migratory and resident wildlife, including many avian species, amphibians, reptiles and small mammals. Diverse habitats include permanent marshes, a variety of native riparian and upland vegetation, wildlife islands and roost and nest structures.
Environmental Education. Integral to the design are elements such as overlooks, outdoor classrooms and interpretive facilities, including exhibits describing the importance of recharge and water conservation; wildlife, plants, and cultures of the region; and diverse habitats represented.
Recreation. The project includes passive recreation facilities for both adults and children. The facility features an ethnobotanical interpretative garden highlighting unique culturally-important plants of the Sonoran Desert region.