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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.

<April 2013>

"Where have all the bird nests gone?" - Cave Creek Regional Park
Cave Creek Regional Park
This presentation looks at the Red List Status of a number of bird species that have been evaluated by the IUCN. It also details birds of concern and emphasis focused on by the Audubon Society, Arizona Partners in Flight, and those listed by the Game and Fish Department that inhabit the Agua Fria National Monument. The program highlights some 36 species and their threats. It also brings information on birds that have made a dramatic comeback from endangered status, such as the Whooping Crane, Peregrine Falcon, California Condor and Bald Eagle. Meet at the Nature Center. ***Special Guest Speaker, Joe Ford. Joe is a native of Missouri. He holds several degrees in education and a Masters Degree in Natural Science from the University of Oklahoma. He has been an educator on the junior high, high school and college levels. After 42 years in the teaching field he retired to Sun City, Arizona. He is a board member in the Sonoran Audubon Society and a member of the Sun City Rockhounds, among many of his other interests.

Date: 4/20/2013
Time: 2:00 PM    
Speaker: ***Special Guest Speaker, Joe Ford.***
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per vehicle park entry fee
Contact: Ranger Mark -
Location: Meet at the Nature Center classroom
37900 N. Cave Creek Parkway
Cave Creek, AZ  
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