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February 2016

Environmental Lobby Day

February 9, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Arizona State Capitol Museum Old Senate Chambers (3rd floor) Arizona State Capitol Museum Old Senate Chambers (3rd floor) 1700 W. Washington St., Phoenix, 1700 W. Washington St.
Phoenix, United States
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Volunteers from throughout the state, new and experienced, will be gathering at the Arizona State Capitol to meet with state legislators to express support for environmental protection. This is a great opportunity to learn and to advocate for what you love. This year's theme is Water is Life: Creating a Conservation Vision of Arizona's Water Future, featuring William deBuys, author of The Last Unicorn, Seeing Things Whole, and A Great Aridness, among others. He will discuss the implications of climate…

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April 2016

Buffelgrass Removal in Catalina State Park

April 23, 2016 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am
Catalina State Park Flycatcher group area, 32.426487, -110.916286 + Google Map

Join the Catalina State Park Buffel Slayers to remove this dangerous and invasive species in scenic Catalina State Park. Please bring water and snacks. Longs pants and sun protection are recommended! Tools and work gloves will be provided, but feel free to bring your own. Volunteers get into the park for free, just let the Park staffer at the entrance know you are there to remove buffelgrass! Please meet at the Flycatcher group area. Contact Patty Estes at, estes@email.arizona.edu, with questions or to RSVP.

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May 2016

Mailing Party

May 19, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Historic Y Conference Room, 738 N. 5th Ave
Tucson, AZ 85705 United States
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We are gearing up for mid-year fundraising appeal and we need your help to make it a success! On Thursday May 19th, we'll be assembling information packets to send to supporters and we need volunteers to help! This is a great chance to catch up with Coalition staff and meet new people passionate about the Sonoran Desert. We will provide refreshments and plenty of lively conversation! It's a lot of fun (we promise)! If you would like to volunteer, please…

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Roadway cleanup by the wildlife crossings

May 21, 2016 @ 7:00 am - 10:00 am
Unnamed Venue, 32.446143, -110.934643 + Google Map

We have adopted Oracle Road / State Route 77 from milepost 83 to 84, as part of Arizona’s Adopt-A-Highway campaign. This section of the road encompasses one of the wildlife crossings that was recently completed. We want to demonstrate our stewardship for the area with regular highway cleanups. We meet at the parking lot just off Oracle Road on East Vistoso Commerce Loop Road. Driving north on Oracle Road, turn left on East Vistoso Commerce Loop Road. The parking lot…

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Coalition Film Debut

May 24, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Barrio Brewery, 800 East 16th St.
Tucson, 85719 United States
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We recently completed our first ever Coalition video, Safe Passages: Protecting Our Sonoran Desert Wildlife Linkages, and we want to share it with you! Please join us  at Barrio Bewery for the debut of this film! The film showcases some of our work and stunning footage of the Sonoran Desert. The film is about five minutes in length, so we will be showing it a couple times during the evening. We will be providing some snacks. Please join us to catch…

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August 2016

Wild & Scenic Film Festival

August 17, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Loft Cinema, 3233 E Speedway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85716 United States
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This event will inspire the people of Tucson to go out and make a difference in the community. This is the Coalition’s fifth year hosting the festival and past films have inspired local activism and raised awareness in a powerful way. This year, we will continue to show a series of motivating and entertaining films to bring strong and impactful messages to our community, including the Coalition’s first ever short film! Before the films begin, local conservation organizations will be…

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November 2016

Hike the Monument

November 5, 2016 @ 7:30 am - 2:00 pm

Friends of Ironwood Forest, a Coalition member group, is hosting a variety of nature hikes on Saturday, November 5, to explore and engage with the magnificent Ironwood Forest National Monument. Find out more and sign up for a hike ahead of time here.

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October 2017

Oracle Road Highway Cleanup

October 21, 2017 @ 7:00 am - 9:30 am

Give back to our community by joining the Coalition for our next highway cleanup along Oracle Road! Our adopted one-mile stretch of road includes the new Oracle Road wildlife underpass. This is a fun way to meet fellow like-minded conservationists, get some exercise, and beautify one of our roadways, all with the spectacular backdrop of the Santa Catalina Mountains. When: Saturday October 21 Time: 7am- 9:30am  Where: Contact Sarah.Whelan@sonorandesert.org for a map to the meeting location.  What to wear/bring: Sturdy shoes, comfortable clothing, sun hat, and…

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November 2017

Mailing Party!

November 29, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Historic Y Conference Room, 738 N. 5th Ave
Tucson, AZ 85705 United States
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Join other awesome people for a morning of good conversation, yummy breakfast foods, and putting together the Coalition's year-end fundraising mailing. Feel free to show up whenever is convenient for you on Wednesday, November 29 between 9am and 12pm at the Historic Y Conference Room at 738 N. 5th Ave near downtown Tucson. To get to the conference room, enter the main doors of the Historic Y building and head down the left hallway off the lobby. The conference room…

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January 2018

Oracle Road Highway Cleanup

January 13, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am
Free

Give back to our community by joining the Coalition for our next highway cleanup along Oracle Road! Our adopted one-mile stretch of road includes the new Oracle Road wildlife underpass. This is a fun way to meet fellow like-minded conservationists, get some exercise, and beautify one of our roadways, all with the spectacular backdrop of the Santa Catalina Mountains. When: Saturday, January 13, 2018 Time: 8am- 10:30am  Where: Contact Sarah.Whelan@sonorandesert.org for a map to the meeting location.  What to wear/bring: Sturdy shoes, comfortable clothing, sun hat,…

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