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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.…

COVID-19 and Leave No Trace
COVID-19 and Leave No Trace

We encourage you to #KnowBeforeYouGo and to #RecreateResponsibly. Please visit the Leave No Trace Center’s website to learn more by clicking here. Additionally, learn about the 7 Leave No Trace principles straight from the Leave No Trace Center’s website! Click here.

Become an Oak Creek Steward
Become an Oak Creek Steward

If you go someplace because it is beautiful, wouldn’t you want to leave it that way? Right now, Oak Creek remains an essential source of healing for us all. Unfortunately, we are seeing even more visitors flee to the creek and Sedona trails during this time. That means a significant impact on the fragile riparian ecosystem. We see massive increases…

A Busy Creek Season
A Busy Creek Season

Thanks to our volunteer cleanup efforts since 2019, there have been 3,105 pounds of trash removed from the watershed. Litter is not only an eye-sore, but it contributes to habitat and water quality degradation. Over the course of a year, we have educated over 1000 people and recruited over 240 volunteers, totaling 1,080 volunteer hours. We also recruited many volunteers…

West Fork Educational Hike with NAU Students
West Fork Educational Hike with NAU Students

Can you say creek crossing? We had SO much fun hiking with NAU freshman along the West Fork Trail on April 17th, 2019. The enthusiasm, curiosity, and desire to become stewards for this special area was so inspiring to see from these students! The goal of this hike was to give many who hadn’t been hiking before or visited this…

2018 Water Quality Field Days
2018 Water Quality Field Days

On October 23-25th 2018, Oak Creek Watershed Council hosted Verde Valley students at Red Rock State Park for Water Quality Field Days. Six middle school classes, a total of 160 Verde Valley students, attended WQFD and participated in being “Citizen Scientists” and environmental stewards for their local waterways. Oak Creek Watershed Council partnered with the UofA Cooperative Extension Mobile Water Quality Lab.…

Events

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.…

Pickin’ Up in the Pines
Pickin’ Up in the Pines

Sunday, August 18th, 2019 Flagstaff, Arizona Need a pick me up? Come out to “Pickin’ Up in the Pines” a collaborative watershed clean-up event with the United States Forest Service, Dark Sky Brewing Company, REI Co-Op, and Oak Creek Watershed Council. For more information and to RSVP to this free event go to https://www.rei.com/events/93311/pickin-up-in-the-pines as space is limited!

Annual Labor Day Creek Cleanup!
Annual Labor Day Creek Cleanup!

Monday, September 2nd, 2019 Red Rock Crossing, Village of Oak Creek This Labor Day Weekend volunteers can meet Oak Creek Watershed Council at the Baldwin Trail parking lot at the end of Verde Valley School Road in the Village of Oak Creek. We will meet at 8:30 a.m. and have a safety talk. Then, we will distribute cleaning supplies and…

2018 Water Quality Field Days
2018 Water Quality Field Days

On October 23-25th 2018, Oak Creek Watershed Council hosted Verde Valley students at Red Rock State Park for Water Quality Field Days. Six middle school classes, a total of 160 Verde Valley students, attended WQFD and participated in being “Citizen Scientists” and environmental stewards for their local waterways. Oak Creek Watershed Council partnered with the UofA Cooperative Extension Mobile Water Quality Lab.…