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Conserve the Preserves Luncheon

Benefitting the Central Arizona Conservation Alliance

February 9, 2017

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
$125 per person or $1,000 for a table of eight


  • Call: 480 941.1225, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily
  • Visit the Admissions Box Office 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily

Join the Desert Botanical Garden for the inaugural Conserve the Preserves Luncheon to benefit the Central Arizona Conservation Alliance (CAZCA). Enjoy lunch and a presentation by renowned scientist and wild-nature advocate Dr. Wallace “J.” Nichols, that will spark conversation about the greatest love story ever told - our love of the natural world. 

The conversation is timely. With Maricopa County projected to grow from 4.3 to 7.1 million residents in just the next 25 years, there is a critical need to change the conversation about the many ways nature enriches our lives. Proceeds from the luncheon will support CAZCA, a Garden led collaboration of 50 partnering organizations to study, protect and promote the Valley's treasured desert mountain parks. 

The first annual Vision and Leadership in Conservation Award will also be presented at the luncheon to Mayor Jack Meck of the City of Buckeye. Mayor Meck has worked for 20 years to secure open space in his community (now Skyline Regional Park) and has a vision for a conservation trust to protect the ecosystems, biodiversity, and way of life in the far West Valley where much of the Valley’s population growth is expected in the coming 25 years. 

For tickets or information contact Erin Gasser at 480 481.8142,

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