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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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 with Kara Barron

May 11, 2021

In this EcoQuestions session, we hear from Kara Barron, Science and Outreach Manager at the Gila Watershed Partnership. How do individual plants and their communities respond to wildfire and how what does a future with more frequent wildfires look like? Join us!

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Speaker Series: What Fuels Wildfires?

May 26, 2021

May is all about Wildfire Awareness! Join us for this talk with Dr. Ben Wilder to learn about the role of invasive plants in wildfires and other facets of fire in the Sonoran Desert. Discover also what recovery and restoration looks like in this unique arid habitat.

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White Tank Mountains Flora Update

Jun 17, 2021

Join us for this update presentation on the plants of the White Tank Regional Park, compare results with the earlier study in 1973, and point out some areas where the current data indicate changes have/are occurring.

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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