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Daisy Mountain trail ride nets interest for conservation

Staff ~ 4/22/2015

NEW RIVER – The Kiwanis Club of New River hosted a trail ride on April 11in support of the Desert Foothills Land Trust’s work to preserve Daisy Mountain.

Multiple riders participated in the trail ride, which began in the New River Kiwanis Community Park arena and continued up to the base of the mountain. Ed Taylor of the DFLT Save Daisy Mountain Committee introduced the riders to Daisy Mountain area, explained DFLT’s goal of conserving the mountain, and offered networking opportunities with various equine groups for future events and collaboration. Many of the riders were unaware of the fact that Daisy Mountain is not a preserve and is available for sale by the Arizona State Land Department at any time.

Representatives from a number of organizations attended the trail ride, including the Arizona Horse Council, Cave Creek Saddle Club, AZ Backcountry Riders, Pinal County Search and Rescue, and Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department. Special thanks to the Sheriff's posse for escorting the group across New River Road.

Another event is being planned for this fall. Desert Foothills Land Trust is especially grateful to the Kiwanis Club of New River for hosting this event and supporting the community’s efforts to protect this important natural area.

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