Recreational Opportunities

Recreational Opportunities

The Oak Creek Watershed is about 300,000 acres. It has long been celebrated nationally and internationally as a year-round destination. Trails for hiking and horseback riding, campsites, and settings for wildlife-watching abound. Cool shady pools of water provide an ideal setting for water recreation and a refuge from the dry, hot, prehistoric surroundings. There are two federally designated wilderness areas…

Clean Water Starts with Me

Clean Water Starts with Me

The objective of the Oak Creek Community Outreach Program (OCCOP) is to raise the awareness level, particularly of those living or recreating in the proximity of Oak Creek, regarding the consequences to littering and pollution, as well as changing the outdoor behavior of all visitors to Oak Creek. Keeping Oak Creek Clean and Healthy The objective of the Oak Creek…

Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace

Oak Creek Watershed Council embraces the philosophy of Leave No Trace. According to Wikipedia, Leave No Trace is a set of principles for participation in outdoor recreation that seeks to minimize the impact on the natural environment. Proponents of Leave No Trace believe that individual impacts caused by recreation can accumulate to degrade the land. Therefore, the Leave No Trace…

Oak Creek Watershed Improvement Plan (OCWIP)

Oak Creek Watershed Improvement Plan (OCWIP)

Posted June 18, 2013 The Oak Creek Watershed Council (OCWC) has completed the final version of the Oak Creek Watershed Improvement Plan (OCWIP) and it has been approved by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality.  The OCWIP is a “living” document, however, and your comments, questions, or recommendations are always welcome by sending the OCWC an email (info@oakcreekwatershed.org) or by mail at:…