Board Member Bios

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Anthony Flesch, Chair Anthony has more than three decades of advertising and marketing experience in many different industry areas, including dietary supplements, high-technology, electronic commerce, athletic footwear, packaged goods, health care, automotive, financial services, renewable energy, environmental remediation, and travel & hospitality. He moved to Northern Arizona in 1993. He is a principal of Flesch, Pritchard & Peebler,…

Recreational Opportunities

Recreational Opportunities

The Oak Creek Watershed is about 300,000 acres. It has long been celebrated nationally and internationally as a year-round destination. Trails for hiking and horseback riding, campsites, and settings for wildlife-watching abound. Cool shady pools of water provide an ideal setting for water recreation and a refuge from the dry, hot, prehistoric surroundings. There are two federally designated wilderness areas…

Clean Water Starts with Me

Clean Water Starts with Me

The objective of the Oak Creek Community Outreach Program (OCCOP) is to raise the awareness level, particularly of those living or recreating in the proximity of Oak Creek, regarding the consequences to littering and pollution, as well as changing the outdoor behavior of all visitors to Oak Creek. Keeping Oak Creek Clean and Healthy The objective of the Oak Creek…

Ambassadors: Year-by-Year Breakdown

Ambassadors: Year-by-Year Breakdown

Ambassadors 2016, 2017, 2018 From 2016-2018 our Ambassadors were busy working with USFS along Fossil Creek each summer. This agreement between Oak Creek Watershed Council and USFS Red Rock Ranger District allowed for our Ambassadors to be present during high-use times accomplishing necessary creekside contact, outreach and education, trash removal, erosion control projects, and water quality sampling. We found that…

Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace

Oak Creek Watershed Council embraces the philosophy of Leave No Trace. According to Wikipedia, Leave No Trace is a set of principles for participation in outdoor recreation that seeks to minimize the impact on the natural environment. Proponents of Leave No Trace believe that individual impacts caused by recreation can accumulate to degrade the land. Therefore, the Leave No Trace…