Desert Botanical Garden to Honor Girl Scouts CEO

Posted By on February 4, 2018

Tamara Woodbury

Desert Botanical Garden has named Tamara Woodbury as the recipient of its 2nd Annual Award for Vision and Leadership in Conservation — an award that recognizes extraordinary individuals for their significant and enduring contributions to forwarding conservation in the Sonoran Desert.
Woodbury will be honored on February 8 at the Desert Botanical Garden’s annual Conservation Celebration luncheon, which benefits its Central Arizona Conservation Alliance initiative.
Woodbury is the CEO of the Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council and has been pivotal in transforming the organization by fostering the leadership abilities of staff and volunteers, leading to growth in services and resources.
Last year, Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council opened a new $18 million campus in South Phoenix with the support of The Bob & Renee Parsons foundation. The campus was designed to honor the beauty of the Sonoran Desert, cultivate outdoor education and adventure and protect the environment.
“I believe magic happens when people are held in nature,” said Woodbury. “So much of our lives are transactional and mechanistic. Nature pulls the humanity out of us, so I am very honored to receive this award.”
Woodbury oversaw the concept, fundraising, design and programming for the center. She has also collaborated with the Student Conservation Association to help build the next generation of conservation leaders.
Jamie Killin

About Jamie Killin

Jamie Killin is the web editor for Frontdoors Media. She also is a freelance journalist who has been published in Thrillist, Phoenix Magazine, So Scottsdale!, The Arizona Republic and more.

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