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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.

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Rattlesnakes of Arizona- LIVE Rattlesnake Program – INDOOR Program- McDowell Park
McDowell Mountain Regional Park
Life in the desert means living with rattlesnakes. Everyone has heard of the Western Diamondback and Mojave Rattlesnake, but what about the other 15 types that call Arizona home? From snow white to pitch black, metallic green to sky blue, and everything in between; rattlesnakes are secretive specialists worth finding out about. Learn about the lesser-known buzztails, why they're each unique, and how to safely share our state with them. Special guest speaker Bryan Hughes of Rattlesnake Solutions will bring several species for viewing up close… behind glass. Bring the kids and your camera! Program takes place in our Visitor Center.

Date: 3/8/2014
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM    Duration: 1 hour
Speaker: Brian Hughes
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6 per vehicle park entry fee
Contact: 480-471-0173x201
Location: McDowell Mountain Regional Park
16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ  
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Morristown, AZ 85342
Ph: 602-506-2930 or (928) 501-9200
Fax: (602)372-8596

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