Phoenix Mountains Preservation Council (PMPC), a non-profit membership organization that advocates for the protection of Phoenix mountain preserves, has submitted a letter of objection to the 202 South Mountain Freeway Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS). Phoenix Mountains Preservation Council cited the inadequate evaluation of impacts to the wildlife and plants of South Mountain Park and Preserve and recreation trail systems. Read PMPC's FEIS comment in its entirety.
The Phoenix City Budget has not sustainably funded Mountain Preserve maintenance and ranger staffing for years. The Phoenix Mountain Preservation Council continues to advocate for a viable budget, but we are also looking for other funding solutions. One such option is federal money provided by the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).
The Background of Acquisition of Land for the Phoenix Mountains Preserves and How Phoenix Mountains Preservation Council (PMPC) was able to Influence the Land Acquisition Program.
Phoenix Echo Canyon Area Reopens with Great Fanfare
Camelback Mountain’s Echo Canyon Recreation Area, 4925 E. McDonald Dr., and the Summit Trail reopened to hikers at sunrise on Jan. 15, 2014. Excellent Job City of Phoenix. See PMPC January 2014 Newsletter for more details.
You Could Be a Park Steward
With your commitment to make a difference in our parks and preserves you will not only be continuing a legacy for our children, but you will gain friendships, keep in shape, and use your skills and experience. More Park Stewards volunteers are needed. Please visit the website phoenix.gov/parks/trails/volunteer/ for more information on becoming a valuable Park Steward.