McDowell Sonoran Land Conservancy
Target demographics: The community we serve includes 5,000 active members; the members of our partner organizations; residents of the nearby communities of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve and Maricopa County; and countless thousands of visitors from around the world who come to experience the McDowell Mountains and surrounding Sonoran Desert.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Thousands of species of wildlife, flora, and fauna. Thousands of visitors and local residents
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Enhance and remediate current trails to allow safe, enjoyable access of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve; remove invasive plants to discourage the threat of wildfires; educate young people and the general public about the wonders of the Preserve through public hikes, lectures, and outreach programs; patrol the Preserve for the control of damage that may be caused by storms; raise community awareness of the environmental implications of a wildlife-urban interface,