The Coalition works to create a community where: ecosystem health is protected; nature and healthy wild animal populations are valued; and residents, visitors, and future generations can all drink clean water, breathe clean air, and find wild places to roam.

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Join us March 7th to remove buffelgrass! - February 25, 2015

Do you want to help protect the Sonoran Desert? Buffelgrass is a highly flammable invasive species that greatly alters the fragile native ecosystem. But there is something you can do to help! On March 7th, the Coalition is partnering with the Catalina State Park Buffel Slayers for a fun and rewarding workday to remove buffelgrass. When: Saturday, […]


Beat Back Buffelgrass Day a big success! - January 26, 2015

On January 24th, 26 amazing volunteers joined us at Catalina State Park to spend the morning removing buffelgrass. We tackled a challenging slope that was infested with this invasive grass. Buffelgrass is a major fire hazard to our Sonoran Desert ecosystem and can destroy the landscape if left untreated. The Coalition proudly took part in […]

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Join us on January 24th for Beat Back Buffelgrass Day! - January 9, 2015

Do you know about the dangers of buffelgrass? This invasive species is an extreme fire threat in the Sonoran Desert and greatly alters the fragile native ecosystem. But there is something you can do to help! On January 24th, the Coalition is taking part in Beat Back Buffelgrass Day (BBBGD) at scenic Catalina State Park. […]

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Save the date: January 22nd is Environmental Lobby Day - December 8, 2014

Can you join us on January 22, 2015 for Environmental Lobby Day? On this day, environmental advocates from throughout the state, new and experienced, will be gathering at the Arizona State Capitol to meet with state legislators to express support for clean air, clean water, land conservation, and more. Come be part of one of our teams!


You truly made a difference on November 7th! - November 12, 2014

Thanks to overwhelming community support, more open space can now be protected.

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Friends of the Desert #46 - October 6, 2014

In this issue: Why We Need More Open Space in Pima County: Your input is critical to a successful 2015 Open Space Bond; What’s the Latest with Rosemont?: An Ocelot, Hudbay and the Threat of an Environmental Disaster; Protecting Wildlife Linkages near Kitt Peak; Painted Hills: Now Protected as a Community Treasure; and more!


Prop 122: Just a Bad Idea! - October 3, 2014

Vote NO on Prop 122 on November 4th and protect our environment and vulnerable species!

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Susan Shobe

Susan Shobe

“I’ve been a long-time supporter of the Coalition because I’ve been inspired by the work they’ve accomplished in protecting our vanishing wild desert areas.”

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