Cactus Rescue Program
The Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society Cactus Rescue Crew saves cacti and other native plants that would otherwise be destroyed.
Our work crew volunteers dig up and move the cacti out of harm’s way. Some plants go home with the volunteers, some are transplanted to Pima Prickly Park, and the rest are sold at our plant sales.
Our efforts are supplemental to the on-site preservation that may be required by development permits and Native Plant Protection Ordinances (NPPO).
By selling our rescued cactus at reasonable costs to the public, we not only save these native plants, but encourage homeowners to use native plants in their landscapes, saving water and preserving our Southern Arizona gene-pool.
Our scheduled rescue activities are listed below.
Scheduled Rescue Activities Available for RSVP - are now listed in the full Activities Schedule.
You may click DETAILS to learn more about each rescue activity. After you review the details you have the option to RSVP your participation.
Before you RSVP, you MUST be familiar with our Program Policies & Procedures.