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Gilbert-Celebrate Earth Day- ASU guided Nature Walk at Riparian Preserve

  • Apr 21, 2012 · 9:00 AM
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Celebrate Earth (and its inhabitants) Day!

The ASU School of Life Sciences leads the Annual "SOLS Takes a Hike".

Valley residents are invited to take a close-in, close-up look at nature when scientists and students lead a series of guided hikes and discuss the flora and fauna, in the +110-acre preserve.

The preserve includes seven water recharge basins that are filled on a rotating basis with treated effluent, which is allowed to percolate into the aquifer and stored for future use. One of the ponds has a unique distribution stream that mimics the action of an ephemeral desert stream. An additional lake is filled with reclaimed water, and is designated as an urban fishing resource through the Arizona Game and Fish Department.

GUESTS include:  Matthew Chew and Kevin McGraw, birds; Don Burt, geology: Jake Brashears, reptiles (he also will bring some snakes); Liz Makings and Kelly Steele, plants; Susanne Neuer and Jim Elser, water; Clint Penick. ants; and Ron Rutowski and Joshua Gibson, insects.

For a map of the preserve, go to http://www.riparianin....


Meet near the parking lot.

Event Time: 9am - 12pm.
Parking is free.

Admission is free.


Note: Excerpts were taken from the website,


Note: I might not be able to attend this event. Enjoy it if you go. You may coordinate a meeting place with the other members who RSVPed "Yes", by scrolling down and writing in the "Talk about this event" section. ---Karen (organizer)


Presented by: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences.

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  • Karen

    Nice event, good info about flaura and fauna along the flat trail. Hot day, cool breeze.

    May 3, 2012

  • Lynn

    Loved! though now my son does want a pet rosy boa :/

    April 25, 2012

  • Donald R.

    The geology dude told us that the valley of the sun is a flood plain with sediment two miles deep, yet a camel fossil was found in Mesa.

    April 22, 2012

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