Local Work Group Meeting

Members of the community interested in conservation on private lands are invited to attend the 2023 Verde Natural Resource Conservation District Local Group Meeting.

Friday, May 12, 2023
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Camp Verde Community Library
130 Black Bridge Loop Road
Camp Verde, Arizona 86322

We need your opinion! Local Work Group meetings help determine the long-term goals of the Verde NRCD and provide funding recommendations for projects in the Verde Valley to the Natural Resource Conservation Service.

Tell us what’s important to you! Is it irrigation efficiency? Preserving rural, agricul-tural or open spaces? Keeping the river flowing? Concerned about invasive plants? Something else? Here’s your chance to tell us how to direct our resources.

Included on the Agenda: Local experts answering questions about local needs. Rain water and soil demonstrations, technical assistance, water adjudication.

For more information please contact: Verde NRCD Clerk nrcdverde@gmail.com or http://www.verdenrcd.org

Surface Water Users Outreach and Education Final Report

The Verde Natural Resource Conservation District (NRCD) implemented a Surface Water Users Education and Outreach project beginning in 2020. The goal of this project was to educate a targeted group of surface water users in the Verde Valley to support both water conservation and water security for people and the environment. The final task for this project was to complete a final report that includes information on the level of education surrounding water conservation issues. The results of the final survey and a summary of workshops and events for the project is presented in this report.

Click here for the report.

Verde River

Verde NRCD Surface Water Users Workshop

Friday, December 2, 2022
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Camp Verde Community Library
Camp Verde, AZ

Join us for an interactive panel discussion on next steps for the water rights adjudication of the Verde River. Following that presentation we will have a second panel discussion on best practices for surface water use in the Verde Valley.

There will also be a update by Chip Norton and Claudia Hauser on the Town of Camp Verde Right to Farm Draft ordinance.

Click here for full agenda.

Verde River Day

Saturday, September 24th, 2022
9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Dead Horse Ranch State Park
Cottonwood, AZ

One of the most popular events at Verde River Day is paddling a canoe around the lagoon. For many, it’s a first experience exploring aquatic life from above. Children, old and young, peer with delight into the clear waters of the lagoon, searching for trout, catfish, and sunfish and with luck, catching a glimpse of a sunbathing turtle.

We are in need of volunteers for this event. If you would like to volunteer, please see our flyer about volunteer opportunities and volunteer contact.

Verde NRCD Booth

A Day in the Garden

Saturday, September 17th, 2022
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Verde River Growers
300 S Rocking Chair Ranch Road
Cottonwood, AZ

Community resources for gardens big and small! Speakers, music, plant sale, children’s activities wildlife animal ambassadors and Merkin Vineyards Food Truck.
Click here for flyer that includes a 40% off one item coupon!

Learn About Efficient on Farm Irrigation Practices

May 13, 2022
8:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Meet at the corner of Page Springs Road and Cornville Road
Please RSVP

Join us on a field trip for surface water users. Sponsored by the Verde NRCD. We will visit two farms and a ditch and learn about water saving irrigation practices.

To RSVP and for more information contact:
Mellisa McMaster

Brenda Fundraising
Brenda Fundraising

April 2021

April newsletter for the AACD features story on VerdeNRCD Board Member

The April issue of the Arizona Association of Conservation Districts featured a story on our very own Brenda Hauser. Brenda and her family have been farming in the Verde Valley for years and lead the way in conservation efforts to preserve the Verde River for future farmers.
Story by Laura Cox

Read the Story