The Nature Conservancy’s Hassayampa River Preserve near Wickenburg will be open to the public on Sunday, July 4th from 7:00 to 11:00 a.m.
“An early morning walk along the Hassayampa River or shaded Palm Lake in the cool of the morning is a refreshing way to begin the holiday festivities,” said preserve manager Marty Lawrence. “You might catch sight of a fox, javelina, Vermilion flycatcher, Tropical kingbird or one of the other many bird species seen here during the summer months.”
Summer hours are Friday through Sunday, 7 to 11 a.m. Admission fee is $5 per person, $3 for Conservancy members. Kids under 12 and members of the Friends of the Hassayampaare free.
Call 928-684-2772 for more information. Also, visit the web at www.nature.org/hassayampa.
The 730-acre Hassayampa River Preserve is located on Highway 60 three miles southeast of Wickenburg at milepost 114. It was created in 1987 to protect a rare desert cottonwood/willow streamside habitat that attracts more than 280 species of birds annually and supports diverse plant and animal communities.