Trailwork Volunteer Day, Biking, Cactus Walk, And Superstition Geology

Trailwork Volunteer Day
Saturday, January 25, 2020
08:00 AM – 11:00 AM
San Tan Mountain Regional Park
6533 W. Phillips Road
San Tan Valley, AZ 85142
(602) 506-2930 ext. 7

Trail volunteers provide a much-needed source of labor to assist Park Staff with trail repair and enhancements that provide for visitor safety and natural/cultural resource protection. Come on out and lend a hand! Potential projects include pruning, erosion control and drainage upkeep. By the end of the day, each volunteer will know the basics of trail maintenance and have an insider’s view of the park. Meet outside the Nature Center. Please consider wearing long sleeves as sun and scratch protection. Bring water, gloves, hat, sunscreen, snacks and any tools you might have (we will provide tools for you to use if you don’t have any). Backpacks welcome – we will tote your supplies in our work vehicle. Suitable for ages 12 and up. Please RSVP by contacting Ranger Nikki at: nikki.bunnell@maricopa.gov. 8-11am.

Advanced Beginner/Intermediate Skill Level Mountain Bike Ride
Saturday, January 25, 2020
08:00 AM – 10:00 AM
San Tan Mountain Regional Park
6533 W. Phillips Road
San Tan Valley, AZ 85142
(602) 506-2930 ext. 7

Join us for an exciting beginner mountain bike ride among the beautiful San Tan Mountains. This 7-9 mile ride is open to all ages and skill levels. Our local experts will be available to help you understand your bike’s features and learn the ins and outs of safe riding. “No Rider Left Behind” is our policy, because we ride together in a group. This is your opportunity to be around others who are passionate about mountain biking as a sport to have fun and get some exercise. Helmets are required. Under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Essentials: water, helmet, extra tube, tools to change a flat tire. Meet at the San Tan Trail sign at the main trailhead. 8-10am.

Cool Cactus Walk
Saturday, January 25, 2020
02:00 PM – 03:00 PM
Usery Mountain Regional Park
3939 N. Usery Pass Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85207
(602) 506-2930 ext. 4

What are the names of the cacti that grow in our desert?  How do they survive (and thrive!) in such a harsh environment?  Discover amazing facts about these incredible plants when you join our park ranger for this scenic stroll along the quarter-mile Desert Hawk Trail.  Please bring water and closed-toe shoes.  Meet at our Nature Center.

The Geology of the Superstitions
Saturday, January 25, 2020
07:00 PM – 08:00 PM
Usery Mountain Regional Park
3939 N. Usery Pass Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85207
(602) 506-2930 ext. 4

The Superstition Wilderness is one of the most beautiful and rugged places in the country.  How did it get that way?  What formed it?  What makes it so unique?  Can gold be found there?  Join local geology professor, A. J. Lombard, as he shares a wealth of information about the fascinating geology of the Superstitions in this informative slide presentation.  Bring your curiosities and questions to Usery Park and discover lots of amazing things about this local treasure!  Location:  Nature Center

 

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