Escape the heat, improve antelope habitat and enjoy a free steak dinner

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August 3rd, 2009

On Aug. 8-9, the Arizona Antelope Foundation (AAF) and the Arizona Wildlife Federation (AWF) are hosting a restoration project improving antelope habitat near Lower Lake Mary southeast of Flagstaff.

If you are looking to get outdoors and out of the air-conditioning, bring the family to this great event. The temperatures in the Flagstaff area run from 50 degrees in the evenings to the low 80s in the daytime. The kids can stretch their legs, breathe some fresh air, and learn how range fences affect the movement of Arizona’s pronghorn antelope herds.

The primary activity is removing fencing that is already on the ground. Studies suggest that the long meadows in the project area play an important role in the overall health of the Anderson Mesa pronghorn herd.

Volunteers should dress appropriately and bring work gloves, wire cutters, a sack lunch, snacks, water and camping gear.

The AAF will provide volunteers a steak dinner on Saturday night and breakfast on Sunday morning for their participation.

Preregistration is encouraged to allow for meal and work planning. Volunteers should contact Scott Anderson of the AAF at (480) 213-1611 or info@azantelope.org.

To learn more about the Arizona Antelope Foundation and this project, visit www.azantelope.org.

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