FRIENDS OF SAGUARO NATIONAL PARK INC

Rating: 4.94 stars   107 reviews 1,233

Issues: Environment, Philanthropy, Sports

Location: P.O. Box 18998 Tucson AZ 85731 USA

Mission: We are the nonprofit partner of the National Park Service at Saguaro, with the mission to help preserve, protect and enhance the fragile environment and unique cultural heritage of the Sonoran Desert at Saguaro National Park by promoting citizen and corporate stewardship through philanthropy, volunteerism, advocacy and public education.
Programs: FOSNP provides the Park with financial support for projects that help protect its wildlife and habitat.  These include annual saguaro monitoring (and decennial saguaro census), Sonoran desert tortoise conservation, Gila monster conservation, mountain lion and bobcat research, and ecological monitoring activities.
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EIN 86-0842503
520-733-8610
www.friendsofsaguaro.org

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

Friend's of Saguaro National Park is a wonderful organization that genuinely supports and cares for Tucson's backyard Saguaro National Park. All the board members are extremely involved in the park' s events, well being and success. I have personally witnessed this Friend's group join together in order to provide Saguaro NP with the support needed for youth intiatives, local community events, resource management projects and staff needs. It is an awesome organization and Saguaro National Park is lucky to have them as friends!

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The Friends of Saguaro National Park is a great asset to the local Tucson community. It has a strong commitment to the protection and sustainability of one of southern Arizona's numerous natural assets. With proven leadership and a strong commitment to its mission, the Friends of Saguaro National Park ranks high among local non-profits. It's future success is imperative for the protection of our beautiful desert landscape.
Jonathan McMahan
Fire Chief
Rural Metro Fire Department Pima County

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

Any time that we have out of town visitors, we make certain to take them to Saguaro National Park. It is a prime example of what southern AZ. is all about. From the variety of cactus to the multitude of wild life, guests are always impressed.

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The park is safe and clean and full of so many of nature's treasures. A trip to Tucson isn't complete without seeing both parks.

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the many activities that they hold.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I have no suggestions.

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Friends of Saguaro does a fantastic job with facilitating access to all the Park has to offer. They make it easy to do everything from a group educational field trip, to an individual brief hike on a weekend. In all my visits to the Park with friends and family of different ages, there has been something for everyone. I will keep coming back!

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6 people found this review helpful

Friends of Saguaro is a terrific organization that really promotes the national park well and ensures that visitors and potential visitors can take full advantage of the park's resources. I have visited many national parks and have not had the same experience with other affiliated groups. Because of Friends of Saguaro my family and I had a wonderful experience at the park and will hopefully be back soon!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

expand its reach to ensure that the park is able to cope with the significant environmental challenges it faces.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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As a business owner, our family is asked to help out a wide variety of charitable efforts. Friends of Saguaro National Park is top on our list of who we help as we know how everything goes to the mission of supporting Tucson's national park. Though, obviously as a national park this is one of our country's most valued places, it does not receive the attention other more famous locations do. This reality makes the Friends efforts even more important, and they are doing it the right way. Everyone who appreciates the very important role our national park has in what is special about Tucson and Pima county should support this group.

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1 person found this review helpful

Friends of Saguaro National Park does a remarkable job of supporting this park in the preservation of these resources for future generations to enjoy. Please take the time to help this organization in its most noble mission.

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As a full-time employee of the National Park Service who has the privilege of working at Saguaro National Park, I am continually amazed by the energy and imagination shown by the people at Friends of Saguaro National Park, Inc. As is the case with our volunteers, the work that Friends of Saguaro does is absolutely crucial to our success. In the face of continuing urban encroachment and the threat of losing more plant and animal species within our park, the role that this organization plays at Saguaro National Park will become all the more important. Please take the time to support this fine organization.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would like to give this organization greater exposure in the media so that it could broadcast its work and need for support to a larger audience.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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2 people found this review helpful

FOSNP is a hard working and committed group that is essential to the protection and preservation of SNP, east and west. Through community outreach and education they maintain the energy level and awareness that is crucial to sustaining a non-profit in today's economy. As a neighboring property, we appreciate our relationship with them as like minded stewards of the land.

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The Friends of Saguaro National Park are truly friends of the park and anyone who wants to see natural beauty at its finest. They provide funds for programs, research, facilities, projects, education, activities, and remain fiscally responsible in all they do. Their staff is friendly, professional, and very productive. They know the importance of conserving this national treasure, and we are all grateful.

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Friends of Saguaro NP is involved in almost every aspect of the operation and upkeep of this twin park (both east and west of Tucson) in the lush upper Sonoran Desert. FOSNP is involved in trail maintenance, bufflegrass removal, monetary and administrative support to the park and research involving the myriad plants and animals found in the park. I am proud to be a donor to FOSNP and a frequent visitor to SNP, both east and west.

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