Welcome! Our Mission
The image above shows Friends of the Scenic Drive volunteers after clearing litter from the Desert Foothills Scenic Drive. The Desert Foothills Scenic Drive, the northern-most section of Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale, Arizona, is both a landmark and a preservation effort. Friends of the Scenic Drive, a corps of volunteers, works to preserve and enhance the Desert Foothills Scenic Drive, which was established by area residents in 1963. Friends of the Scenic Drive is a division of the Greater Pinnacle Peak Association (GPPA), a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization founded in 1977. GPPA is dedicated to the preservation of the natural environment and the enrichment of quality of life in the north Scottsdale Sonoran Desert.
With the support of the City of Scottsdale, local businesses and residents, Friends of the Scenic Drive works to preserve the character and traditions of the foothills area and organizes events to promote desert preservation and the Scenic Drive. Friends of the Scenic Drive, founded in 1994, conducts regular litter pickup programs, maintains Scenic Drive plant exhibits and monuments, and organizes Cookout at the Ranch, north Scottsdale's largest preservation benefit. This Website, one of the first sites in Arizona to become publicly available, has been online since 1995. You'll find a wealth of information about the Scenic Drive, the foothills area, Sonoran flora and fauna, and things to see and do.
* Credit. The above photograph is provided courtesy of Dennis Liddell.
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