Detail of the Patagonia Valley ©Glen E Goodwin

Activities & Accomplishments

PARA Activities and Accomplishments:

The Patagonia Area Resource Alliance was formed in 2011 in response to renewed mining interest in the Patagonia Mountains. We’ve made it our mission to educate and engage the community about the risks and realities of mining, to promote local sustainable economies, to better understand our precious and imperiled natural resources such as clean water and wildlife, and to actively advocate for the protection of those resources including Patagonia’s distinct and serene rural way of life.

In order to keep you, our supporters, current on our most recent activities, we post a Report to the Community on the highlights of our efforts to preserve and protect the Patagonia, Arizona area.


Click for 2016 Report to the Community


Click for 2015 Report to the Community

Click for 2014 Report to the Community

Click for 2013 Report to the Community

Click for December 2012 Report to the Community

Click for August 2012 Report to the Community


Our Mission:

  • To stop destruction by mining in the Patagonia Mountains, Canelo Hills and San Rafael Valley.
  • To protect and preserve the Patagonia area watershed from mining pollution and depletion.
  • To work hand in hand with other organizations and area businesses to promote a thriving community that’s economically stable and environmentally sustainable.


Charitable giving to the Patagonia Area Resource Alliance:

Allows you to make a tangible difference by empowering us to continue our efforts to stop mining activity in the Patagonia region. 

Your donations also make it possible for us to organize community involvement and action so that we can protect the Patagonia Mountains, water, wildlife, and well-being of Patagonia, Arizona.


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Every single contribution makes a sizable difference to our organization and ultimately for our community. It is only because of the generous support from people like you that we can undertake this critical work. Thank you!


PARA respects the privacy of its donors. Donor information is confidential.

Patagonia Area Resource Alliance is a volunteer-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, EIN #45-4416414, located in Patagonia, Arizona. View certification. 

A copy of our latest financial information may be obtained by mailing a request to Patagonia Area Resource Alliance, PO Box 1044, Patagonia, AZ 85624. Or click for Financial Accountability and Transparency Report. Click for Annual Report.
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Your donation to PARA is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Please check with your tax advisor or the Department of Internal Revenue.