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Part of the Education grant funded by ADEQ includes the Oak Creek Student Ambassador program involving Sedona High School students who are being trained to educate visitors to Oak Creek Canyon about the various environmental problems caused by human and pet activity in the fragile ecosystem, and to take precautions to prevent them.

Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Director Steve Owens announced today that ADEQ has awarded a $53,490 grant to launch a Trailhead Ambassador program for high school students in Oak Creek Canyon near Sedona.

The Oak Creek Canyon Task Force, a non-profit group, is working to assist the National Forest Service to help protect the Canyon environment and the integrity of Oak Creek. Of significance is the need to provide critical “Leave No Trace” education, and public restrooms. Ultimately, providing these services will help protect water quality in years to come.


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