“The natural glory of Phoenix has a history of being saved by people ahead of their times. Depression-era environmentalists fought for land and funding to create Desert Botanical Garden … and initially failed. Post-war park officials created urban preserves in what was once the boondocks and were mocked in editorials. Horse-lovers led city council members on rides through Phoenix Mountains, as bulldozers obliterated the trails behind them.”

Read Open Spaces an article about CAZCA and the program’s work on conserving the region’s open spaces in the Desert Botanical Garden’s Sonoran Quarterly issue of January 2019.

The online pdf version can be viewed here: Open Spaces by Kerdiwen Cornelius


CAZCA is an initiative of Desert Botanical Garden. Any donations made to CAZCA must be made through Desert Botanical Garden. You will now be taken to their website to complete this transaction. Thank you!