Help Us!

Help Us!

If you’d like to help save the upper Santa Cruz River, you can:


Help Man a Booth at Festivals

FOSCR will train you, and we have great materials to help answer questions about the river. Contact our Volunteer Coordinator at [email protected] to find out about upcoming needs and how you can help.

Attend a Board of Directors’ meeting (or several!)

They’re usually held on the third Thursday of each month. You’ll learn what issues the group is currently grappling with, and what a great group of people is working so hard on the river’s behalf. You might even be inspired to step up and consider joining the Board! You would need to go through a selection process, but we are always looking for additional Board members to bring fresh perspectives and energy to our continuing efforts to protect and celebrate the river.

Volunteer for Specific Events

You can volunteer for events like cleanups (which happen as the need arises) or water harvesting workshops, or help with the Annual Members’ Meeting, etc. For details on events or volunteering you can contact us at [email protected] or (520) 403-2823 for details.

Visit the River!

Public access can be found in Tubac, Carmen, Tumacacori, and several places in Rio Rico to the horse-friendly Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail, which follows the river through much of Santa Cruz County. And bring your family, or a friend. To experience this cool, shady, bird-filled environment is the best way to appreciate its value, and the best way to learn about why it’s a special place worthy of protection.