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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 […]
This December, we are thrilled to announce a thirty thousand dollar matched giving campaign. Our Board of Directors have put $30,000 towards Friends’ first-ever Year End Match Challenge, so in December, every dollar you donate will be doubled: double the impact, double the support, double the holiday love! Your generous support will work twice as hard when you give during December. Together, we […]
by Jeni O’Callaghan November 16, 2020 Noel lived and breathed art. As her daughter, I remember her always having something on the drawing board. Conversely if she got bored (I believe she would be diagnosed with ADD today) she would turn to nature and likely draw it. In my opinion she shined the best with […]
“Upper Verde River Update: A Critical Resource in Danger The upper Verde River is an economic and ecological powerhouse, but can it survive the threat of the ever-increasing groundwater pumping that is diminishing its baseflow?” – Citizens Water Advocacy Group Join the Citizens Water Advocacy Group (CWAG) on November 14 from 10 a.m. – noon […]
by Hudson Keffer October 15, 2020 As a recent transplant to the Verde Valley, I quickly came to realize that Arizona is not entirely the dry and desolate place that it is assumed to be. Sure, the majority of this valley is filled with drought tolerant plants like Creosote bush, Mesquite, and Prickly Pear cactus […]
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An illustrated textbook about our water and our Verde River Watershed.