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Come on out for the Urban Wildlife Conservation Day event in Phoenix Oct. 8

Posted October 6, 2022

PHOENIX — The public is invited to help celebrate Urban Wildlife Conservation Day from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area, 2439 S. Central Avenue in Phoenix.

Highlights include a nature tent with fun presentations, live hawks and owls, a kids art zone and story-walk, Audubon native plant sale, community partner booths, the signing of a document of support by Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, the annual “Walk for the Wild” event, and a Salt River cleanup activity. Those interested in the Salt River cleanup should arrive at 7 a.m.

One of the presentations, “Living with Urban Wildlife,” will be given at 8:30 a.m. by Darren Julian, the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s Urban Wildlife Specialist. Come hear tips and tricks on ways residents can lessen the chance of conflict with wildlife around homes and neighborhoods. The brief presentation will allow for audience questions on specific issues or problems. The Game and Fish Department will also have a booth with information on living with wildlife.

Community partners for this event include City of Phoenix, Arizona Game and Fish Department, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Audubon Southwest, Bureau of Land Management, Arizona State University, Rio Imagined, Lower Gila River Collaborative, Corazón Latino, Friends of Bill Williams River-Havasu National Wildlife Refuges, and other partners.