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Special Events

Volunteer Events


Wellness Hike - High Desert Explorer Northwest Area

12/11/2016 - 09:00AM

Location: Brown's Ranch

This hike will allow you to explore some of the remote trails in the northwest area of the Preserve. Allow 4½ to 5 hours for this 9-mile hike with minimal elevation. Please arrive at Brown’s Ranch Trailhead by 8:45 am.  Read more...

Wellness Hike - Tom's Thumb to Lookout

12/13/2016 - 09:00AM

Location: Tom's Thumb Trailhead

Training for a longer hike? Build up your quads and endurance on this steep trail through amazing rock formations. Allow 4 hours for this 5-mile round-trip hike with a 1,150 ft. elevation gain. Please arrive at Tom’s Thumb Trailhead by 8:45 am.  Read more...

CLT Meeting

12/13/2016 - 06:00PM

Location: Florence Ely Nelson Center

Steward leaders for each McDowell Sonoran Conservancy program meet to discuss and coordinate issues involving stewardship. Interested stewards are encouraged to attend and participate.  Read more...

Wellness Hike - Dixie Mine - Andrews-Kinsey

12/15/2016 - 09:00AM

Location: Fountain Hills

Join us as we begin at the Sonoran trailhead in Fountain Hills and hike the Dixie Mine Trail to the Sonoran trail in the Fountain Hills Preserve. We will then hike to the Andrews-Kinsey trail junction and return via the same route. Allow 6 hours for this 11.6-mile hike with some moderate to difficult sections. This hike is for hardy hikers only.  Read more...

Conservancy Women Hike

12/15/2016 - 09:00AM

Location: TBD

Conservancy Women hikes occur on the first Wednesday and third Thursday of each month. Women who have made a tax-deductible donation of $100.00 or more to the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy are invited to join the group for a fun hike filled with friends and conversation . . . and some exercise, too.  Read more...

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