October 2015
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Special Events

Volunteer Events


New Steward Orientation

10/10/2015 - 08:00AM

Location: Gateway Trailhead

Become a Steward! Combine your love for the Preserve with your support of the Preserve! We offer classes on the 2nd Saturday of the Month at the Gateway Trailhead during our main 2015-16 season. You must register in advance.  Read more...

Tour de Scottsdale

10/11/2015 - 07:00AM


The 12th annual Tour de Scottsdale returns Sunday, October 11. The Tour is a fun and rewarding one-day cycling event, benefiting the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy.  Read more...

Marcus Landslide Hike

10/14/2015 - 08:00AM

Location: Tom's Thumb Trailhead

A 4-mile discovery hike loop to and around Marcus Landslide geological site, second largest landslide in Arizona. About 400 feet elevation gain with moderate inclines.  Read more...

Human Trail Count

10/17/2015 - 08:00AM

Location: TBD

Help us count the number of boots, bikes and hooves out on the MSFI research trails! This fun, 2-hour activity occurs every 3rd Saturday of the month. Data collected provides us information we need to understand how our trails are being used.  Read more...

Mountain Bike Clinic SOLD OUT

10/17/2015 - 08:00AM

Location: Fraesfield Mountain Trailhead

-- New to mountain biking? Looking to refresh your skills, improve your technique, enhance safety awareness and increase your overall enjoyment on the trails? Then come prepared to ride as we begin with a demonstration and presentation by experienced riders covering the basic things you need to know, equipment requirements and trail etiquette. Pre-registration required: tours@mcdowellsonoran.org.  Read more...

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