FRIENDS OF SAGUARO NATIONAL PARK INC

Rating: 4.94 stars   96 reviews

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
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Rating: 5 stars  

Great organization that truly helps to connect kids with natural spaces by supporting the Park's mission of preservation and conservation. My own children have benfitted tremendously from the work that Friends does.

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

give them a bigger budget

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of advisors?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

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Rating: 5 stars  

This is a terrific organization with the mission of supporting Saguaro National Park

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

In their efforts to support the upcoming BioBlitz event.

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

Assist in raising their profile within the local community

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have worked with the Friends since they started in 1997. They are well-run and efficient, and they make a huge difference by providing support to make Saguaro National Park, outside Tucson, Arizona, one of the best parks in the nation. One of their current projects, studying Gila monster lizards, will contribute greatly to conservation of this sensitive and little-known reptile.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of advisors?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 4 stars  

I've worked with the Friends of Saguaro National Park almost since their inception - the last nine years, I've been an advisor to their board. They are a group of dedicated supporters who go out of their way to raise money to support park programs and allow Saguaro National Park to be the best that it can be. They have supported numerous resource inventories and studies in the park--for example, an in-depth inventory of the Madrona riparian area, studies of black bears, desert tortoises and gila monsters, and a once-a-decade inventory of saguaro cactus plants. They have a very low overhead so I know my money is going into programs.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Better information about the resources in the park have led to better educational programs and management decisions that protect those resources for future generations.

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

More active involvement of all board members in learning about the park and in planning fund raisers to support park programs.

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