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About the Tubac Nature Center

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.

Board
Jim Karp, President

Larry Taylor, Treasurer

Michael Dunn, Secretary

Julianne Duncan

David Dunham

Mary Dunham

Judy Ellyson

Chris Miller

John O”Neill

Kate Penland

Sherry Sass

Carol Swiggett

 

Fund Raising Committee
Pixie Geren
Donna Dowdzenka

Advisors
Donna Dowdzenka

James Ertel

Alan Fineman

Pixie Geren

Susan Lindsay

Bob Schuyler

Vicki Wolfe


Finance Committee
Larry Taylor
Julianne Duncan (Grants Administrator)

Public Relations Committee
John O'Neill
Carol Swiggett

Design  Commitee

Vicki Wolfe

Susan Lindsay

Sherry Sass


Structure Committee 

Jim Karp
Michael Dunn
Judy Ellyson
Kate Penland
Sherry Sass
 

Docent Committee 

Mary Dunham
David Dunham
Julianne Duncan
Sherry Sass

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About the Friends of Santa Cruz River (FOSCR)

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.  

Contact Us

Closed until October 2019.

50 Bridge Road Tubac, Arizona 85646

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