Thank you, City of Scottsdale Mayor Ortega, commissioners and council members for recognizing the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy and our 650+ volunteer stewards in proclaiming October as “McDowell Sonoran Preserve Month.” We sincerely thank the vision of the community leaders and elected officials who imagined what is now the largest urban preserve in the continental United States and for their unwavering support of the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy.