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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This Piestewa Invasive Species Pilot project, called Buffelgrass Blues, aims at raising awareness about buffelgrass (Pennisetum ciliare) and other invasive plant species found in City of Phoenix parks and preserves, while using citizen science to help map these invasive species at Piestewa Peak.

Protect Your Open Spaces

Buffelgrass Blues Pulling Day

November 1, 2019

Join us for this #BuffelgrassBlues Pulling Day at Piestewa Peak. We will be removing buffelgrass from the park to beat back the blues! Participate in this exciting new project and help protect our parks and preserves.

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Conservation Celebration

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.

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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!