FRIENDS OF SAGUARO NATIONAL PARK INC

Rating: 4.94 stars   119 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: 4 stars  

I hike in Saguaro National Park several times a month and I am consistently impressed with how beautiful and 'untouched' the park looks despite the fact that we have a large volume of people moving through the park on a regular basis. Kudos to the staff and volunteers for making Saguaro such a great experience with nature!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Sagauaros need protecting. They are an iconic symbol of America and the "wild west" instantly recognized and beloved around the world.

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I recently took my seven-year-old granddaughter to Tucson for the first time. I couldn't wait to take her out to Saguaro National Park. We had the best time! The education center is excellent. She requested that we go back the next day, which we did! She earned her Junior Ranger badge. The staff made her feel so special. She is already planning our next trip to Arizona. I told her I wanted to take her to the Grand Canyon. She said no she wants to stay around Tucson so we can go hike at Saguaro National Park!

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

Keep up the great work. As a winter visitor to Tucson we love spending time in the park, lots of activities and trails are well maintained.

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Rating: 5 stars  

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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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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Rating: 5 stars  

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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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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2 people found this review helpful

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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