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* County Observed Holiday
County Holidays
This is a designated County Holiday in which all non-essential administrative offices will be closed.

All essential services such as law enforcement, medical, and public health will remain available and in service.

Some recreational services such as Parks and Libraries may be available. Please check the specific department calendar you are interested in for availability.

This holiday is in reference to: Presidents' Day

Date: 2/17/2014
Time: 12:01 AM - 11:59 PM    
Registration Required: No    
 
 
Take Your Walk to the Desert - Spur Cross
Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
February 17 Monday 9:00 am Take Your Walk to the Desert (moderate) Join park docent Coni for a moderate 3 to 5 mile hike (ability of hikers and weather will determine the length of hike). We might hike through riparian areas with seasonal water in Cave Creek or hike across the mesa tops in the upland Sonoran Desert vegetation. We may see wildlife, petroglyphs, and colorful wildflowers. You may learn about cochineal (wow, whats that?), agave, mesquite, prickly pear, and maybe even taste some wolfberries...and, of course, every where you look - wonderful views! Wear sturdy shoes and bring 2 liters of water, a snack, and your camera. Lets hike!!!

Date: 2/17/2014
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM    Duration: 2-3 hours
Speaker: Docent Coni Grossman
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $3 per person
 
Contact: Kevin Smith, Park ranger at 480-488-6623 or e-mail kevinsmith@mail.maricopa.gov
 
Sonoran Desert 101 - Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
Join us for this introduction to some of the fascinating animals and plants of our Sonoran Desert as we enjoy a scenic stroll along the quarter-mile Desert Hawk Trail. Please bring water and closed-toe shoes. Location: Nature Center

Date: 2/17/2014
Time: 10:00 AM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car