The Arizona Center for Nature Conservation operates the Phoenix Zoo and the South Mountain Environmental Education Center. The ACNC advances the stewardship and conservation of animals and their habitats while providing experiences that inspire people and motivate them to care for the natural world.
Dick has served on the board in the past from 1990 to 1999, when it was known as the Arizona Zoological Society, and from 1993 to 1996 he served as President. The Phoenix Zoo is the only zoo in the Valley accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and is a non-profit zoological park, serving 1.4 million guests annually. The Zoo relies solely on the support of donors and sponsors, and guests.
Home to more than 3,000 animals, many of which are endangered and threatened species, the ACNC contributes to programs to help breed endangered species like the Black-Footed Ferrett and the Mt. Graham Red Squirrel.
For information about the Phoenix Zoo, visit www.phoenixzoo.org.