Adopt-an-Area Program

Proud volunteer stands in a area cleared of buffelgrass.
Satisfied volunteer standing in what prior to the photo had been a patch of solid buffelgrass. A.Schauss

Adopt a part of the park to protect from invasive plants

Adopt-an-Area Program:

Brand New!

Saguaro National Park is now recruiting volunteers who want to adopt a piece of the park as their very own--to cherish and protect its plants and animals from invasive plants, especially buffelgrass.


A group of volunteers poses proudly with their tools next to a saguaro cacti. The saguaro has arms that are curved to look like they are hugging the people.
Saguaro cacti embracing a group of Weed Free Trails volunteers during their training. NPS photo

We are seeking motivated individuals who are comfortable using technology, hiking off trail, and don't mind getting their hands dirty.

  • Training, tool, and gloves provided.
  • Perks and awards include badges, patches, and invitations to community science events.
  • Wide variety of areas available for adoption: eastside, westside, flat, steep...You pick it!
  • Set your own schedule.
Volunteers flexes their bicep muscle and poses with a bag of invasive plants they have removed from the desert.
Volunteer flexing her muscles after a fulfilling day of fighting invasive plants. A.Schauss

Select from these Field Training Dates:
December, 2021: 9th, 11th, 18th
January, 2022: 8th, 11th, 22nd, 26th
February, 2022: 9th, 12th, 18th, 26th
March, 2022: 9th, 12th, 15th, 26th

Bring along your friends and family, or we can connect you with others to help you. Your group or club can adopt an area.

For more information, contact Perry Grissom at 520-733-5179 or

Last updated: December 1, 2021

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3693 S Old Spanish Trail
Tucson, AZ 85730


520 733-5153

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