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,…

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,…

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…

Member Agencies of Oak Creek Watershed Council

There is a collective body of resources to be found among the member agencies of the Oak Creek Watershed Council. APS | website Arizona NEMO | website Arizona Department of Environmental Quality | website Arizona Department of Water Resources | website Arizona Game and Fish Department | website Arizona State Parks | website, Red Rock State Park, and Slide Rock State Park City of Sedona, Arizona | website Coconino County | website Coconino…