Love & Support

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

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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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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

EcoQuestions: Botany Basics with Lia Clark

Sep 22, 2021

In this EcoQuestions session we hear from botanist and artist Lia Clark. Have you been wanting to learn more about botany, but aren't sure where to start? This session is for you.

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National Public Lands Day

Sep 25, 2021

CAZCA and the Metro Phoenix EcoFlora are celebrating National Public Lands Day! Take part in a casual and fun hike at South Mountain with us as we enjoy and connect with nature. Join us to learn more about the public lands and wilderness areas we have in Arizona.

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Desert Defenders on iNaturalist

All Year

Help us find and map the top noxious weeds (invasive plant species) of concern for Central Arizona region using iNaturalist. We need you help! Join the Desert Defenders project.

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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

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!
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