Previously Funded Projects

Since 1993, FRIENDS OF SABINO CANYON, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, has raised more than one million dollars for projects in the canyon. These include trail maintenance and repairs, facilities enhancements, water wells, interpretive exhibits, educational activities such as field trips, restoration work and funding for research and invasive species management.

Your support to FRIENDS OF SABINO CANYON helps to make many canyon enhancements a reality. The Gateway Project, the restoration of Lowell Ranger Station, new bathrooms, exhibits in the Visitor Center, ramadas at Cactus Picnic Area and the ceramic desert wildlife themed art decorating the entrance ramadas were all made possible by community support.

A Few Projects Funded by Our Generous Donors:

2016-2017 Large new Bear Canyon trail map at East end of Sabino Parking lot $6,000
2016-2017 Construction of 4 new ramadas in the Cactus Picnic Area to be used for Kindergarten nature education $35,000
2016 Upgrading the elementary teaching area restroom $18,000
2015 Construction of 3 new ramadas covering the elementary teaching tables $31,000
2014-2015 School Bus Funding $14,000
2015 Funding Sabino Stewards for treating invasive grasses $1,700
2013 Visitor’s Center Educational TV Set $1,200
2013 (2010 – 2013) School Field Trips Bus Funding & School Field Trip Educational Kits $17,000
2012 Sabino Canyon Overflow Parking Connector Trail Construction $12,500
2009 Giant Reed Grass Project (Arundo removal) $1,200
2008 (2008 – 2010) Save Our Sabino (SOS) Trail Repair $385,557
2007 Flood Repair Planning & Fund Raising (no spending)
SUMMER 2006 — FLOOD
2006 Ramada Installation $21,000
2005 Stonework $37,260
2004 Aspen Fire Recovery $18,500
SUMMER 2003 — FIRE
2003 (2000 – 2003) Water Well $26,462
2001 Lowell House Restoration $40,000
2000 Preservation Plan $6,000
1999 Electric Supply Upgrade $1,911
1998 Visitor Center Exhibits $35,000
1997 Bear Canyon Trail Head $8,600
1996 Entrance Monuments $7,620
1995 Rehabilitation $6,000