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5/26/2015 - Extended due to dry conditions. A date to cancel the fire ban has not yet been determined.
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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In Search of "Birds"! - Cave Creek Regional Park
Cave Creek Regional Park
Is that the call of the ever elusive, "Phainopepla"? Join Joe Ford, from the Sonoran Audubon Society, as we venture out in search of "Birds". With Joe's expert guidance, you will discover and identify numerous species of local and migratory birds by sight and song. A limited number of binoculars will be available to borrow or you may bring your own. Don't forget to bring water and your camera! Meet at the Nature Center. *Pre-registration is required for this program. **Please e-mail Ranger Mark to sign-up!

Date: 3/29/2014
Time: 8:00 AM    
Speaker: Special Guest, Joe Ford!
Registration Required: Yes    
Fee: $6.00 per vehicle park entry fee
Contact: Ranger Mark -
Location: Nature Center
37900 N. Cave Creek Parkway - 32nd St. / North from Carefree Highway
Cave Creek, AZ  
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Maricopa County Parks & Recreation Dept.
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41835 N. Castle Hot Springs Rd.
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Morristown, AZ 85342
Ph: 602-506-2930 or (928) 501-9200
Fax: (602)372-8596

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