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AEF Saguaro Cactus Project


Saguaro Cactus Project

The Saguaro (scientific name Carnegiea gigantea) is a large,
tree-sized cactus species in the monotypic genus Carnegiea.
It is native to the Sonoran Desert in the U.S. state of Arizona,
the Mexican state of Sonora, a small part of Baja California in
the San Felipe Desert and an extremely small area of California,
U.S. The saguaro blossom is the State Wildflower of Arizona.

The Saguaro cactus called the “Grand One,” near Carefree, Arizona, and estimated to be more than 200 years old was burned in the Cave Creek Complex fire and may not survive. It was once the largest Saguaro in the world. The fire has burned more than 214,000 acres of the Sonoran Desert.

AEF Saguaro Cactus Project will allow the future leaders of our community “our children” will a play a vital role in helping to restore the amazing Saguaro cactus throughout Arizona. AEF will work with schools, young groups in the Adopt Saguaro Program. AEF is working with a local grower and will have hundreds of local 1 – 2 year old Saguaros for the project. AEF will be working with local, state, federal management agencies as well a private land orders via our “Conservation through Participation” program for planting locations.

Our kids will play a vital role in re-establishing the Saguaro cactus in areas heavily damaged by fires, poaching and lands altered by human activities.

This is a grass root project and with AEF’s success in the Sierra/Nevada – Jeffrey Pine Project and the California Central Coast – Coast Live Oak Project we know this will be a very successful project.

AEF is always looking for project partners, volunteers, and project support so we would love to hear from you.

AEF Saguaro Cactus Project info:
Richard Van Dyke
888 USA-GREEN  or  888 872-4733

Help Support this Project.

Every LED Dog Collar and Leash we sell helps plant a Saguaro Cactus

List of Local Tucson Stores Carrying LED Collars and Leashes


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AEF looking for a few Vechicle Donations for Projects


Everything helps and with up coming tree planting projects The American Evergreen Foundation (AEF) is reaching out looking for a donation of a trailer, RV, camper to aid for on site projects. AEF Conservation through Participation programs from time to time seek out equipment, vehicles, etc., to aid projects. Anytime we receive a vehicle donation it’s a big step forward for AEF who is a 100% volunteer staff and crew. We utilize all we can get and in this case we need to establish a mobile project unit, as well as seeking out a few support vehicles.

We make all vehicle donations as simple as possible and cover the cost of a independent appraiser so the donor has all documentation for a tax deduction.

To learn more about donating a vehicle or other equipment in support of conservation programs visit American Evergreen Foundation Donation Programs

Protect Lake Tahoe

Protect Lake Tahoe

Support Senate Bill 229 in the Nevada legislature

SB 229 – Repeals the provisions of Senate Bill No. 271 of the 2011 Session.

  • This bill repeals SB 271, which withdraws Nevada  from the Tahoe Regional Planning Compact.
  • The stated goals of SB 271 have been accomplished as a new TPRA regional plan has been passed.
  • Repealing this legislation will recommit Nevada to ensuring the protection of one of Nevada’s and the nation’s greatest treasures.

Action you can take:

Leave a comment with your representative in the Assembly

By phone you can call one of these general number to connect to your representative

From Northern Nevada 775-684-6800; 775-684-6789

From Southern Nevada 1-702-486-2626

Toll Free 1-800-978-2878; 1-800-995-9080; 1-800-992-0973

If you don’t know are your representatives to go Who’s My Legislator?

Or, Use the online comment page here

For more information – Nevada Conservation League Education Fund