• Superstition Mountains Removal Event 12/10/2022
    December 10, 2022

    Don Pike

    Superstition Mountains Removal Event 12/10/2022

    During the event of 12/10/22 volunteers covered a large area of the Superstitions between Massacre Grounds and Treasure Loop trails.  Removals had been performed previously in this area and although there were still fountain and ...

  • Traveling Volunteers Dec. 3, 2022
    December 3, 2022

    Don Pike

    Traveling Volunteers Dec. 3, 2022

    A group of high school students and chaperones, volunteers from Exeter, NH, joined the Desert Defenders for a special removal event in the Superstition Mountains.  Leaving from the Massacre Grounds TH, the group hiked up ...

  • Removal Event in Superstition Mtns. Nov. 26
    November 26, 2022

    Don Pike

    Removal Event in Superstition Mtns. Nov. 26

    Eleven energetic volunteers removing fountain and buffel grasses in the area of the Siphon Draw trail. Some were new patches of buffelgrass and some were regrowth of fountain grass in a couple of washes.

  • Planting Day at Sears-Kay
    November 23, 2022

    Patti Fenner

    Planting Day at Sears-Kay

    We had a great turnout for the November 19th Milkweed Planting Event on the Cave Creek Ranger District. Twenty-five volunteers from Friends of the Tonto and Sierra Club met at Sears-Kay Ruin to plant 53 ...

  • Planting Day at Phon D
    November 19, 2022

    Patti Fenner

    Planting Day at Phon D

    On Saturday, November 12, 15 volunteers and two Forest Service employees gathered at Phon D Sutton Recreation Site on the Lower Salt River to plant milkweed plants they had been growing since mid-summer.  Now for the next ...