We do not inherit the
earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from
our children.
- Native American Wisdom

Our Work

Photo by Pete Gregoire
Photo by Pete Gregoire

Friends of Saguaro National Park (FOSNP) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit partner of the National Park Service, created to help protect wildlife and habitat, preserve cultural resources, promote environmental education, improve recreational trails, enhance visitor experiences, and build environmental stewardship at Saguaro National Park.  Our purpose is to help the public:

  • Discover Saguaro -- by reconnecting youth to nature, and encouraging the exploration and discovery of the resources, heritage and recreational opportunities of the Park;
  • Protect Saguaro -- by assisting the preservation and conservation of the natural and cultural resources of the Park, and sustaining its wilderness character;  and
  • Support Saguaro -- by strengthening community partnerships, and building environmental stewardship through philanthropy, public education and volunteerism.

Since our founding in 1996, FOSNP has sought to establish collaborative relationships within the Tucson community, develop a broad donor base, and provide both funding and volunteer support for some of the Park's most critical needs.

You can read more about our Accomplishments from recent years in the documents below, as well as review the Annual Work Plan that is guiding our current activities.