The mission of the Tubac Nature Center is to provide education and to enhance appreciation for the Santa Cruz River and its environment in the Tubac and the Santa Cruz County area. Under the organizational umbrella of FOSCR we qualify as a 501(c)(3) tax exempt entity, and are registered in Arizona to do “business as the Tubac Nature Center.”
A small group first met in November, 2017 to begin the formation of the Tubac Nature Center. It is now led by a 13 member Steering Committee. The members of the Steering Committee, and our other committees, are identified on this page. Currently, we are preparing the exhibits for the nature center and anticipate an opening in early 2019. In the meantime, starting in January, we will be offering programs, in the form of walks and talks, to begin satisfying our mission. (See Programs page on this website and the Villager newspaper for details.)
We are located in room B2 at the Tubac Community Center, 50 Bridge Road, in Tubac. Our mail address is P.O. Box 5123, Tubac, AZ 85646. Our location is adjacent to the Anza Trail, which meanders north and south the length of Santa Cruz County.
Jim Karp, President
Larry Taylor, Treasurer
Michael Dunn, Secretary
Fund Raising Committee
Julianne Duncan (Grants Administrator)
Public Relations Committee
FOSCR was formed in 1991 to “ensure a continued flow of the river’s surface waters, promote the highest river water quality achievable, and to protect and restore the riparian ecosystem and diversity of life supported by the river’s waters.” Our non-profit, all-volunteer group focuses on the portion of the river from its headwaters in the San Rafael Valley in Arizona, south into Mexico, and then north to through Santa Cruz County, AZ to the Pima County line. We work with riverside landowners, government agencies, and other citizens and community groups to keep the river flowing, its banks clean and green, and its environment bountiful to both wildlife and people. The river has no water or land rights. So it is up to us, who care about its survival, to advocate for it, to be a voice for the Santa Cruz.
Hours: Wednesday and Thursday, 10 AM to 2 PM, Sunday 12 to 4 PM
50 Bridge Road Tubac, Arizona 85646