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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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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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Open space in trouble, but you can make a difference! -

We need you on November 7th to advocate for a bond package as fully funded as possible for open space. Your voice will make a big impact!

Painted Hills

Painted Hills is Officially, 100%, Protected! - September 24, 2014

On¬†September 17th, the purchase was closed on Painted Hills, making it permanently protected! Now this 286-acre community treasure will be added to Tucson Mountain Park, further connecting important habitat and preserving unspoiled Sonoran Desert. In August, the Board of Supervisors, on a vote of 4 to 1 (Ally Miller opposed), approved the purchase agreement to […]


September 27th is National Public Lands Day! - September 17, 2014

Please join us and partner with the Bureau of Land Management, Friends of Ironwood Forest, Tucson Soaring Club and the Arizona Native Plant Society¬†for the 21st annual National Public Lands Day, Saturday, September 27, 2014. As friends of the Sonoran Desert we’ve worked hard to protect and care for the most sensitive and biologically rich […]

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Oona, age 12

“I think the Sonoran Desert is worth protecting because it is a place for people to be with nature.”

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