The Verde River: State of the Watershed Conference 2017

May 10, 2017 8:00 AM

Clark Memorial Clubhouse

19 N. Ninth Street, Clarkdale, Arizona 86324

The Verde Watershed Restoration Coalition (VWRC) announces The Verde River: State of the Watershed Conference on May 10-11, 2017. This two-day event will kick off with Verde Watershed field trips on Wednesday, May 10, led by local watershed experts. On Thursday, May 11, participants can attend conference sessions and hear the opening and keynote speakers at the Clark Memorial Clubhouse in historic Clarkdale, Arizona.

This event is held to bring together the broad network of partners, community members, local leadership, scientists, restoration practitioners, business owners, and all other river enthusiasts who have a vested interest in the health of the Verde River Watershed. Tickets are $35 for entry to the two-day event. The ticket price includes access to field trips and conference activities. Two of the 12 field trips have an extra cost.

Field trips will highlight the Verde River Watershed’s recreation, ecology, hydrology, restoration, wildlife, and community in locations ranging from the Verde River Headwaters to Fossil Creek, with many options in between, across the Verde Valley touring recreation, restoration, and cultural sites.

Day two of the conference welcomes opening speaker Mr. Vincent Randall, Elder of the Yavapai-Apache Nation, and keynote speaker Ms. Sarah Porter, Director of the Kyl Center for Water Policy. The conference aims to bring participants into the fold of the state of the Verde River Watershed through discussions on Sustaining Flows, Restoring Habitat, and Building Community.

To see the event schedule, full list of sponsors, and to register click here. For any questions, please contact Laura Jones, Conference Planner, at, call (928) 451-6860 or visit VWRC invites the community to join for this inaugural event and contribute to its success.

VWRC is a program of Friends of Verde River Greenway (Friends), a non-profit 501(c)3. VWRC is a collaborative effort uniting landowners, organizations and agencies in their common interest in the health of the Verde River Watershed. Friends restores, preserves and promotes the natural, cultural, scenic and recreational resources of the Verde River and its tributaries.

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