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kevindahl

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Review for Friends of Saguaro National Park Inc, Tucson, AZ, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

This Friends group does a great service in helping the park with volunteers and financial support. I enjoy working with the effective board and knowledgeable staff, which is in great communication with Park staff. If you like Saguaro National Park, this group is where your support can do the most good.

Role:  Board Member
 

Review for Friends of Saguaro National Park Inc, Tucson, AZ, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The Friends of Saguaro National Park is able to involve seniors, students, visitors and others in protecting and enhancing this park, a national treasure. It has generated support for such on-the-ground items as benches, trails, environmental education ramada; has organized volunteer activities, including removal of invasive buffelgrass; and let's supporters know of how they can be involved in the park, such as the new trails plan.

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

removing buffelgrass, fundraising/friendraising events, supporting Teacher/Ranger/Teacher program that builds a strong school-park bond, involving people in citizen science, such as the saguaro census.

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

broaden its base of support.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

its diverse board and volunteer base.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

friendly, knowledgeable, dedicated.

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

solve a lot of the park's deferred maintenance, rebuild an outdated visitor center, fund a science/research program, reach out better to underserved populations who need to get out in the park.

Ways to make it better...

more people knew about the group and got involved.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

invasive buffelgrass that threatens to burn the desert.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Donor & I support the important work Friends of Saguaro does.