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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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The 'Desert Pharmacy'-- Medicinal Plants of the Sonoran Desert
Cave Creek Regional Park
April 17th – Medicinal Plants of the Desert (Meet at the Slate Trailhead) Join us as we learn about the uses of desert plants through the eyes of an Herbalist. Local Herbalist Melanie Dunlap will join us on a short 1 mile hike and give you insight on how these amazing plants can help with allergies, insect stings and more! Bring plenty of water and your notepad for this amazing journey.

Date: 4/17/2010
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Duration: 2 hours
Speaker: Melanie Dunlap, Herbalist,Host of Aunt Mel’s Herbs & Insight
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per vehicle entry fee.
Contact: Amy Ford, Park Supervisor (623) 465-0431
Location: Slate Trailhead (ask for directions as Entry Gate)

Cave Creek, AZ  
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