Friends of Canoa Heritage Foundation

Arts & History

Education & Libraries

Contact Information

  • Telephone: 520-289-3940
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  • We Need Your Help!

    Friends of Canoa Heritage Foundation is ramping up their “VISIT CANOA” projects for the upcoming tourist season with a focus on adventure and entertainment. Volunteers are needed for these four projects:

    Cache to Coin in Canoa

    …a high tech treasure hunting game (think geocaching) that leads participants to sites of interest which may contain a chance to win one of a hundred copper coins, prizes, and more. Volunteers needed: Youth and adults all ages to help create cache containers, identify, place and maintain cache sites, business liaison, social media postings, and adventure seekers.

    The History of Life on the Baca Float Ranch

    …a local cult movie and speaker event, in partnership with the Rio Rico Historical Society and made possible by the AZ Humanities. Volunteers needed: Attend two pre-planning meetings *Sunday, September 18, 2016 at 1 pm @ the Rio Rico Community Center, *Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 1 pm @ the Wyndham Canoa Ranch Resort. Our main event day at the Wyndham Canoa Ranch Resort will consist of two showings *Saturday, January 21, 2017, 1 pm to 4 pm & 5 pm to 8 pm.

    Canoa Speaks

    …a video production series of cultural preservation highlighting the history and memories of people that have lived in and traveled through Canoa. Volunteers needed: Youth 15 to 25 & adults who are interested in film making, social media, and languages have a passion for local heritage and history, or the desire to help locate past residents and/or their descendants.

    Canoa Attractions Tours

    …tour packages to our area’s premier attractions during the peak visitor season January–March. Volunteers needed: Tour guides, drivers, social media postings, scheduling coordinator, and business liaison.

    To volunteer for any of these exciting projects and make a difference in your community, contact Dawn Morley (520-289-3940,

    Friends of Canoa Heritage Foundation, Inc. is an all-volunteer community organization that was established in 2010 by passionate community stakeholders for the purpose of providing support, financial and otherwise to advance the Canoa Ranch Master Plan for the preservations and development of the Historic Canoa Ranch owned by Pima County, Arizona, and the communities of Canoa.

    Friends of Canoa Heritage Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the experience of the visitor to Canoa by providing fiscal oversight to projects that will educate and engage the public in the rich history and heritage reflected in the surrounding Canoa Valley.

    Friends of Canoa Heritage Foundation supports collaborative efforts of key stakeholders in Canoa Valley by providing fiscal support for grant funding of “Visit Canoa” projects.

    Projects scheduled for 2016 are Cache to Coin in Canoa, the “Visit Canoa” educational and tourism campaign, twelve informational signs to be displayed at the Canoa rest area on highway I-19, the Historic Canoa Timeline Exhibit, collaborative planning with Pima County to study and raise funds for the restoration of Canoa Pond on the Historic Canoa Ranch, and two annual Adopt-A-Highway clean up days.