Restore, Educate and Research

Friends of Sonoita Creek (FOSC) was founded in 2004. Our mission is to protect and restore the water and natural habitat of Sonoita Creek and its watershed.

We inform residents and visitors about its importance to life forms and relationship to the geography through hands-on activities, presentations, hikes, and financial support to kindred organizations.

Sonoita Creek flows a distance of 30 miles, above and below ground, southwest from Sonoita into the Santa Cruz River north of Nogales. The watershed drains 258 square miles, has unique geological features, seven biomes with a great diversity of plant and animal species, and vast natural beauty.

It is a cultural crossroads with protected ancient archaeology sites, a Spanish colonial past, and mining, ranching and railroad history.

Support Us in our Cause

You can help us with our educational activities which include hosting guided nature, bird and plant walks; sponsor programs on forces impacting our watershed; and teach the Healthy Water Education Program to students.

FOSC is a non-profit organization and your donations are tax deductible.