East Maricopa NRCD

East Maricopa NRCD is located in the Maricopa county and includes thirteen cities. The mission of the East Mar- icopa NRCD is to provide technical assistance and educa- tion for conservation of natural resources to rural and ur- ban land stewards.

East Maricopa Natural Resource Conservation District Helps Landowners by:

  • Implementing farm conservation practices to keep soil in the fields and out of waterways
  • Conserving and restoring wetlands, which purifies water and provides habitat for birds, fish and numerous animals
  • Protecting groundwater resources
  • Planting trees and other land cover to hold soil in place, clean the air, provide cover for wildlife, and beautify neigh- borhoods
  • Helping developers and homeowners mange the land in an environmentally sensitive manner
  • Providing natural resource education which encourages conservation efforts

Conservation Practices on the Ground

  • Soil Conservation

  • Conserving and Restoring Wetlands

  • Protecting Groundwater Resources

  • Rural & Urban Conservation Education

Primary Resource Concerns

  • Soil Erosion

  • Water Availability/Quantity/Quality

  • Flooding Damage

  • Educational Programs

District Highlights

East Maricopa NRCD educates and encourages implementation of good conservation practices to ensure the land will be preserved for future generations. Recently the East Maricopa NRCD began participation in a new water conservation management program. The District also sponsors the Desert Willow Conservation Education Center.

Urban Conservation
The Desert Willow Conservation Education Center’s vision is a community that is aware of the best practices for conservation, resource management, and land stewardship and that through their knowledge take positive action to preserve our environment and way of life.

Desert Willow provides hands on youth education at envi-their


District Contact Information

Marnie Hunt

(602) 402-3092



Meeting Information

Time: Varies please contact.

Location: 805 E. Warner Rd, #104

Chandler, AZ 85225