Coordinate & Elevate
Build upon the CAZCA foundation to ensure and amplify regional open space collaboration, coordination, management and conservation success.
This goal represents CAZCA’s innovative facilitation of collaboration and strategy sharing among regional partners to address a variety of issues relevant to open space in Central Arizona. We aim to enhance communication, collaborative projects, learning and regional effectiveness among our partners.
Open Space Champions
In 2018, we honored Tamara Woodbury for her pivotal leadership as the CEO of the Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council; her work has led to the connection of countless young women to nature. It was also under her guidance that the Bob & Renee Parsons Leadership Center for Girls and Women at Camp South Mountain was opened to serve the Arizona community in 2017.
Mayor Jackie Meck
The first Desert Botanical Garden Award for Excellence in Conservation was bestowed on Mayor Jackie Meck in 2017 for his visionary leadership in Buckeye, which emphasized the protection of the city’s open spaces for residents, and included his involvement in the formation and management of the White Tank Mountains Conservancy.
Protect Your Open Spaces
November 21, 2019
Please join CAZCA for the 3rd Annual Conservation Celebration presented by Desert Botanical Garden. Each year, we celebrate achievement and innovation in biodiversity conservation by recognizing an individual, organization or corporation with the 2019 Conservation Award.
Together we can build a strong future for our environment and protect the natural beauty of Central Arizona.