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Indian Gardens Cleanup

Friends of Oak Creek invite you to join them this 8:30 a.m. Saturday, August 24th at Indian Gardens to help clean up areas of Oak Creek. FOC members picked up 212 lbs of trash last Friday and between Thursday and Sunday, our 4 Oak Creek Ambassadors picked up 194 lbs of trash, 11.5 lbs of feces and 5 diapers. If that isn’t alarming enough, during 12 days of August the cumulative totals of trash removed by the Ambassadors was over 538 lbs, 26.5 lbs of feces and 16 diapers. Become an Ambassador and help us to help others recreate responsibly!

Watershed Guide Book

Volunteers needed for development of Watershed Guide Book: The first meeting of the Watershed Guide Book team will be held at the Sedona Library, 3250 White Bear Road, Sedona, AZ 86336 on Thursday, August 22 at 1:00 p.m. (in the Quiet Room).

This is a total volunteer effort and should appeal to those who have a background in publishing; love to write creatively; have a flare for graphics; have a vivid imagination; are idea people; those who have knowledge of area history, wildlife, geology, flora, water issues; outreach and public relations; educators, and all who love Oak Creek.

This is a grant project and we have funding for the printing. The Watershed Guide book will be a potpourri of subject matter to do with the Oak Creek Watershed. It will be full of facts blended into a story theme that will appeal to residents and visitors of all ages. This is a project you will want to get involved in because its product will be around forever, and you can proudly let others know you were a part of it. Please contact Marie McCormick at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 928-554-5460 to sign up.

Dark Sky Efforts

Keep Sedona Beautiful is pursuing a Dark-Sky Community designation for the City of Sedona from the International Dark-Sky Association. One of the priorities expressed in the City of Sedona’s Community Plan update, is the desire of Sedona’s citizens to “support community efforts to be dark sky compliant”. KSB believes that the goals and strategies outlined by the International Dark-Sky Association will promote and enhance the efforts of the citizens of Sedona to be good stewards of our dark sky. If you have any questions or would like more information, please visit the KSB website at, or email Joanne Kendrick, Chair at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

SCF Nominations Sought

The Sedona Community Foundation (SCF) is seeking nominations for nonprofit of the year: volunteer of the year; business benefactor and philanthropist.

The OCWC was named nonprofit of 2012 and if you feel it has again excelled in its contribution to the community in 2013, or one of its volunteers has been exceptional in their service, this is your opportunity to honor them. The same goes for other nonprofits and volunteers throughout the area, too. Awardees will be recognized at a reception on Sunday, November 10, during the Spirit of Sedona Awards celebration at the Enchantment Resort. Nominators of the selected awardees will be invited to attend the award ceremony as well. In addition, award donations from the Foundation will be made in the names of the recipient to the greater Sedona nonprofit organizations each of them chooses.

Print and complete the Spirit of Sedona awards nomination form attached or download it at, or contact Leslie Hunt at 928-282-2042 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request a hard copy. Completed nominations can be e-mailed to this Leslie Hunt or mailed to P.O. Box 558, Sedona, AZ 86339. All nominations must be received by 5 p.m. on Aug. 30, 2013.

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