Pickin’ Up in the Pines

Pickin’ Up in the Pines

Sunday, August 18th, 2019 Flagstaff, Arizona Need a pick me up? Come out to “Pickin’ Up in the Pines” a collaborative watershed clean-up event with the United States Forest Service, Dark Sky Brewing Company, REI Co-Op, and Oak Creek Watershed Council. For more information and to RSVP to this free event go to https://www.rei.com/events/93311/pickin-up-in-the-pines as space is limited!

Annual Labor Day Creek Cleanup!

Annual Labor Day Creek Cleanup!

Monday, September 2nd, 2019 Red Rock Crossing, Village of Oak Creek This Labor Day Weekend volunteers can meet Oak Creek Watershed Council at the Baldwin Trail parking lot at the end of Verde Valley School Road in the Village of Oak Creek. We will meet at 8:30 a.m. and have a safety talk. Then, we will distribute cleaning supplies and…

Settlers Rest Stormwater Pilot Project

Settlers Rest Stormwater Pilot Project

2015 OCWC invites the local watershed community to participate in an exciting Workshop in April or May to learn low-cost ways to improve your landscape and help keep Oak Creek clean! Help clean the watershed by landscaping your yard to help spread and sink stormwater that could carry sediment including bacteria that pollutes Oak Creek. Community Workshops This is a…

Settlers Rest Workshop Reports

Settlers Rest Workshop Reports

The reports that follow are on the Settlers Rest Stormwater Pilot Project that were held in April and May 2015 to teach the local watershed community low-cost ways to improve their landscape and help keep Oak Creek clean. May and June Clean Water Workshops The May and June Clean Water Workshops at the Unity of Sedona project site were incredibly productive. Working and learning…

Residents of the Canyon

Residents of the Canyon

The Call of the Canyon is more than just a catchphrase. It is something you live and breathe when you are fortunate to live within the Oak Creek Watershed. Be a part of preserving this Legacy. There is much to do but many hands make light work. Residents of Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona, Coconino County, Yavapai County – we are an organization of people…

Friends of Oak Creek

Friends of Oak Creek

Friends of Oak Creek are the core volunteer force of the Oak Creek Watershed Council. They are the heart of all our work around the Oak Creek area.  If you are looking for a closer connection to your community and the environment, the Friends of Oak Creek are for you! Friends of Oak Creek orchestrate creek and trailhead cleanups, make…

Book: Legacy of the Oak Creek Watershed

Book: Legacy of the Oak Creek Watershed

Hard Copy Editions: $24.99 From Amazon: Purchase HERE. From Amazon Kindle for $9.99: Purchase HERE. OCWC MEMBERS ONLY: Purchase up to five HARD copies (only) at 20% off. Must be ordered directly from our executive director at info@oakcreekwatershed.org. Retailers: For wholesale prices, contact our executive director at info@oakcreekwatershed.org. Sneak Preview Spilling off the ridgeline of the Colorado Plateau, soaring through spectacular red rock country, and meandering…

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

2019 The Oak Creek Watershed Council (OCWC), formerly the Oak Creek Canyon Task Force, was organized in 1994 by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) as an informal watershed group, and evolved into a community-driven non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization on September 11, 2003. The following comprise its 9-member Board of Directors for 2019. CHAIR:Anthony FleschPrincipalFlesch, Pritchard & Peebler,…

Executive Director

Executive Director

Kalai Kollus Kalai grew up with a deep love for the Southwest, specifically the biodiverse mountain regions of Arizona where she regularly visited and the desert lands she grew up in. She believes that Arizona holds some of the most incredible and captivating geographical features ranging from mixed-conifer filled peaks, rare riparian habitats, and the famous saguaros. Therefore, she has…

Oak Creek Ambassador Program

Oak Creek Ambassador Program

Stewardship Engagement In partnership with the United States Forest Service (USFS) and Arizona Conservation Corps (AZCC), several young people spent the last six summers working on Oak Creek recreation sites, talking to visitors, picking up trash, human and dog waste, monitoring water quality, and making presentations at local and regional events. This program has engaged hundreds of volunteers, educated thousands,…