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Phone: 480-998-7971
16435 N Scottsdale Rd Ste #110
Scottsdale
Arizona 85254
USA
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Target demographics: The community we serve includes 5,000 active members; the members of our partner organizations; residents of the nearby communities of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve and Maricopa County; and countless thousands of visitors from around the world who come to experience the McDowell Mountains and surrounding Sonoran Desert.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Thousands of species of wildlife, flora, and fauna. Thousands of visitors and local residents

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Enhance and remediate current trails to allow safe, enjoyable access of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve; remove invasive plants to discourage the threat of wildfires; educate young people and the general public about the wonders of the Preserve through public hikes, lectures, and outreach programs; patrol the Preserve for the control of damage that may be caused by storms; raise community awareness of the environmental implications of a wildlife-urban interface,

Programs: Maintaining trails, restoring damaged desert habitat, and removing invasive plants. Educating young people and the general public about the wonders of the Preserve through public hikes, lectures, and outreach programs. Advocating completion of the Preserve plan to acquire 36,000 acres of Sonoran Desert within the City of Scottsdale, and the integration of the resulting trail system with other existing and planned local, county and national preserves.

Mission:
We are stewards of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, a large urban preserve located in Scottsdale, Arizona. We offer and promote community educational programs on the necessity for and the methods to achieve appreciation, preservation and stewardship of our natural environment.
Results:
For the past 18 years, the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy has championed the need to protect the 36,400 acres, or 1/3 of the land in the City of Scottsdale, of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve making the 57 square mile area the largest urban preserve in the United States and protecting vital watersheds, wildlife habitats, and the fragile flora of the Sonoran Desert

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10/16/12
The McDowell Sonoran Preserve is an amazing place! I've worked as a steward for the last two years to help bring education about the Preserve to the public. In steward education,nature guides and pathfinders...I help connect the public to the magic of the Sonoran desert and our crown jewel, the ... more »
05/26/11
Great organization working to maintain and develop the McDowell Sonoran Preserve in Scottsdale, one of the largest urban preserves in the U. S... more »
03/12/11
Volunteering has a meaningful, positive impact on your community. My search for volunteer opportunities in non-profit organizations brought me to the MSC and what peaked my interest was a call for stewards to assist in the patrol of trails, and I could do it on my horse! What has motivated me to ... more »
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Enhance and remediate current trails to allow safe, enjoyable access of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve; remove invasive plants to discourage the threat of wildfires; educate young people and the general public about the wonders of the Preserve through public hikes, lectures, and outreach programs; patrol the Preserve for the control of damage that may be caused by storms; raise community awareness of the environmental implications of a wildlife-urban interface,

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