What We Do

The Friends of Sabino Canyon, in coordination with the Forest Service, work to ensure that funding is available to improve the infrastructure in Sabino Canyon, a crown jewel in the Sonoran Desert. These projects include maintaining trails, updating signage, improving the Visitor Center exhibits, displays and media infrastructure, and supporting educational activities in the Canyon.

We recently completed funding the Got Your Kid Covered campaign, which raised funds for three important projects:

  1. Ramadas for the elementary teaching area,
  2. Restroom upgrade for the elementary teaching area, and
  3. A ramada for the puppet show in the kindergarten teaching area.

Additionally, FOSC publicizes community events and volunteer opportunities offered by our partners: Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists, the Sabino Stewards, and the Santa Catalina Volunteer Patrol including the RAM Rangers.

If you have ever wondered about the history of the roads, bridges, picnic tables, the dam, and other historic facilities in Sabino Canyon, you may want to read the article by a Coronado National Forest archaeologist entitled Depression ERA Facilities in Sabino Canyon.