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



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

May EcoQuest: Search for Stinknet!

May 1 - 31, 2020
Partner Event

Join the Metro Phoenix EcoFlora for May's EcoQuest: Search for Stinknet! Help find and map as much Stinknet as possible. This month's EcoQuest is a partnership with the Desert Defenders program.

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Stay@Home Speaker Series: Coyotes Friends or Foes?

Jun 2, 2020

Coyotes (Canis latrans) have expanded their historic range to now occupy most major cities in North America. But how have these animals been so successful? In this talk, we will discuss how the resilience of coyotes has allowed them to move throughout North America.

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Monsoon Gardening: Food Plants

Jun 24, 2020
Partner Event

Join Strategic Habitat Enhancements and native gardener Laura Neff for a free webinar about monsoon food garden in the low desert!

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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!