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McDowell Sonoran Conservancy – Trail Troopers (Phoenix Magazine May 2022)

Today, we’re fixing a rut in some ‘liquid earth’ on the Tom’s Thumb trail,” says Leona Weinstein, master steward for the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy, on a crisp February morning. “The high-maintenance, decomposed granite substrate found in Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve is very vulnerable to erosion, especially after winter storms and monsoon rains.”

2022-05-18T05:54:08-07:00April 27th, 2022|Latest Mentions, Press|

McDowell Sonoran Conservancy Receives Grant to Expand Expedition Days

The McDowell Sonoran Conservancy and a group of teachers from Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) have joined forces in building a science curriculum to engage the participation of 7th-grade students in climate change and invasive species projects.

2022-03-16T15:23:04-07:00March 16th, 2022|Latest Mentions, News, Press|

McDowell Sonoran Conservancy and Scottsdale Unified School District Build an Innovative Science Curriculum

The McDowell Sonoran Conservancy and a group of teachers from Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) have joined forces in building a science curriculum to engage the participation of 7th-grade students in climate change and invasive species projects.

2022-03-03T16:13:03-07:00March 3rd, 2022|Latest Mentions, News, Press|

McDowell Sonoran Conservancy Expands Expedition Days Online to Include Fourth Grade Curriculum

McDowell Sonoran Conservancy Expands Expedition Days Online to Include Fourth Grade Curriculum APS Foundation grant to help fund online STEM program expected to reach more than 5,000 students SCOTTSDALE, AZ (February 28, 2022) – When schools went online in 2020, the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy followed suit, creating an online, multimedia version of its in-person Expedition Days Science

2022-03-01T16:32:35-07:00February 28th, 2022|Latest Mentions, News, Press|

McDowell Sonoran Preserve Month

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

2021-10-12T13:15:38-07:00October 12th, 2021|Featured News, Latest Mentions, Press|

The McDowell Sonoran Conservancy has received a $1,500,000 multi-year grant from The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation

Sept. 14, 2021 -- The McDowell Sonoran Conservancy has received a $1,500,000 multi-year grant from The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation to continue the work of The Parsons Field Institute. The Conservancy serves as the steadfast steward of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, which encompasses more than 30,500 acres, with 225 miles of trails, making it the

2021-09-14T14:42:07-07:00September 14th, 2021|Press|

Scottsdale Progress Article – McDowell Sonoran Conservancy Attracting Tourists

In an article published by Scottsdale Progress, CEO, Justin Owen was interviewed about the role of the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy attracting tourists to Scottsdale. "Because over 40 percent of Scottsdale’s tax revenue comes from nonresidents, the ability for Scottsdale to have a thriving tourism enterprise has allowed the city to be able to preserve this much

2021-05-06T17:14:56-07:00May 6th, 2021|Latest Mentions, News, Press|

The Conservancy celebrates Fiscal Year 2020.

In previous years we have combined the Conservancy annual report into an edition of Mountain Lines.  To give us an opportunity to really celebrate our accomplishments we now produce an annual report and we are delighted to share this with you.  This represents our accomplishments for fiscal year 2020 (7/1/2019 - 6/30/2020) and recognizes donors

2020-12-18T15:08:29-07:00December 24th, 2020|News, Press, Press Kit|

McDowell Sonoran Conservancy Among Featured Non-Profits Doing Good

From CityLifestyle MagazineNonprofits serve important roles in their communities. Many provide for those in need or are working toward achieving certain goals that might make the world a better place. On these pages, we’ve written about four nonprofits making an impact. Discover a playhouse that seeks to help children with Down syndrome and their families;

2020-12-09T14:35:08-07:00December 9th, 2020|Latest Mentions, News, Press|
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