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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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

November EcoQuest: Broom Bloom

November 1 - 31, 2020

Join us this month to find and map as many desert broom (Baccharis Sarothroides) as possible! As a bonus, see if you can also find great purple hairstreak butterflies (Atlides Halesus).

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Fifth Annual WinterFest/BookFest

Jan 31, 2021
Partner Event

Join the fifth annual WinterFest/BookFest at Black Canyon Heritage Park and enjoy activities, food, and learn about Arizona history.

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Stinknet – Desert Defenders

All Year

Help us find and map as much Stinknet (Oncosiphon piluliferum) as possible using iNaturalist. This plant has spread aggressively both in urban and open spaces. We need you help! Join the Stinknet - Desert Defenders project.

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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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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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