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Celebrate Earth Day On The Maricopa Trail
(Phoenix) – With Earth Day around the corner, local businesses and community members are scouring volunteer sites to find the perfect project to demonstrate their support for environmental protection. While some will seek to make a difference through donations, others are in search of service projects.
If your group enjoys spending time outdoors, hiking and working with a team of awesome volunteers, then the Earth Day Trail Work Event on Saturday, April 26 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. is the perfect project!
“This year, the department has joined forces with the Conservation Alliance of Central Arizona, Maricopa Trail and Park Foundation, Arizona Forward, and the Arizona Trail Association to organize a trail work event that will focus on improving, clearing and cleaning a three-mile segment along the Maricopa Trail,” said R.J. Cardin, Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Director.
The Maricopa Trail, when completed, will be approximately 240-miles in length winding around the Valley connecting all of Maricopa County’s regional parks together.
“This is a great event being organized by five organizations with proven track records when it comes to maintaining and conserving the environment and recreational trails,” said Maricopa County Supervisor Andy Kunasek, District 3.
The segment of trail the group will focus on is located north of the Carefree Highway just west of I-17, near the Ben Avery Shooting Range. Interested parties should wear appropriate clothing, closed-toe shoes, hats, sun screen and work gloves. A limited amount of tools will be available on-site and volunteers are asked to bring rakes, shovels or McLeods, if possible.
Interested parties are asked to contact Kim at (602) 525-3004. For information about Maricopa County’s regional park system, visit www.maricopa.gov/parks.