Love & Support

Build champions and the constituency of support and action for Sonoran Desert conservation by raising awareness and connecting people with nature.

Current Progress

This goal aims to bring our communities into the process of managing and protecting natural, open spaces in Arizona. To do this, we want to raise awareness about the challenges and opportunities facing the Sonoran Desert, help get people into nature, and empower community members to turn their hopes for open space in Arizona into a reality.

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Active Initiatives

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Total Initiatives

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Volunteer Hours

Showing Love and Support

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Volunteer With Us

Do you have an interest or passion for the outdoors? Or working in collaboration with amazing organizations in the region? We need your help.

We are currently recruiting for several volunteer positions to help us with our key programs and initatives. Join us!

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Desert Defenders

Invasive species are one of the biggest threats to the health of local habitats by crowding out native species, decreasing biodiversity and increasing wildfire risk. Desert Defenders is a citizen science program focused on finding, mapping and removing invasive species at local parks and preserves using a map-based smartphone app. Join the new Desert Defenders program to help us find and remove these plants!

Protect Your Open Spaces

Desert Defender March Removals

March 2021
Partner Event

Join the Desert Defender program for one of the March removal events occurring at various Maricopa County regional parks. These pulling events will focus on manually removing invasive plants of concern.

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March EcoQuest: Wildflower Wonders

March 2021
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Join the March EcoQuest: Wildflower Wonders. Find and map as many wildflowers as possible! Wildflower season is a cherished phenomenon in the Sonoran Desert. Observations can provide information on populations, potential impacts and build appreciation of these natural wonders.

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Desert Defenders April Removals

April 2021
Partner Event

Join the Desert Defender program for one of the April removal events occurring at various Maricopa County regional parks. These pulling events will focus on manually removing invasive plants of concern.

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Technical Leads

Together we can build a strong future for our environment and protect the natural beauty of Central Arizona.

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Sustain & Restore

Coordinate & Elevate