Please join Friends in thanking our Verde River Exchange participants for their leadership and stewardship. Four local businesses are helping lead the way on river protection in the Verde River Basin through their purchase of Water Offset Credits through the Verde River Exchange in 2017. Page Springs Cellars & Vineyards, an inaugural and second-year participant […]
One for the Verde awarded the Education Center of the Verde NRCD $2,700 to fund the Water Stewardship Program (grades 5th-8th), which educates youth about the importance of wise management of natural resources with an emphasis on water conservation. Through this program, students learn to appreciate our natural resources by understanding how they are interconnected. […]
In May 2014, $500 was awarded towards construction of this information kiosk in Old Town Cottonwood. Our selection board chose this project because it fit our mission and formed an alliance with the City of Cottonwood and the Old Town Business community. It looks great and welcomes visitors to the Jail trail, an important connection […]
$5,000 was awarded in October 2015 to support the Verde River @ Clarkdale’s Ambassador Program. The purpose of the Ambassador program is to provide public education and to protect resources while encouraging responsible recreation.This grant will help fund ambassadors at Lower TAPCO access point reduce litter and increase compliance with posted regulations and vehicle registration.
Water Sampling Week, hosted by the Oak Creek Watershed Council and the University of Arizona Water Quality Extension will educate hundreds of local students about the importance of water quality in Oak Creek and in any watershed they visit or live within. This project would fund up to 10 schools from the Flagstaff/ Sedona/ Verde […]
Residents whose properties adjoin the river suffer a litany of problems from trespass, to dumping, to off-road vehicle traffic. Those residents, as well as public land managers, whose properties adjoin the river, are requesting the posting of a variety of signs along the corridor, at river access points, parks and on public and private land. […]
$3,000 was awarded in May 2016 to fund workshops in safe river recreation through April 2017. These workshops include instruction in river safety and “on river” training.
The Jail Trail is a greenway loop trail linking Old Town Cottonwood to the Verde River and its unique Fremont Cottonwood/Goodding Willow gallery forest. The trail has the potential to be a multi-phase project that yields great recreational and economic benefits to residents, tourists, and Old Town Cottonwood businesses. This project could highlight the strong […]
Each season, October through February, VWRC partners team up with us to train and employ otherwise unemployed Veterans to manage invasive species within the Verde River and Oak Creek watersheds. The Vetraplex has been a VWRC partner for the past five years. The VWRC partnership efforts have not only successfully improved riparian habitat for fish […]
The Verde Watershed Ambassador Program demonstrates a broad approach of Best Management Practices for watershed visitors, residents and property owners to help them understand how to reduce E. coli loads from entering into Oak Creek due to irresponsible recreation practices and day-to-day activities that contribute to nonpoint source pollution. In 2014, the Ambassadors picked up […]