TUCSON CACTUS AND SUCCULENT SOCIETY

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CACTUS RESCUE PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHTMENTS

22 YEARS AND COUNTING

The TCSS Cactus Rescue Crew Program was created in 1999.  We held our20th Anniversary Celebration October 5, 2019. See photos for this event and others on our Photos page.

Often, many viable native plants are simply cleared away with other desert vegetation during construction. Since 1999, we have accomplished Hundreds of rescues with volunteers putting

in Over 46,000 hours, and Over 123,000 native plants have been saved and provided new homes throughout Arizona.

Our efforts are supplemental to the on-site preservation or other salvage that may be required by the 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 ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND SUCCESS
    Cactus Rescues By The Numbers


    Year

    Rescued Plants Rescue Trips Volunteer Hours Cactus Tag Costs # of Crew Acres Rescued Rescued Sites
    1999-2001 5565 40 600 $10,000 6 t o 30 200 15
    2002 4282 32 1263 $9,471 48 969 7
    2003 1771 9 647 $3,897 68 334 5
    2004 4382 28 1300 $10,303 113 608 17
    2005 9412 32 2317 $23,792 203 1046 13
    2006 5981 28 2258 $15,037 177 451 19
    2007 5965 20 2426 $13,290 180 407 7
    2008 5038 19 2447 $15,528 191 166 9
    2009 4670 25 2466 $22,475 184 127 10
    2010 3716 24 1991 $14,775 157 415 10
    2011 6435 27 1931 $12,121 142 186 10
    2012 4991 16 1476 $11,882 152 208 10
    2013 4615 24 1761 $14,207 157 163 7
    2014 7700 28 2170 $19,779 183 387 12
    2015 2061 11 842 $4,189 130 293 8
    2016 3828 15 2161 $9,054 134 426 9
    2017 3369 14 2190 $7,169 127 300 8
    2018 8404 24 2602 $10,564 146 274 14
    2019 8976 47 3795 $14,673 164 994 21
    2020 5869
    53
    2982
    $10,116
    177
    178
    24
     2021 16,833 79 6,372 $25,932 280 413 27
    All Years 123,863 595 46,015 $278,254   8,545
    262


    Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society (TCSS)

    PO Box 64759  -  Tucson, AZ 85728-4759   -   Phone: (520) 256-2447  -  Email: TCSS@TucsonCactus.org

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