McDowell Sonoran Preserve Archives

Desert Discovery Center Scottsdale lists progress

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Since being hired by the city of Scottsdale, the Desert Discover Center Scottsdale has been investigating the feasibility of building a proposed desert interpretive facility at the Gateway to the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. The first half of the Desert Discover Center’s 18-month contract has been spent working with designers from New York-based Thinc Design to define the Desert… Read More →

McDowell Sonoran Conservancy partners with APS on family programs

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Fall is here and there’s no better way for Arizona families to enjoy outdoor fun and fitness than by discovering nature together. Thanks to $12,500 worth of in-kind support from Arizona Public Service (APS) for education programs and collateral materials, families can now take advantage of two free programs at Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve, starting… Read More →

Desert Discovery Center concept moves forward

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by in Experience AZ Magazine | Play

The Scottsdale City Council approved creating a business plan and feasibility analysis for the Desert Discovery Center concept, long envisioned as a place for people to learn about the Sonoran Desert at the Gateway Trailhead to Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve. The Council awarded the contract to Desert Discovery Center Scottsdale, Inc., a private group formed to… Read More →

Finalists Named for Cox Conserves Heroes Program

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Cox Communications and The Trust for Public Land announced finalists for Arizona’s 2013 Cox Conserves Heroes program. A total of $15,000 will be donated to local environmental nonprofits on behalf of the winner and finalists. By being a finalist, each individual has secured a $2,500 donation for his or her nonprofit of choice. The finalists… Read More →

Experience The Desert At Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve

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by in Play

The McDowell Sonoran Preserve is 21,400 acres of land located just outside of Fountain Hills. The Preserve is full of geological discoveries, desert wildlife and a large selection of plant species. The McDowell Sonoran Conservancy was created to work with the City of Scottsdale in collecting data of the area. The Preserve is currently looking… Read More →

Travaasa Experiential Resorts Named Resort Operator For New Hotel Resort In Scottsdale

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by in Escape

Travaasa Experiential Resorts, one of the country’s finest resort brands that offers guests a high-end vacation experience by connecting them with the culture, food and nature of each location, has been announced as the resort operator and venture partner for the new hotel resort project to be located in Scottsdale’s McDowell Mountains. Travaasa has built… Read More →

Construction Begins on Final Villas at Sterling at Silverleaf

More than $7 million of real estate has sold at Sterling at Silverleaf since it re-launched in the market last November and now construction is underway of two of its final four remaining villas in phase one. Starting at $1.36 million, Sterling at Silverleaf is a collection of 16 villas designed by the world-renowned architect… Read More →

Things To Do In Arizona: McDowell Sonoran Preserve

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by in Play

Hiking Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve: Beauty in your own backyard Looking to spend the day amid the desert beauty? Or simply for some fresh air and exercise without venturing too far? Look no further than the McDowell Sonoran Preserve in Scottsdale. Stretching across 17,000 acres of the McDowell Mountains, the preserve offers miles of hiking… Read More →