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Native fish returns to Tucson: the Topminnow found in Santa Cruz River

Posted at 4:31 PM, Jun 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-08 00:35:22-04

Tucson is celebrating the return of a native fish: the Topminnow.

Officials say the fish was found alive and well in the Santa Cruz River last November. There were near the stretches where reclaimed water is being pumped in. 

Artists are painting a section of The Loop along the river with stencils to honor the fish.

On June 14th, "Exo Bar" on 6th Avenue is holding a toast to the Top Minnow from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Then on June 16th, there will be a 4.7 mile bike ride along The Loop from 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. for riders to see the fish artwork.