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Welcome to our Oak Creek Watershed Council website. We are transitioning from the technical aspects of the grant project to the "outreach" phase. The Oak Creek Watershed Improvement Plan has been approved and can be viewed on this site in part, or in its entirety.
Posted September 21, 2012 The FINAL of the OCWIP is now available for download HERE.
Our OCWC Public Service Announcements are produced by Stephen DeVol of sedona.biz.
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It’s hard to believe we’ve been working on this grant project for 36 months! At the beginning of October, 2009 our OCWC members and management team were excited, eager to get started, and dedicated to creating a document our watershed community could be proud of and rely on for guidance in the future. In short, we were committed to do the best job possible!
In retrospect, our goal has not changed but we’re all much more knowledgeable about Oak Creek, and the process required to develop and implement a comprehensive Oak Creek Watershed Improvement Plan (OCWIP) The community-driven project may end on Sep. 30th, but the Plan will continue to guide residents of the watershed and environmental professionals in the future.
Our team has also been developing the Oak Creek Community Outreach Program (OCCOP) which is intended to educate residents and visitors to Oak Creek to consistently use practices that will protect the health of the creek.
On behalf of Kurt Harris, Chairman, and all members of the OCWC Board of Directors, you are invited to surf our website and take your time reading about the Oak Creek Watershed Improvement Plan, as well as the Outreach Program, and other information you may be interested in. The newest edition of our newsletter, Oak Creek Chronicles, is also available.
If there was ever a cause that could bind together people of all walks of life throughout Sedona, Yavapai County, and Coconino County, and resurrect a spirit of community, it is to protect Oak Creek and help to nurse it back to good health! Join with us in this quest, and together, let us make 2012 a year to be remembered -- the "Year of Unity."
Thank you for your continuing support,
Barry Allan, Executive Director
Many thanks go to our webmaster, Theresa Stacy-Ryan, who has worked diligently throughout the year to make this site more public-friendly and easier for us to edit, etc.