NOVEMBER 18, 2015

Desert Discovery Day Coming Up
on November 21, 2015

Join Desert Foothills Land Trust for free family fun at Jewel of the Creek Preserve!
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(North Valley Communities, AZ) – Temperatures are dropping and many of us are turning our thoughts to outdoor adventures in our beautiful Sonoran Desert.  One of the local organizations working to conserve these landscapes is Desert Foothills Land Trust.  Founded in 1991, the nonprofit Land Trust has protected 680 acres on 23 preserves in the North Valley, many of which are open to the public for recreation and exploration.  The Land Trust connects people to nature through land acquisition and long-term stewardship, as well as events and activities that allow the community to experience these special places.

Our children and grandchildren will benefit from this incredible legacy of conserved land!  One of the Land Trust’s most important community events will be held on November 21, 2015 at the Jewel of the Creek Preserve in Cave Creek. 

The fourth annual Desert Discovery Day will include a “scavenger hunt” of informational stations along the Harry Dalton Trail. Children will receive a stamp at each station, and they’ll receive a goody bag for collecting the stamps. There will be live animals, crafts, rehabilitated raptor releases and refreshments!  

Other participating organizations include the Arizona Archaeological Society, Cave Creek Museum, Desert Awareness Committee, Rural/Metro Fire Department, Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center, Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area and Wild At Heart.  

“This has become an incredibly popular event for our community because it’s just so much fun! We love to get families and kids of all ages out on the land,” says Land Trust executive director Sonia Perillo. 

“This is also a great way to encourage support for conservation and healthy outdoor activities.”

Join Desert Foothills Land Trust and other nonprofit partners for this incredible day of free learning and exploration.  As many as 400-500 people typically attend the event, so you won’t want to miss the fun!  Wear your hiking shoes and come prepared for fun, hands-on desert adventures. 

Details about the Land Trust and Desert Discovery Day are available at