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Special Events

Volunteer Events


Sonoran Desert Women Wednesday Walks and Hikes

05/04/2016 - 08:00AM


1st Wednesday Walk. Meet other SDW members as we walk on an easy trail in the Preserve on the first Wednesday of each month.  Read more...

Desert 101: The McDowell Sonoran Preserve

05/18/2016 - 05:30PM

Location: Mustang Library

Summer Survivor Series: Learn how a grass-roots effort started by local citizens grew into the nation’s largest urban preserve. And learn about the many ways you can enjoy it. We’ll cover the history, what makes it a unique ecological treasure, what you will see there, and what you need to know to explore it. Please RSVP to  Read more...

McDowell Sonoran Conservancy Board of Directors Meeting

05/18/2016 - 07:30AM

Location: Gateway Trailhead

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

Human Trail Count

05/21/2016 - 07:00AM

Location: TBD

Want to enjoy a morning in the Preserve meeting people and collecting important research data? For the second year, the Field Institute is coordinating an effort to count the numbers of hikers, bikers and equestrians along our study trails. Human trail counters will hike anywhere from.5 to 2.5 miles to collect data. No special training needed to participate! Contact Melanie ( to get involved.  Read more...

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...

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