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


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!


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

Superstition Mountain Grass Removal

Oct 23, 2021
Partner Event

Join Friends of the Tonto National Forest to remove non-native fountain & buffel grasses from Lost Dutchman State Park, as part of the Desert Defenders program.

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October EcoQuest: Gander at Grasses

October 2021

For the month of October join the EcoQuest to find and map fountain grass (Cenchrus setaceus) and native grass alternatives.

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6th Annual Winterfest / Bookfest

Jan 29, 2022
Partner Event

Join the Black Canyon Heritage Park and many partners for their annual celebrations the WinterFest and BookFest.

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Technical Leads

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

desert botanical garden

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!