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It’s that time of year again! Friends of the Verde River is giving away up to $10,000 for river related projects to be completed by community organizations. This year will mark the 20th project funded by local businesses that participate in Friends of the Verde River programs. Last year, Friends was proud to work with both the […]
Friends of the Verde River is pleased to welcome Jeni O’Callaghan as the new President of the Board of Directors. O’Callaghan stepped into the prestigious role on July 1, formally occupied by Chip Norton since December 2011. O’Callaghan has a keen eye for agriculture and river friendly business practices, as she and her husband own a beef farm […]
USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is aware that people across the country have received unsolicited packages of seed in recent days. APHIS is working closely with the Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection and State departments of agriculture to prevent the unlawful entry of prohibited seeds and protect U.S. agriculture from invasive pests […]
A U.S. Forest Service volunteer recently photographed a Chiricahua leopard frog in an earthen stock tank near the town of Camp Verde in central Arizona, the agency said Thursday. Biologists later confirmed that at least 10 of the frogs were living there. The aquatic frogs were thought to be only in eastern Arizona, western New […]
Community Conversation #2: Stories from the Pandemic Thursday, Sept. 3, 10-11:30 am via ZOOM. Hosted by the Sustainability Alliance and OLLI While many of us are stuck at home, it can be hard to see how COVID-19 has impacted our community. How has the pandemic affected our region, and what’s being done to create a […]
“Arizona’s Verde Valley, just north of Phoenix, is a place to go to get away from the cacti and desert scenery and enjoy springs, streams, and lush cottonwood trees. Not far from the Red Rocks of Sedona, this valley is a place where you can retreat to small-town America with quaint shops, wineries, Native American history, and even a historic mining town turned […]
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