Visit the park
Help us protect the park by visiting the park! Visit one of two visitor centers, hike the trails, have a picnic, or drive the Cactus Loop drive. Coming to the park with your family and friends is the best way to get to know what treasures Saguaro National Park holds and their value.
Restrict water use
The desert southwest is one of the regions predicted to be the most impacted by climate change. Decreasing water supplies and continued urban growth are already putting greater demand on water resources across the area and decreasing the amount available for environmental use. Practicing good water habits at home can help decrease demand on the ecosystem. Try saving water by turning off the tap unless you are using water, replacing old fixtures like toliets and showerheads with new, efficient models, landscape with desert plants or xeriscaping, and taking shorter showers! Feeling really ambitious? Tucson has wonderful community resources for capturing and collecting rainwater for outdoor use.
Keep invasive species out of the park
Try these strategies at home to minimize the impact of invasive species:
1)Remove any non-native plants from your yard, street and neighborhood. Encourage your neighbors to do so as well!
2)Remove bullfrogs from your water feature and put a small fence around them to keep bullfrogs from using it to migrate across Tucson and into the park.
3)Join a local group and help community efforts to protect the Tucson region from buffelgrass.
4)Do not release any animals of plants into the desert, even if you think they are native! It is easy to misidentify a species and accidentally release an exotic species. This includes tortoises, lizards, snakes, fish, frogs, toads, and birds.