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Special Events

Volunteer Events


Hike - Nature's Pharmacy

10/22/2016 - 08:00AM

Location: Brown's Ranch

Hike - Nature’s Pharmacy (DSC): Native People of long ago roamed the Preserve collecting desert plants for their healing and restorative properties. Find out more about these medicinal plants on this easy hike. Allow about 3 hours for this 4-mile round-trip hike with minimal elevation change. Please arrive at the Brown’s Ranch Trailhead by 7:45 am.  Read more...

Trailside Naturalist Station

10/22/2016 - 09:00AM

Location: Lost Dog Wash Trailhead

Sensing The Desert - Stop by and use your senses to make the desert come alive at this fun and interactive Trailside Naturalist Station. Discover which cacti are the prickliest and some of the tastes of the desert as you explore our unique desert environment!  Read more...

Make a Difference Day

10/22/2016 - 08:00AM

Location: Quartz Trailhead

Join us for Make A Difference Day! We need your help to make sure this special place will be here for generations to come. At 8:00AM, we will have fun clean up project at the Quartz Trailhead (104th Street and McDowell Mountain Ranch Road). We will be picking up litter and trimming trees along the trail.  Read more...

Hike - Bird Walk

10/23/2016 - 08:00AM

Location: Quartz Trailhead

Hike - Bird Walk – Quartz Trailhead (DSC): Join us on this walk for a good chance to see some of our year-round bird residents like the Cactus Wren, Gila Woodpecker, Verdin, Northern Cardinal, Abert’s Towhee and more! Meet at Quartz Trailhead parking lot on the west side of 104th St., just south of McDowell Mountain Ranch Rd. by 7:45 am.  Read more...

Deer Collar Recovery workshop

10/23/2016 - 08:00AM

Location: TBD

Attend training and join this unique Field Institute project! Led by Arizona Fish and Game biologists, learn how to help professionals locate and recover mule deer collars in the Preserve using radio telemetry . This training will be a combination of classroom presentation and practice in the field.  Read more...

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