BENEFITING: McDowell Sonoran Conservancy
MSC volunteer Stewards provide critical manpower for the Preserve, patrolling trails, restoring damaged desert habitat, and removing invasive plants to discourage the threat of wildfires. They educate young people and the general public about the wonders of the Preserve through public hikes, lectures, and outreach programs. They advocate for safe enjoyment of the Preserve and the integration of the Preserve trail system with other existing and planned local, county and national trails. It is vital to celebrate our existing core of over 450 volunteers, but also to continue to grow as our responsibilities in the Preserve become greater and more complex.