Cancelled: Verde Valley Birding and Nature Festival 2020
Save the date for next year! April 22-25, 2021
Verde River Watershed Report Card
How healthy is the Verde River? Find out now.
Postponed: Verde River Runoff
Save the Date: September 12, 2020

Working Collaboratively for a Healthy Verde River

The Verde River is one of Arizona’s few remaining flowing rivers. The river and its tributaries, such as Granite Creek, Sycamore Creek, Oak Creek, and Fossil Creek, provide lush corridors of life as they wind their way through beautiful, iconic, and arid landscapes. The Verde River system is an environmental and cultural treasure for local communities, the state of Arizona, and beyond.

Friends of the Verde River (Friends) envisions a healthy, flowing Verde River and tributaries that support our unique environment, vibrant economy, and quality of life for future generations. We work collaboratively to restore habitat, sustain flows, and promote community stewardship to support a healthy Verde River system.


We work to ensure the Verde River will flow for generations to come.


We work to support native wildlife and vegetation, a healthy watershed, and places of stunning beauty.

Promoting Community

We work to inspire stewardship among residents and visitors in support of the river we love.


How Are You Connected to the River?


Paddle Guides

Top 10 Reasons We Love the Verde River

I Heart the Verde River
  1. The Verde River and its tributaries are a regional, state, and national treasure. The river and humans within its watershed are inextricably interconnected.

  2. The Verde River is one of the very few remaining perennial rivers in Arizona, providing a lush corridor that stretches from Paulden through the communities of Clarkdale, Cottonwood, Yavapai-Apache Nation, Camp Verde, and the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation before it makes its way to the Phoenix area.

  3. The Verde River and its springs are essential to the cultures and traditions of many native peoples from the ancient Sinagua and Hohokam peoples to present day Yavapai, Hopi, Apache, Zuni, and other tribes.

Verde Watershed Map - Top 10 Reasons

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