2024 State of the Verde Watershed Conference

Camp Verde | September 24-26

Ripples of Impact: Strengthening Watershed Partnerships

Join Friends of the Verde River for the 2024 State of the Verde Watershed Conference! This is the premier event for anyone who loves Arizona's best river - the Verde.


Join your peers, experts, and dedicated river stewards for The Future of the Verde River System - Solutions for the Next Ten Years. Our keynote speakers include Dan Stellar and Tanya Lewis. The conference will follow up on the 2022 Verde Watershed Report Card and address solutions and adaptations to system threats, such as climate change, drought, and overpumping of aquifers. 




2-Day Conference - $200 early registration & $275 after August 20
This includes all activities held at Cliff Castle Casino on Sept 24 & 25 before 5pm.
D.A. Ranch Social - $60 early registration & $65 after August 20
Field Trips - $40 early registration & $60 after August 20

Total if you participate in everything: $300 early registration & $400 after August 20


Cancellation Policy: Any cancellations before Sept. 9, 2024 will receive a 90% refund. After Sept. 9, 2024 all registrations are non-refundable. For all registrations you can "gift your registration" to someone else if you find you cannot make it. You can do this by modifying your registration, but you can also contact the registrar, Jeri Higgins at 928-282-2202.



 Tanya Lewis

Yavapai-Apache Nation, Chair

 Daniel Stellar

State Director for the Arizona Chapter of the Nature Conservancy

Honorary Bruce Babbitt

16th Governor of Arizona & previous Secretary of the Interior

Friends of the Verde River

Working Collaboratively for a Healthy Verde River

The Verde River is one of Arizona’s few remaining flowing rivers. The river and its tributaries, such as Granite Creek, Sycamore Creek, Oak Creek, and Fossil Creek, provide lush corridors of life as they wind their way through beautiful, iconic, and arid landscapes. The Verde River system is an environmental and cultural treasure for local communities, the state of Arizona, and beyond.

Friends of the Verde River (Friends) envisions a healthy, flowing Verde River and tributaries that support our natural environment, vibrant communities, and quality of life for future generations.

We work collaboratively for a healthy, flowing Verde River system.