A New Chapter Proposed for Tonto Basin Region

Posted Aug 16, 2022


AZNP Society has approved an interim chapter in Tonto Basin, AZ with meetings beginning in October. If you’re interested in participating, please contact Becky Settje at beckysettje@hotmail.com or on her Instagram account wild_rhody.

Our meetings will include botany walks, roadside botany, field identification, nonnative invasive plant education, guest speakers, conservation efforts and outreach. 

Meetings will be held regularly in Tonto Basin on a 6 acre garden that exhibits mostly native plant species. Meetings are open to anyone interested in native plants and will focus geographically from Globe to Pine and all areas in between. 

Becky Settje is passionate about native plants species.  She was a volunteer nature guide for 8 years at Garden in The Woods, the headquarters for the Native Plant Trust (formerly New England Wildflower Society) and worked with RI Native Plant Society developing children’s nature walks, focusing on native plant species. She currently assists, as needed, with nonnative plant removal and species regeneration  at Tonto National Monument.