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FIRE BAN INFORMATION
Effective
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 through Thursday, August 28, 2014
Maricopa County's regional parks will initiate the annual fire ban. This includes banning the use of all
campfire, fire pits and charcoal grills; however, it is still acceptable to use gas/propane grills in designated areas such as the ramada areas, semi-developed and developed camping sites, and along the shoreline at Lake Pleasant Regional Park.
If the parks do not receive ample rain during the monsoon season, the Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department
may extend the fire ban to protect the parks resources and ensure visitor safety. To learn more, click here.

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Geocaching 101 - Spur Cross
Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
January 4 Saturday 3:00 pm Geocaching 101 (easy) Geocaching is a family-friendly activity in which participants use a GPS device to locate hidden containers, called "geocaches." No fee is required to play. All you need is home internet access and a GPS(hand held, phone app, even a car GPS). Docent Tom McGuire and Ranger Kevin Smith will show the basics. After the demonstration, we will direct you to a few geocaches that are hidden in and near the Conservation Area. If you have one (or more) of these GPS devices, bring it/them. Experienced "cachers" are also invited. We'll help you start with a few sample caches.

Date: 1/4/2014
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Duration: 2 hours
Speaker: Docent Tom McGuire & Ranger Kevin Smith
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $3 per person
 
Contact: Kevin Smith, Park ranger at 480-488-6623 or e-mail kevinsmith@mail.maricopa.gov
 
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Morristown, AZ 85342
Ph: 602-506-2930 or (928) 501-9200
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