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  • Hassayampa Kids Camp in Wickenburg: Registration open for June
    Hassayampa Kids Camp in Wickenburg: Registration open for June
    Registration is now open for students age 7 to 12 to attend Kids Camp from 8 until 11:30 a.m., June 16-20 at The Nature Conservancy’s Hassayampa River Preserve just north of Phoenix.Each day students will explore the fascinating world of...
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    Wickenburg's historic flood
    Driving through the normally dry town of Wickenburg, northwest of Phoenix, it is difficult to believe that this town had at one time experienced one of the greatest and most destructivefloods in the history of Arizona.It all started in the early...
  • Hassayampa River Preserve
    Hassayampa River Preserve: Winter schedule and events
    As the weather cools a bit, it's time to get outdoors and enjoy the beauty of nature. Wickenburg is just a tad cooler than the valley so the Hassayampa River Preserve is a great place to go.The Nature Conservancy'sHassayampa River...
  • Echeverria Field
    One way that Wickenburg contrubuted to World War II
    As Arizonatravelers head west of Wickenburg toward Los Angeles andpass throughAguila and Forepaugh,theyhave little idea that they are driving through an area that during World War II was used to train Air Force pilots.Located about fifteen miles...
  • License Plates
    License plates throughout Arizona history
    While driving throughout Arizona, and more specifically the Phoenix area, it is easy to be overwhelmed by the millions of vehicles traversing the highways and byways of the state.Attached to each of these vehicles is a license plate and each...
  • The town of Wickenburg, Arizona
    Wickenburg celebrates Gold Rush Days
    For many travelers, Wickenburg is just a quiet town that is an ideal place to stop for gas or a bite to eat on the way to Las Vegas. However, few poeple outside of the town know that it was once a wild western town that entertained prospectors and...
  • Gems and Minerals
    Hassayampa River Preserve offers classes on rocks and minerals and birding
    In Arizona, birding season is in full swing. I was recently in southern Arizona and saw birders in Patagonia and near Willcox. But closer to Phoenix you can become introduced to hobbies such as rock collecting and and birding at the Nature...
  • Historical Photo from the Hassayampa River Preserve
    Heritage Days at Hassayampa River Preserve: Centennial event
    The Nature Conservancy’s Hassayampa River Preserve will host Heritage Days, an official AZ Centennial event, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.Saturday and Sunday, November 5 and 6.The event celebrates 147 years of history along the Hassayampa River....
  • Managing wildlife in your garden - Hasssayampa Preserve class
    Managing wildlife in your garden - Hasssayampa Preserve class
    Who’s in your garden? Learn how to attract desired or discourage undesired wildlife from visiting your garden atThe Nature Conservancy's Hassayampa River Preserve from 8 to 10 a.m., Thursday, October 13th.Local gardener Ron Sigler will...
  • Wickenburg Desert Caballeros Western Museum
    Desert Caballeros Western Museum in Wickenburg - 2011-2012 event calendar
    The Desert Caballeros Western Museum inWickenburg is a "must see." The museumis located at 21 N. Frontier St. in downtown Wickenburg. (928) 684-2272 • westernmuseum.org. Hours are Monday – Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM;...
  • Lizard at Hassayampa River Preserve
    Kids Walkabout at Hassayampa in Wickenburg
    Kids,put on your creative hats and walking shoes fora Hassayampa Walkabout adventureatThe Nature Conservancy'sHassayampa River Preservefrom 9 to 11 a.m.,Saturday, June4.Decorateyour ownwalking stick andtakeitfor a spinonaguided walk around the...
  • Wickenburg-Boetto House
    Exploring the old Wickenburg-Boetto House
    The historic Wickenburg-Boetto house sits at the end of Washington Street in Wickenburg, Arizona—alone and yet surrounded by a thriving neighborhood. The house was built in 1903 by Henry Wickenburg, the town’s namesake.The original...
  • Learn about Arizona rocks and minerals at the Hassayampa Preserve
    Learn about Arizona rocks and minerals at the Hassayampa Preserve
    Get the hard facts on Arizona’s rocks and minerals at The Nature Conservancy’s Hassayampa River Preserve from 9-11 a.m.Friday, January 28.Local gem and mineral hobbyist Dale Keiser will present the basics of locating and identifying...
  • Hassayampa River Preserve
    Photo class for kids at Hassayampa Preserve
    Students can learn digital camera and photography basics at The Nature Conservancy’s Hassayampa River Preserve from 9 until 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 8.Prize winning photographer Chrissy Smith will explain the functions and settings of a...
  • Vermillion Flycatcher
    Bird Walk at Hassayampa River Preserve December 12th, 2010
    Join professional bird tour leader Kathe Anderson for a guided bird walk atThe Nature Conservancy's Hassayampa River Preserve from 9 until 11 a.m., Sunday, December 12.As you enjoy an easy walk along the trails, you might catch sight of some...