Explore The McDowell Sonoran Preserve


Free family Sundays kick off in September The McDowell Sonoran Conservancy works with the City of Scottsdale to champion and protect the McDowell Sonoran Preserve for this and future generations. More than 650 Steward volunteers provide their time and talents to help residents and visitors experience, enjoy and learn from the Sonoran Desert on the […]

‘Voluntourism’ Opportunities Now Available


Offered through Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau Leisure visitors and meetings groups often look for ways to give back to the local community while they’re visiting. It’s known as “voluntourism.” The Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau has partnered with eight local organizations to promote volunteer activities that range from an hour to a full day. […]

McDowell Sonoran Preserve Trailhead Update


SCOTTSDALE – Construction of the Tom’s Thumb Trailhead began last October, with completion estimated for May. The trailhead will be located southeast of the intersection of 128th Street and the Pinnacle Peak Road alignment. Access to the trailhead will be via 128th Street. The new trailhead will include parking for at least 200 passenger vehicles (additional phases […]