Accomplishments Timeline 2002–2014

Accomplishments Timeline 2002–2014

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. To follow is a listing of the significant accomplishments of the Council. Accomplishments 2002  Watershed Based…

Keep Oak Creek Canyon Beautiful

Keep Oak Creek Canyon Beautiful

The Keep Oak Creek Canyon Beautiful (KOCCB) pilot program was launched during the 2003 Labor Day weekend, and volunteers visited campgrounds and day-use areas giving away trash bags to visitors. A ten-ton dumpster was placed at Indian Gardens to encourage visitors to drop off their trash rather than leave it behind in the Canyon. The weekend was a great success,…