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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. […]
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: volunteer opportunities for all.
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 […]
Support the health of the Verde River by doing projects at your home or business. You could be awarded up to $1,000 as a homeowner, or up to $5,000 as a business or community organization. Rainwater Harvesting, Greywater Capture, Efficiency upgrades, and habitat improvement projects are all eligible for funding! Please sign up on our […]
By Nancy Steele, Executive Director My travels this summer have taken me to New England, Chicago, Washington, D.C, and the Angeles National Forest and the San Bernardino Mountains in southern California. I’ve enjoyed watching wild things and learning new plants in all these places. I’ve added many species to my lists, exceeding 1,000 iNaturalist records […]
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