A women’s group supporting the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy
Conservancy Women is a group of like-minded women interested in learning more about the desert and sharing that interest and knowledge with others. To that end, some Conservancy Women activities include a Women of the West Book Club, Spring and Fall luncheons featuring speakers who have impacted the local environment, history, and culture, three monthly hikes, and other social and interactive programs. Conservancy Women sponsors the Family Hike program with accompanying trailside stations and is a key participant in the Junior Citizen Science Day.
Women have always made a contribution to, and have taken full advantage of, the fruits of the Sonoran Desert in support of the family and community (see our video links below). We work to preserve, elevate, and share their stories, providing role models for future generations to emulate.
We will engage women in our work through the following initiatives:
Engage women to become members through a minimum annual membership gift of $100. Benefits of membership include the opportunity to help create unique experiences through committee involvement, opportunity to attend unique events, and the opportunity to learn more about project areas.
Share Conservancy Women projects with individuals who have been identified as potentially having an interest in the Conservancy’s mission and the project to help raise funds and create deep relationships with community leaders.
Lead how women become involved, and the programs and activities that keep them involved. Define partnerships with other women’s organizations to broaden awareness and encourage support. Plan a series of activities to engage members with the history of the area (lectures, hikes, and events.)
Work with city and state historians to gather the history of the area with a focus on women and families. Oversee the story-collecting process to obtain video and audio stories to be shared with the public.
Work with schools to ensure partnership. Develop programs focused on providing Arizona heritage curriculum. Develop a series of events and activities focused on the role of women in the Preserve.