Join Us!

The Botany Society is a volunteer organization that assists Park staff to preserve, document and interpret the Park's flora.  The Society also seeks to further understanding of plant ecology in our unique and diverse Park.

Opportunities for participating in Botany Society activities are many, and range from participation in botany classes to mounting plant specimens for the Colorado Desert District Herbarium to leading plant walks for Park visitors. Come join us!

Other Botany Society activities: 

  • Introduce the flora of ABDSP to Park visitors

  • Assist Park staff with field surveys

  • Help Park staff with removal of invasive, non-native plant species

  • Serve as assistants in the Botany Certification Course

  • Assist Park Staff in the Colorado Desert District Herbarium

  • Conduct in-depth classes in botany for certified members

 New Botany Society members are required to complete the Botany Certification Course–a  12-week series of classroom sessions and outdoor, hands-on field trips.  The course is an excellent introduction to botany in general with emphasis on the flora of Anza Borrego Desert State Park.

Classes are held Mondays (usually 9am to 3pm) January through March . The next course begins January 7, 2019.  Classroom size is limited, so don't delay registering if you're interested in the program.  Following graduation, members provide 40 hours of volunteer service to the park each calendar year.

The Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Botany Society always welcomes new members. If those opportunities and activities are your mission too, we welcome you!

Complete the Registration form for information on the next Botany Society Certification Course scheduled for January 2019.

Botany Society Certification Course
Registration Form

Name *
Do you have a background in botany?
Volunteer Opportunities
Members volunteer a minimum of 40 hours annually. Please indicate the volunteer opportunities that most interest you at this time.

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