Virtual Trash Pick-Up Challenge- July 5th-12th

Virtual Trash Pick-Up Challenge- July 5th-12th

Are you tired of seeing trash at your favorite outdoor spots?   We’re partnering with our friends at Friends of the Verde River to host a virtual trash pick-up challenge! This challenge, to be held July 5-12, encourages the greater Verde Valley community to pick up as much trash as possible from along our waterways and other vital habitats within the Verde Watershed.…

June Watershed Meeting- Climate Change in the Verde Valley

June Watershed Meeting- Climate Change in the Verde Valley

Please join us for a virtual meeting presentation through Zoom on June 11th, 9:30 a.m. Learn about the measures we’re taking with COVID-19 and how we’re continuing to protect Oak Creek during these unprecedented times. Then, join us for a presentation on Climate Change in the Verde Valley: In Sedona, climate change is impacting temperatures, water availability, and wildfire risk.…

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…

Macroinvertebrate Surveys

Macroinvertebrate Surveys

Soil erosion is impacting the ecological health of Oak Creek. When excessive sediment settles on the stream bottom it suffocates aquatic insects (a.k.a. benthic macroinvertebrates) that are key food prey items for fish and other wildlife. Sediment also serves as a reservoir for fecal contaminants (E. coli bacteria). Sedimentation occurs from erosion, which can be contributed to over-use of swimming…