The 2024 Verde Valley Birding and Nature Festival is April 25-28, 2024. See you there!
W. David Gressly to Join Friends of the Verde River as Executive Director
David joined Friends after retiring from the United Nations as its Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen. He has held many positions with the United Nations, most recently working collaboratively to prevent what could have been the world’s largest oil spill in the Red Sea. David has worked extensively in Africa and Asia, building teams to effect positive goals in the world.
2023 Annual Impact Report
View Friends of the Verde River’s 2023 Annual Impact Report including State of the Watershed Conference, Fiesta de la Garza 2022 Honorees, events, statistics and much more.
Book: On the Verde River
Embark on a captivating journey along the Verde River with our enchanting children’s book, “On the Verde River.” Written by the talented Arizona native Phoebe Fox of Mamafox Books and brought to life through the enchanting illustrations of renowned artist Jim Fox, this book is a true labor of love. It’s not just a book; it’s an opportunity to ignite curiosity and inspire a lifelong fascination with the natural world.
Keeping the Verde Flowing!
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 natural environment, vibrant communities, and quality of life for future generations.
We focus our work on restoring habitat, sustaining river flows, and building supportive communities. We proactively engage in a combination of “boots-on-the-ground” projects and policy solutions guided by sound conservation principles and which meet human and environmental needs in an outcomes-oriented manner. Below are some of our initiatives:
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For more information, contact:
Grace Filson, Events and Fundraising Coordinator
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