Stormwater Pollution Mitigation: A Partnership with the City of Sedona and OCWC

Stormwater Pollution Mitigation: A Partnership with the City of Sedona and OCWC

In partnership with the City of Sedona, OCWC hosts cleanup events that encourage residents of the greater Sedona area to learn about stormwater pollution, the sub-basins and watersheds within the Oak Creek Watershed and Sedona area, and how they can play an important role in protecting Oak Creek. Here are some steps you can take to ensure you do not…

Pickin’ Up in the Pines 2022

Pickin’ Up in the Pines 2022

May 25th and other dates TBD The Coconino National Forest, National Forest Foundation, Oak Creek Watershed Council, and the Arizona Dept. of Environmental Quality invite you to Pickin’ Up in the Pines!  Join us to clean up camping areas in the forests that are the headwaters of Oak Creek canyon.  In advance of major holiday weekends, get outside, clean up…

Watershed Technician

Watershed Technician

The Oak Creek Watershed Council is seeking a Watershed Technician to organize and implement a dynamic fieldwork program including water quality sampling, social trail rehabilitation, pet waste station maintenance, and trash cleanup events throughout the Oak Creek watershed. Together with the Executive Director, the Watershed Technician will organize activities with project partners and volunteers, manage field support, and execute project…

Spring Watershed Meeting

Spring Watershed Meeting

Join us for our Spring Watershed Public Meeting on Zoom. We’ll highlight our 2022 projects, volunteer opportunities, and will learn about the Sedona Climate Action Plan. In Sedona, climate change is impacting temperatures, water availability, and wildfire risk. These changes threaten Sedona’s natural resources, economy, infrastructure, and quality of life. Alicia Peck, Sustainability Manager for the City of Sedona, will…

Executive Director

Executive Director

Oak Creek Watershed Council is hiring an executive director to manage the day-to-day operations of OCWC. Through exceptional leadership skills, the executive director will oversee field staff, manage grants, field work, reporting requirements, and organizational relationships.  The Oak Creek Watershed Council is a nonprofit dedicated to preserving the health and integrity of Oak Creek in northern Arizona. We leverage stewardship, science, education, and…

Voluntourism

Voluntourism

In partnership with the Sedona Chamber of Commerce, OCWC hosts cleanup events that encourage visitors to the greater Sedona area to “give back” while learning about the geology, ecology, and other issues pertinent to the watershed. By participating in these events, visitors can visit scenic areas along Oak Creek, red rock country, and northern Arizona forests while making a positive…

June Watershed Meeting: Oak Creek is Important Habitat for the Narrow-headed Gartersnake

June Watershed Meeting: Oak Creek is Important Habitat for the Narrow-headed Gartersnake

Notice of MeetingJune 10th4:00-5:00 pm (Arizona) The narrow-headed gartersnake (Thamnophis rufipunctatus) is federally threatened. Karina Cocks, a Northern Arizona University graduate student, has worked at the NAU captive breeding program for narrow-headed gartersnakes for several years and has led field surveys for the species in Oak Creek. Learn more about NAU’s captive breeding program and why Oak Creek is an essential habitat…