Tonto Basin

Upcoming Activities

We will kick off the fall season with a Meet & Greet Social on Saturday, September 30, 10:00 AM – 12:00
PM at 268 E. Stephens Way, Tonto Basin. Regular Chapter meetings will resume in October.

Locations, dates and times will be posted on our Facebook ( and Instagram ( accounts.
First Friday Field Trips will begin October 6 and be held monthly thru May at various locations in Gila
Details and updates for all our chapter meetings, First Friday Field Trips, and special events will be posted on our Facebook and Instagram accounts. If you don’t want to miss out on our Chapter’s activities, please email your contact info to We would love to have you join us!
Our chapter is looking for volunteers to help with botany walks, community service events and social media. If you would like to help, please contact us at

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Chapter Leadership

Name Role Contact
Becky Settje President
Teri Balaska Vice President
Eric Sjoden Lead Botanist

Volunteering Opportunities

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Chapter News

Ranger-led Botany Walk, Friday, March 1, 2024

Posted on Feb 18, 2024

Friday, March 1, 10:00 – 11:30 am

Ranger Micah will lead us on a Botany Walk on the paved trails at the Tonto Natural Bridge, Highway 87, Pine, AZ 85547. Group rate admission is $2 per person.

Chapter Meeting: Saturday, March 23, 2024

Posted on Feb 18, 2024

Saturday, March 23, 10:00 – 11:30 am

“Nonnative, Invasive Plants of Gila County“ will be  presented  by Chris Jones from the Gila County Cooperative Extension at the Tonto Basin Chamber of Commerce, 45675 N Arizona Hwy 188, Tonto Basin, AZ 85553

Botany Walk: Friday, April 5, 2024

Posted on Feb 18, 2024

Friday, April 5, 10:00 – 11:30 am

Desert Bloom Walk. Location to be determined


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