PHOENIX - You and your family can enjoy seeing live wildlife, listening to
local entertainers, participating in an Arizona Game and Fish Department
fishing clinic, and learning more about the earth and our environment at
the 3rd Annual Tres Rios Nature Festival.
This family friendly event is open free to the public and will be held on
March 11 and 12 at Estrella Mountain Regional Park.
"This event is an opportunity for the whole family to learn about, enjoy
and experience the West Valley's rich wildlife, outdoor heritage, and
environmental projects," says Festival Co-Chair Jackie Meck.
The Tres Rios event celebrates the wildlife, habitat, heritage, and
natural beauty of the Gila, Salt, and Agua Fria rivers.
festival is being combined with Luke Air Force Base's annual Earth Day
Event to bring the community an even bigger, better festival than was
offered in past years.
It will include information about outdoor activities, wildlife watching,
and environmental projects, such as recycling, pollution prevention, and
innovative energy solutions.
Live wild animals, kids' activities, and wildlife lectures are also on the
agenda. Buses will even take visitors to wildlife viewing areas.
Admission and parking are both free. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on
Saturday, March 11 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 12.
Estrella Mountain Regional Park is located at 14805 W. Vineyard Ave. in
Goodyear, just five miles south of I-10 on Estrella Parkway. Vendors will
be on hand to sell lunch and snacks.
For more information about this event, which is co-sponsored by the
Arizona Game and Fish Department, call (623) 204-2130 or go to the
festival's Web site at