City Council approves $2M job order contracts for Preserve work

A Scottsdale job order contract for construction, rehabilitation and obliteration of McDowell Sonoran Preserve trails has been modified to [...] Continue Reading →

Scottsdale celebrates McDowell Sonoran Preserve

On Oct. 3, 1994, the Scottsdale City Council took a historic step when it passed Resolution No. 4103, formally establishing the McDowell Sonoran [...] Continue Reading →

Rotary Club of Scottsdale learn of McDowell Sonoran Preserve ‘treasures’

The Rotary Club of Scottsdale welcomed Kroy Ekblaw, director of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, as its keynote speaker at the club’s weekly [...] Continue Reading →

Scottsdale announces celebrations, restrictions for July 4

The City of Scottsdale released several notes released several announcements regarding July 4 celebrations, restrictions and closures. The city [...] Continue Reading →

Most north Scottsdale trails to reopen Tuesday, Feb. 26

With elevated moisture levels on the trails in the north area of Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve, the trails in that area will [...] Continue Reading →

Campana: A Scottsdale hero has died

There is no journalist who did more for the creation of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve than Joel Nilsson. We should all be saddened at the [...] Continue Reading →

Power of the people: Scottsdale citizen effort obliterates political status quo

There is no question about it: Proposition 420 will become the law of the land in the city of Scottsdale. Scottsdale voters, by an overwhelming [...] Continue Reading →

Meet Your Neighbor: Stinson trains Scottsdale Preserve stewards

Name: Jim Stinson Where I live: Kierland area of Scottsdale When & why I moved here: We originally bought a home in 2004. We wanted to see if [...] Continue Reading →

Vineberg: Yes vote on Proposition 420 keeps Preserve’s promise

I’ll never forget the first time I saw the McDowell Mountains. It was December 2005 and I was still seven years away from being fortunate enough [...] Continue Reading →

Scottsdale, fire department accept grant for new ATV to use in preserve

A new all-terrain vehicle will join the fire department’s fleet after the Scottsdale City Council approved on consent the acceptance of a grant [...] Continue Reading →