Busy Spring For Desert Committee


Cave Creek metal artist Paul Dief’s artist rendering of the new monument sign for the Gateway Desert Awareness Park.

By Curtis Riggs – Cave Creek’s Desert Awareness Committee is hard at work this season educating the public about the beauty of the Sonoran Desert. It’s reprinting an environmental book, continuing education in Cave Creek Schools as well as maintaining and promoting the 26 acre Gateway Desert Awareness Park in East Cave Creek.

The committee, which joined up with the Foothills Community Foundation in 2010, is updating and reprinting the Fragile Desert, which was first published in 1989. The book is available on the committee’s website, www.cavecreek.org and at the Holland Community Center and the Cave Creek Museum. The committee is also installing new signage at Desert Awareness Park. Cave Creek metal artist Paul Dief has created a new monument sign for the park. The committee is also continuing with its Desert Reach education program in the fourth grades of the Cave Creek Unified School District. The committee has been conducting the outreach sessions since 2004.

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