Upper Gila

The Upper Gila Chapter, established in 2020,  serves Graham and Greenlee Counties.

Chapter Meetings & Events

Monthly meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at 5:00 PM at Discovery Park, 1651 W Discovery Park Blvd, in Safford. To keep up-to-date on activity dates, please contact us at our chapter email (uppergilaaznps@gmail.com).


Join our virtual community!

To stay up to date on our meetings and other activities, please request to be added to our email list. We also invite you join our chapter’s private Facebook group.


Native Plants for Sale

Our partner, the Gila Native Plant Nursery, is a fantastic source for plants native to Graham and Greenlee Counties, as well as elsewhere in Arizona.


Chapter Leadership

Name Role Contact
Nathan Cline Chapter President uppergilaaznps@gmail.com
Diane Drobka Vice-President
Clara Gauna Co-Secretary
Julie Plath Co-Secretary
Julie Davis Treasurer

Volunteering Opportunities

Want to get involved? We've got just the thing!

To learn about volunteer opportunities, please contact uppergilaaznps@gmail.com.

Chapter News

Join Us for Monthly Meetings at EAC Campus

Posted on Feb 13, 2023

Upper Gila Chapter

The Upper Gila Chapter has chosen to suspend monthly meetings during the summer months. We will resume on September 21, with monthly meetings on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 5:00 p.m. at Eastern Arizona College’s Discovery Park Campus.

Eastern Arizona College

Discovery Park Campus

1651 W. Discovery Park Blvd.
Safford, AZ  85546

The address will get you as far as the parking lot and main building, but to get to the meeting in the southern building you drive a route that’s posted for personnel only so hopefully this map helps. It’s possible to park in the main lot shown and walk to the building but much nicer to drive the whole way.

June Plant of the Month

Posted on Jun 14, 2020

Each month, we highlight a different native plant so we can all get to know it better. The votes are in, and this month’s plant is Arizona milkweed (Asclepias angustifolia).

This particular milkweed, if in a happy spot, can bloom 6 to 8 months out of the year. So it’s not only a great Monarch host plant, but a great pollinator plant as well!

If you’d like to add Arizona milkweed to your landscape, we suggest planting it during a rainy monsoon season or in the fall.


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