OUR COMMITTEES AND TEAMS
We have several Committees and Teams, some are very active and some do not require many others to help. See descriptions below to see where you might be able to help out.
COMMITTEE AND TEAM LEADERS
The following are chaired by TCSS Members. A few of them only require one person but they sometimes call on others to help out with a given task or project. You can contact a leader by using their email address.
Cactus Rescue Crew: Donna Ellis Cactus@TucsonCactus.org
|Membership: Richard Wiedhopf President@TucsonCactus.org|
|Conservation: Thomas Staudt Conservation@TucsonCactus.org||Pima Prickly Park: Linda Heisley Park@TucsonCactus.org|
|Education Outreach, School Grants: Kris Thompson Education@TucsonCactus.org
||Rescue Plant Sales: Crystal Cannon Sales@TucsonCactus.org|
|Field Guide: Susan and John Durham Books@tucsoncactus.org||Programs: Vonn Watkins
|Field Trips: Rob Romero
|Refreshments: Patsy Frannea Refreshments@TucsonCactus.org|
|Free Plants, Raffle & Door Prizes: Donna Ellis Plants@tucsoncactus.org||Research Grants Program: Doug Rowsell
|Garden Tours: Patsy Frannea
|Technology: Steve Watts
|Library: Brad Haeckel
|Vendors: Dale Johnson
|Meeting Videos & Facebook: Peter Ertman
|Website: Barbara Watts
Newsletter: Karen Keller
DESCRIPTIONS OF THE MAIN ACTIVITIES OF OUR COMMITTEES AND TEAMS
(Committee Chairs and Team Leads will be asked to write their own descriptions)
Notes: One * means only 1 or 2 people needed, ** means several, *** means lots. Those in BOLD always need Help. Click on a Committee or Team name for a description.
CACTUS RESCUE CREW ***
The Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society Cactus Rescue Crew saves cacti and other native plants that would otherwise be destroyed during the development of native land.
Some plants go home with crew members, some are transplanted to Pima Prickly Park or Desert Haven Park, and some are sold to members. Some sales are open to the public.
All TCSS Members are eligible to join us in our cactus rescue activities. Just check the Cactus Rescue box in your Member Profile (you must log-in to your account, click on person icon, top right corner) and you will start receiving rescue email notices.
EDUCATION OUTREACH & SCHOOL GRANTS ***
FIELD GUIDE *
The "Field Guide To Cacti & Other Succulents Of Arizona" was written by six very knowledgeable members for the purpose of providing an up to date and comprehensive book covering all the natives in Arizona. It is available to purchase online, at our events and at many bookstores.
FIELD TRIPS *
FREE PLANTS, RAFFLE & DOOR PRIZES *
GARDEN TOURS **
TCSS Garden Tours are called “Pop-Up Tours”. These are individual garden tours on scheduled Saturdays throughout the year per the owners choice. Normally there will be only one garden on the tour but possibly two if they are in close proximity.
Our Myrtle Ethington Library is a collection of Cactus and Succulent books that are often hard to find and many are out of print. These books are available for TCSS Members to check out.
MEETING VIDEOS & FACEBOOK *
PIMA PRICKLY PARK ***
A Pima County park being developed in partnership with Tucson Cactus & Succulent Society
The park is the daily activity center for
Volunteering is an opportunity for TCSS members to give back to the Tucson community while developing some great hands-on skills and knowledge. Join us?
PLANT SALES ***
Plants from our cactus rescue program are sold at various sales throughout the year depending on the availability of plants.
Members typically have first priority at these sales and we open sales to the public if our rescue plant inventory allows.
RESEARCH GRANTS PROGRAM *
To support our mission of increasing and disseminating knowledge of cacti and succulents, TCSS has established a research grant program to help fund research by others directly related to cactus and other succulents in our areas of interest.
WEB SITE *