What we Do

"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does."
— William James

Wild in the City

Cities are ecological places, just as much as they are places for economic and social interaction. The quality of the nature of a place and its ability to provide necessary environmental services, habitats for wildlife and wonderful places for outdoor recreation is a matter of conscientious decision-making, cultivation and maintenance.

We encourage everyone to take part in nurturing San Miguel as a habitat for both wildlife and people.

People need nature…

Nature in the City is a program that encourages everyone to take part in nurturing  habitats for both wildlife and people in the places where we live, work and play.

  • Let’s make cleaning up our waterways a priority so they can return to healthy habitats for people and wildlife.
  • Let’s improve our parks, preserve open spaces, and provide natural areas where children can make positive connections with nature that will instill within them a desire to care for it.
  • Let’s nurture wildlife in our city by planting trees and flowering plants that attract birds and pollinators; using alternatives to pesticides; hanging bird feeders; and acting in other mindful ways.


And nature needs People

Let’s help San Miguel become a place where nature and people flourish
side by side.

In return nature will reward us with beautiful spaces for recreation and relaxation; a greater diversity and abundancy of birds, butterflies and other wildlife; cleaner water and air; reduced carbon emissions, and an enhanced sense of place.


Creating Beautiful Spaces

Parque Juarez Pollinator Garden

This lovely, restful garden in the midst of our city is alive with butterflies, bees and hummingbirds. It is also a place for learning about plants that will attract pollinators to your own garden.


Wildlife Friendly Gardens

Tips and techniques for creating wildlife friendly gardens and information about wildlife-attracting plants that do well in our high desert environment.


Volunteer in the Garden

Volunteers are the heart of our garden at Parque Juárez. Join us to prune, plant, plan and observe on Thursday mornings from 9:30 am to 11:00 am. It’s a wonderful way to spend a morning. Tools provided.


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