Mission Statement

Friends of the Verde River works collaboratively to restore habitat, sustain flows and promote community stewardship to support a healthy Verde River system.

Vision Statement

Friends of the Verde River envisions a healthy, flowing Verde River and tributaries that support our unique environment, vibrant economy, and quality of life for future generations.

Core Values


We commit to the principles of truth and honesty. We are transparent and credible, ensuring public trust.


We believe our work is accomplished through voluntary, inclusive partnerships and ideas which empower others to be committed and engaged.


We are guided by long-term environmental stewardship and economic viability.


We honor the traditions and individual rights of our diverse community.

Work Ethic

We proactively engage in ‘boots-on-the-ground’ projects guided by sound conservation principles.

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