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The Verde River Wins Again
Two Arizona businesses raise nearly $7,000 to help preserve the Verde River. Two northern Arizona businesses, THAT Brewery and Pin Drop Travel Trailers, have collaborated to raise awareness around Verde River conservation and to promote river sustainability. Both businesses are already champions of Arizona’s natural resource stewardship in a variety of ways. The business pair […]
River Friendly Businesses fund $10,000 in grants for 2023
Friends of the Verde River is pleased to announce the awardees of the River Friendly Living grants for projects in 2023. The grants are directly funded by businesses that are participating in the River Friendly Business program. Funding is made available to homeowners, businesses, and other organizations to implement conservation projects. Businesses and organizations can […]
BEElieve in BEEs
By Executive Director Nancy L.C. Steele When we bought our new house near Cottonwood, the sellers left us a few things, as sellers do. They left us some ant poison, because they couldn’t imagine that we wouldn’t want to poison the ants (we didn’t). They left us some furniture, some we wanted, some we didn’t. […]
Resilience Vs. Sustainability
by Nancy L.C. Steele, Executive Director What is resilience? And how is it different from sustainability? I had recent cause to ponder the distinction. This summer, I was notified that Friends of the Verde River was going to receive the 2022 Resilience Prize from the ASU Knowledge Exchange for Resilience. We couldn’t tell anyone until […]
Preparations begin for the 2023 Verde Valley Birding and Nature Festival
Preparations begin for the 2023 Verde Valley Birding and Nature Festival: volunteer opportunities for all.
Kingdom of the Spiders by Nancy L.C. Steele, Executive Director
To get in the mood for Halloween, I recently watched the cult classic, Kingdom of the Spiders, on YouTube. Set in Camp Verde with locations in Camp Verde, Sedona, and Oak Creek, the film stars William Shatner, of Star Trek fame, as a veterinarian and Tiffany Bolling as an ASU archnologist. The real stars of […]
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.