• The EMNRCD serves 13 cities in East Maricopa from Cave Creek down to Queen Creek and out to Superior. If you are a farmer or rancher and need guidance on a project contact us and we may be able to help!
  • The Desert Willow is working with several groups to develop a sustainable garden. When completed the garden will be used by Desert Willow as an educational facility.

Upcoming Events

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Schedule a School Tour!

Time/Days depend upon teacher/student availability.

Where: Desert Willow Environmental Ed Center & Garden

@ Superstition Farm

Cost: $5.00 per student


Designated Volunteer Days are in the Works!

First Saturday of the month now until next summer!

When: March 22, 2014

Time: 9:00am - 12PM

Come be a part of the community!

Water will be provided.


 East Maricopa NRCD

Local Work Group Meeting

When: April 29, 2014

Time: 10am - 2pm

Where: TBD

Lunch will be provided!




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School Tours Now Available!

We can host 60 students per tour and have space available for students, teachers and parents to eat lunch before departure. Our sustainable garden is a place where students learn all the important science behind our desert ecosystem. All of the curriculum taught on site follows Arizona Education Standards!Teachers get to choose two lesson plans that they would like for their students to learn.

Topics Include:

Wildlife, Wind & Solar Energy, Plant Parts, Native American Culture and Water Conservation

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Phone: 480-580-6608

Cost: $5.00 per student



AZ Gives Day is just around the corner! Donate a minimum of $10.00 to have a chance to win a dinner & movie prize while also giving back to the community! Non-profits couldn't survive without the help of community donors!

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Volunteers Are Always  Needed!

If you are interested in helping out in the garden contact us!

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Volunteer Days are Back! Come join the fun at Desert Willow!

We are looking forward to working with you and building an environmentally sustainable  community!

Volunteer Days will be the first Saturday of every month starting at 9am! If you'd like to schedule a volunteer event for a different date please contact us!

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Desert Willow Environmental Education Center & Garden
3440 S Hawes Rd, Mesa 85212
(Located behind Superstition Farm Store)


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Do you like to teach? Do you want to Volunteer? Do you need service hours for school or work?

If you said yes to any of these questions then we are the Garden to get you what you want!

We need volunteers to help us teach our school tours. There will be a volunteer training and all materials/ curriculum are already in place. All we need is your assistance so please contact us today at 480-580-6608! We appreciate everything our volunteers do for our organization! Thank you!