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We had a blast celebrating our 10th anniversary of working for the Verde River with the Virtual Verde River Runoff! From March 20-30, our community got out on the water while paddling in support of Friends. We raised over $1600 (click here to donate to support future events)! THANK YOU to everyone who participated, told […]
Late last week wildlife agencies throughout the country issued notifications to aquarium owners about zebra mussels attached to live Marimo moss balls that have been sold at pet or aquarium stores nationwide. As of March 9, infested moss balls have been confirmed in 32 states, including Arizona. Zebra mussels are considered one of the most […]
This Friday, February 12, marks the beginning of the Great Backyard Bird Count! To participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count, birders of all skill levels are encouraged to get out and bird for at least 15 minutes any day during the 4-day weekend, and submit their observations to eBird. As you might have guessed […]
“Stretching 190 miles from the grasslands of Chino Valley to the Sonoran Desert near Phoenix, the Verde is Arizona’s last, best river. The Verde Provides a home to over 200 bird species, 90 mammal species, and 75 native amphibian and reptile species… From the forests to the deserts, elk to rattlesnakes, vineyards to sweet corn, […]
Greetings from the Gym, Rewind seven months ago to a story Friday at the Orme School [where Ryan works as a PE teacher]. A few of us stood outside the chapel in the rain and watched the muddy water flow over the bridge with mixed feelings of awe and worry… But really, for all of […]
December 10, 2020 by Jeni O’Callaghan Christmas, a time of beauty. Below are an assortment of Christmas cards that my grandmother created. Grandma Elsa (Burgbacher), as I called her, loved creating living faces. In each of these you can see the brightness of the Season, the glow of love and spirit of youth. There is […]
Top 10 Things You Should Know about the Verde River
The Verde River and its tributaries are a regional, state, and national treasure.
An Oasis in the Desert - Restoring the Verde River
A Verde River Storymap
Verde River Basin Water-Resources Primer
An illustrated textbook about our water and our Verde River Watershed.