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Funding News: Friends and Verde Watershed Restoration Coalition Win Grant for Developing a Collaborative Water Quality Monitoring Program
Friends of the Verde River, along with our partners in the Verde Watershed Restoration Coalition, is thrilled to have won a FY 2021 Cooperative Watershed Management Program Restoration Grant from the Bureau of Reclamation to the tune of $97K! “Friends of the Verde River and the Verde Watershed Restoration Coalition, located in Central Arizona, will […]
Looking for ways to give back to the Verde River? Please join us in another Purdy Verde trash pick-up! While you’re out enjoying the beauty of nature this Memorial Day Weekend, bring some trash bags with you, and leave your favorite places a little cleaner than you found them. Please share your amazing trash haul […]
Over 5,000 acres of Critical Habitat on the Verde River Designated for Western Yellow-billed Cuckoos, along with over 150,000 Acres in AZ
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has recently designated over 300,000 total acres of critical wildlife habitat for Western Yellow-billed Cuckoos, with over half of that total land area in Arizona alone. The Western subspecies of the Yellow-billed Cuckoo is federally listed as “threatened,” as populations of breeding Yellow-billed Cuckoos face steep declines due mainly […]
by Chelsea Aguero As a native southern Californian who has spent just a little time exploring the southwest, I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the vast beauty and adventure I’ve beheld in my first month with my boots on the ground, monitoring the vast Verde River with my team. Friends of the Verde River has gathered […]
by Isaac Dudley Introducing your new favorite beer! Most of us know by now that where we spend our money matters. Friends of the Verde River is proud to partner with businesses across the Verde River Watershed to put that money to work! Since the start of the Verde Conservation Partner program, participating businesses have […]
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 […]
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