McDowell Sonoran Conservancy honors vets with hike, ceremony

Saturday, Nov. 10, marks the 243rd birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps and a day when the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy will honor veterans.

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Len Marcisz, legacy steward and Marine Corps veteran, will lead participants on a hike followed by a special ceremony.

The event begins 7:45 a.m. at Lost Dog Trailhead, 12601 N. 124th St., Scottsdale, with the 3-mile hike that will take about 2.5 hours along a loop of gently rolling terrain with an elevation gain of about 250 feet, according to a release.

The ceremony will be at the trailhead after the hike.

Mr. Marcisz has served as president of the Arizona Historical Society, vice chairman of the City of Scottsdale Historic Preservation Commission and as chairman of the board of the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy.

The Conservancy “champions the sustainability of Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve for the benefit of this and future generations. It connects the community to the Preserve through education, research, advocacy, partnerships and safe, respectful access,” the release stated.

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