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FIRE BAN INFORMATION
Effective
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 through Friday, August 29, 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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Nature Photography for Beginners with Photographer, Steven Lewis - Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
Enhance your enjoyment of taking pictures while enjoying nature, whether it is out hiking, watching wildlife, or just watching the world pass by. We will work with you on getting your camera off of the "Auto" setting and will help you understand how your camera works to get better pictures. This presentation is best suited for owners of SLR cameras, but all cameras are welcome, we just ask that you know how to access your menus on your own. We will discuss the basics of ISO, aperture, shutter speed and how they are related, and how each can be used to improve your nature photography. We will also discuss how to read your histogram to make sure that you are getting the most out of your shot, and we will wrap up with a discussion on composition along with a Q & A period. Location: Nature Center.

Date: 8/16/2013
Time: 7:00 PM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car
 
 
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Maricopa County Parks & Recreation Dept.
The Headquarter Administrative Offices are located at:
41835 N. Castle Hot Springs Rd.
Unit Operations Center

Morristown, AZ 85342
Ph: 602-506-2930 or (928) 501-9200
Fax: (602)372-8596
maricopacountyparks@mail.maricopa.gov

 
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