Volunteer Organizations: Environmental & Resource Management

Community Garden of Tubac

Contact Information

Telephone: 425-785-8600
Email: pamelaridg@gmail.com
Website: http://www.facebook.com/tubaccommunitygarden/

Cultivating community through Gardening in beautiful Tubac

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Friends of Madera Canyon

Contact Information

Telephone: 520-777-8045
Email: jsw52745@aol.com
Website: http://www.friendsofmaderacanyon.org/

Volunteering for the Friends of Madera Canyon gives you the personal satisfaction of making a difference in the long term preservation of a unique resource: Madera Canyon. You are recognized among your peers as someone who cares and does something about protecting this natural ecosystem.

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Friends of the Santa Cruz River

Contact Information

Telephone: 520-398-8269
Email: sushi4334@gmail.com
Website: http://foscraz.org/

Friends of the Santa Cruz River focuses on the perennial portion of the river, from its headwaters in the San Rafael Valley, south into Mexico, and then north through Santa Cruz County to the Pima County line. We work with riverside landowners, government agencies, and other citizens and community groups to keep the river flowing, its banks clean and green, and its environment bountiful to both wildlife and people.

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Green Valley Gardeners

Contact Information

Telephone: 859-691-0445
Email: whberdine@roadrunner.com
Website: http://www.greenvalleygardeners.com/

The Green Valley Gardeners promote gardening education and related environmental issues to its membership and the gardening public through educational and charitable means.

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Kitt Peak National Observatory

Contact Information

Telephone: 520-318-8726
Email: jrankin@noao.edu
Website: https://www.noao.edu/kpno/

The Kitt Peak National Observatory is located atop a 6,875-foot Sky Island mountain on the Tohono O’odham Nation, 56 miles southwest of Tucson. The National Observatory is a complex of 25 optical and 2 radio telescopes managed by the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO), with funding from the National Science Foundation. It is open to the public daily from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

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Median Green

Contact Information

Telephone: 520-625-1905
Email: mediangreen@cox.net
Website: http://www.mediangreen.org/

Median Green replants and beautifies the public medians in Green Valley.

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Sahuarita Unified Public Schools

Contact Information

Telephone: 520-625-3502 x1413
Email: jfarmer@sahuarita.net
Website: http://www.susd30.us/

Sahuarita Unified School District provides the highest quality education for all students to reach their maximum potential by using all resources available to the district and by providing a safe environment conducive to learning. Please contact us for more information about our volunteer opportunities.

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Tucson Clean & Beautiful, Inc.

TCB is a non-profit environmental advocacy and action organization founded in 1985 to preserve and improve our environment, conserve natural resources, and enhance quality of life in the City of Tucson and eastern Pima County. These goals are achieved through educational and hands-on programs emphasizing personal action in recycling and waste reduction, land stewardship, urban forestry and beautification. Originally established to keep our community litter-free, TCB has grown to coordinate programs and projects with a diversity of partners including government agencies, community groups, businesses, and the support of thousands of volunteers. Programs are supported by grants, memberships, business and personal donations, in-kind donations of materials and services.

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Tumacàcori National Historical Park

Contact Information

Telephone: 520-377-5063
Email: anita_badertscher@nps.gov
Website: http://www.nps.gov/tuma/getinvolved/volunteer.htm

More than just adobe, plaster, and wood, these ruins evoke tales of life and land transformed by cultures meeting and mixing. Father Kino’s 1691 landmark visit to an Oodham village when he established Mission Tumacacori was just one event among many.

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University of Arizona Cooperative Extension

Contact Information

Telephone: 520-648-0808
Email: cassieb@cals.arizona.edu
Website: http://extension.arizona.edu/pima

Cooperative Extension, an outreach arm of The University of Arizona, is “Improving Lives and Communities” by serving as a statewide network of knowledgeable faculty and staff that provides lifelong educational programs for all Arizonans.

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University of Arizona Santa Rita Experimental Range

Contact Information

Telephone: 520-940-4076
Email: markh@cals.arizona.edu
Website: http://ag.arizona.edu/SRER/

Work closely with University of Arizona staff in special events such as open houses. Provide citizen input to the University and partner public agencies. Help cultivate financial and volunteer support for the Santa Rita Experimental Range.

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Whipple Observatory

Contact Information

Telephone: 520-879-4401
Email: aterry@cfa.harvard.edu
Website: http://www.cfa.harvard.edu/flwo

The Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory (FLWO) is the largest field installation of the Smithsonian Institution Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) outside Cambridge, MA. Since October 1968, the FLWO has been used as the site for experiments requiring extremely dark skies, dry climate, and good “optical seeing.” Read more…

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