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Oak Creek Watershed Eco-Weekend

An Oak Creek Community Outreach Program Event

October 19-20, 2013

Host: Oak Creek Ambassadors, in collaboration with Oak Creek Watershed Council (OCWC), U.S. Forest Service, and Coconino Rural Environment Corps (CREC)

Location: West Sedona School
570 Posse Ground Road, Sedona, AZ 86336

www.oakcreekwatershed.org

An opportunity to show support for the ecological efforts being made in the Oak Creek corridor. Then let others know how they, too, can make a difference.

Eco-Symposium Agenda

Day 1

Saturday, October 19, 2013 West Sedona School, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

12:30-1:00 Arrivals and Networking
Keynote Address and Introduction
1:00-1:05 Welcome  
  Gail Clement, Chairwoman, Board of Directors, Oak Creek Watershed Council
1:05-1:25 Keynote Address:
  Water as a valuable limited resource, and why Oak Creek is a significant ecological effort. 
  Michael Fulton, Director of Water Quality Division, Arizona Department of Environmental Quality     
1:25-1:35 Oak Creek Legacy: The Story of Sedona, A short film.
Jim Eaton, Sedona Heritage Museum
     
Recreation and Resource Use
1:35-1:40 Introduction
  Gail Clement, Chairwoman, Board of Directors, Oak Creek Watershed Council
1:40-1:55 Citizen Science Solving Problems: Water Quality Investigations in Oak Creek
  Dr. Channah Rock, Associate Professor, University of Arizona
1:55-2:10 Slide Rock pollution problems and recreation
  Frank Van Devender, Assistant Park Manager, Slide Rock State Park
2:10-2:25 Dynamics of the human-wildlife relationship of the Oak Creek area. 
  Lee Luedeker, Wildlife Manager, Arizona Game and Fish Department
2:25-2:40 Narrow-headed Gartersnakes, apparent susceptibility to E-coli infections in Oak Creek
  Dr. Erika Nowak, Herpetologist, Colorado Paleau Research Station
2:40-2:55 Resource demands on Oak Creek Watershed
  Kurt Harris, P.E., Environmental Coordinator, Flagstaff District, ADOT
2:55-3:10 BREAK  
     
Ecological Efforts and Sustainable Practices
3:10-3:15 Introduction
  Gail Clement, Chairwoman, Board of Directors, Oak Creek Watershed Council
3:15-3:35 The development of the Oak Creek Watershed Improvement Plan (OCWIP)
  Sharon Masek-Lopez, Restoration Research Specialist, Northern Arizona University
3:35-3:50 Hurdles we are facing in attempting to improve the health of Oak Creek.
  Amina Sena, District Hydrologist, U.S. Forest Service
3:50-4:05 Disposability in Our Society
  Alex Rovang, Education and Outreach Director, Sedona Recycles
4:05-4:20 We are making a difference.
  Marie McCormick, Executive Assistant, Oak Creek Watershed Council
4:20-4:35 What part do you play in this and other ecological efforts?
  Ricardo Duran, Oak Creek Ambassador (OCWC, USFS, CREC)
Post-Event Mixer  
5:00-8:00 Dinner at The Field (1370 W. State Route 89A #12, Sedona, AZ, 86336) 
  Hosted by OCWC, this is an excellent opportunity to network and socialize.
  Meal is not provided, although if you mention you attended the symposium you will receive 10% off your meal, and 10% of proceeds go to OCWC.

Day 2

Oak Creek Community Eco-Fair- October 20th  (ALL ARE WELCOME!)

Sunday, October 20, 2013 Posse Grounds Park, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Community Eco-Fair
9:00-4:00 Community Eco-Fair at Posse Grounds Park, South Softball Field. 525 Posse Ground Road, Sedona, AZ 86336

An all-inclusive event with exhibits by environmental organizations working in your own backyard.  This is an opportunity to learn about current projects in the Oak Creek Corridor and across the state, and enjoy free kids activities. There will also be representatives from the Arizona state universities and local AmeriCorps organizations.

With Participation by:

Arizona Dept. of Environmental Quality
Arizona Natural History Association
Arizona State University
Coconino Rural Environment Corps
Friends of the Forest
Friends of Oak Creek
Grand Canyon Trust
Northern Arizona University
Oak Creek Ambassadors
Oak Creek Watershed Council
Sedona Recycles
University of Arizona
United States Forest Service
Verde Watershed Restoration Coalition

Contact:  Ricky Duran This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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