The Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection leverages the experience, expertise, and influence of our 30 member groups into tangible, long-lasting positive change for the Sonoran Desert. Our small staff wisely leverages every donation to make gains for biological diversity, habitat preservation and connectivity, and smart land-use planning in our desert home. You can make a true difference through your donation, volunteer hours, hosting a house party, speaking out through letters, phone calls, and attendance at public meetings, and sharing the Coalition’s work with friends and family!
Your donation will be used to advocate for strong conservation policies within local jurisdictions, the strategic expenditure of open space bond monies (and adequate funding in future bonds), the preservation of important wildlife linkages, and implementing wise water resource policies.
Once you make a donation, you will begin receiving our informative bi-annual newsletter, Friends of the Desert, in either hard-copy or electronic form (your choice!). You will also receive occasional e-alerts that will showcase up-to-date events organized by our member groups, time-sensitive action alerts, and timely updates and developments about our program areas.
The Coalition is a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions to the Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
Another way to support the Coalition financially is by making any of your Amazon purchases through the AmazonSmile program and choosing the Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection as the recipient of your AmazonSmile donations. Through this program, Amazon donates 0.5% of eligible purchases to charities – simply choose the Coalition as your charity of choice HERE. Thank you!
Lastly, if you’re interested in purchasing supplies directly to support our programs, we’ve created an Amazon Wish List HERE. Thanks so much!
If you simply want to stay informed about the Coalition’s work, we are happy to send our bi-annual newsletter, Friends of the Desert, to any interested party! If you provide your email address, we will also send you occasional e-alerts with more up-to-date announcements, action alerts, and short informative articles. Sign up now! We also post weekly in the “News & Updates” section of our website. If you use a feed reader to keep up with blogs, you can add our website to your reader by adding the following URL to your content: www.sonorandesert.org/feed/
We love our volunteers and invite you to join this fun, dynamic, dedicated group of people! We need volunteers to monitor and maintain our wildlife cameras in Oro Valley; participate in our quarterly highway clean-ups along Oracle Road; write letters to the editor; assist with newsletter and fundraising mailings; table at special events; and help with public outreach activities. If there are activities or issues that you are particularly interested in helping with, please let us know.
With your help, we can continue to build on our many successes and ensure the protection of our Sonoran Desert home for future generations.
Sign up today! Send an email to our Program & Operations Manager at Sarah.Whelan@sonorandesert.org to let her know you’re interested in volunteering or you can contact the Coalition office at (520) 388-9925. There is no time obligation for volunteer activities – any time you are willing and able to give is appreciated! Be sure to visit our Highway Cleanup page to stay up to date on our quarterly cleanups!
SCHEDULE A PRESENTATION
Interested in learning more about the Coalition in a more intimate setting? Schedule a presentation! We can tailor the presentation to your group’s interests and make it more general or more topic specific. To discuss or schedule a presentation, please contact the Coalition office at (520) 388-9925 and we’ll put you on our calendar!
HOST A HOUSE PARTY
Do you know people who are concerned about the desert, but are unaware of the Coalition and the Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan? Help spread the word about the Coalition’s work to your friends, neighbors and co-workers, and help us raise the necessary funds to continue our work by hosting a house party!
Coalition staff will work closely with you to make the party a success. House parties usually last about 2 hours, with enough time for a meet and greet, a short presentation by staff or a Coalition representative, and an opportunity for general discussion. This intimate setting is great for engaging others in the community to support the Coalition. If you are interested, please contact the Coalition office at (520) 388-9925 and we will fill you in on all of the details.