Phoenix-primarily based nonprofit desires to engage with local community about mother nature

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This article is aspect of a series highlighting the do the job of grantees of The Arizona Republic’s Season for Sharing and A Local community Thrives initiatives. 

Just before the Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Middle was built in 2009, the web page was a landfill and a gravel quarry.

Now, it truly is the gateway to the 600-acre Rio Salado restoration venture and a place for mother nature enthusiasts to collect for conservation tasks, recreation, neighborhood routines, schooling applications and, of course, chicken-observing of far more than 220 species.

More than 18,500 people visited the nature center just