Verde River hits Historic Highs

If you spend any time on the Verde River you quickly here the stories about the 1993 and 2004 floods. In 2004 at its high, the flow gauge in Camp Verde hit 50,000 cfs, cubic feet per second. The [...]

Meet the 2018-2019 Crews

Our restoration crews come from Vets4Hire and AZ Conservation Corp. They are the boots on the ground people doing the habitat restoration projects focusing on the removal of invasive plant [...]

Lower Verde Adventures 2018 Part II

by Ben Kowalewski, Habitat Restoration Coordinator The Verde Watershed Restoration Coalition (commonly referred to as VWRC – pronounced “vee-work”) is a collaborative effort uniting private [...]

How can Yuma teach us something about the Verde?

Our Habitat Restoration Manager, Matt Wilson and Field Supervisor, Elaine Nichols attended the Riparian Restoration and Tamarisk Beetle Workshop presented by RiversEdge West in Yuma in late [...]

Lower Verde Adventures 2018

by Ben Kowalewski, Habitat Restoration Coordinator Part One The morning started off like most others; wanting to stay in bed for five more minutes but knowing it was time to get up, coffee, [...]

Western Water Law

by Maxwell Wilson, PhD Western water law is one of the most complicated topics in academia. However, the law, both as it is today and how it could be tomorrow, constrains what we can do and [...]

Keeping up with Innovations in GIS

Friends of the Verde River has been using Geographic Information System (GIS) software to map important resources as well as invasive plant locations along the Verde since 2011. Currently, our [...]

Investing in Arizona’s Water Future

Last week, state lawmakers had a chance to hear first hand the concerns Verde Valley residents have about our water future. Arizona House of Representatives’ Committee on Energy, Environment and [...]

Gila Trout in Oak Creek

In a recent project with Arizona Game & Fish Department, Friends staff members Amanda Webster and Ben Kowalewski helped reintroduce Gila Trout to their native waters in the West Fork of Oak [...]

Friends, REI, The Nature Conservancy, AZ State Parks and City of Cottonwood partner for conservation!

On Saturday, June 2, 2018, Friends of the Verde River, The Nature Conservancy, REI, Arizona State Parks, and City of Cottonwood hosted volunteers from Prescott, Verde Valley and Phoenix [...]

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