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Special Events

Volunteer Events


The Story of Acquiring State Trust Land for the Preserve

05/24/2016 - 05:30PM

Location: Mustang Library Auditorium

This talk is for you if: 1) you have never fully understood what State Trust Lands are, or 2) you do not know how the city successfully planned for and ultimately acquired much of the present Preserve from the state.  Read more...

Memorial Day

05/30/2016 - 09:00AM

Location: Conservancy Office

The Conservancy office will be closed on Monday, May 30th in remembrance of Memorial Day. Have a safe weekend.  Read more...

Field Institute Update

06/08/2016 - 10:00AM

Location: Scottsdale Community College - AB 132

Join us on for a celebration of Field Institute achievements for 2015-16 with a focus on the research results and a peak at the next year. Hear about the completion of the digital geology map, the first 3 years results of the Trail Impact Study, the Brown's Ranch historical study, and much more. We'll end with a hands-on training for using iNaturalist. Please RSVP to  Read more...

A Dozen Ways to Die in the Desert

06/15/2016 - 05:30PM

Location: Mustang Library

Summer Survival Series: A summary of the ways that individuals who spend time in the desert are likely to end up ten toes in the air, including: thirst; heat stroke; broken bones; hypothermia; snake/gila monster envenomation; bee attacks; mountain lion encounters; bear encounters; medical emergencies; gunshot wounds; saguaro cactus falls, etc. As a public service this presentation would also explain how to avoid such fatal events and offer appropriate responses should such events occur.  Read more...

McDowell Sonoran Conservancy Board of Directors Meeting

06/15/2016 - 07:30AM

Location: Gateway Trailhead

All stewards and the public are invited to attend the June meeting of the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy Board of Directors.  Read more...

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