2022 State of the Verde Watershed Conference

Camp Verde | September 26-29

The Future of the Verde River System
Solutions for the next ten years

Join us for the 2022 State of the Verde Watershed Conference! This is the premier event for anyone who loves Arizona's best river - the Verde.This year we have added a full-day Stormwater Funding and Financing Workshop, co-hosted by the U.S. EPA Environmental Finance Center. 


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 former governor and Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt and Carol Peden Shilling, Chair, Board of Trustees, Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust. The conference will follow up on the 2020 Verde Watershed Report Card and address solutions and adaptations to system threats, such as climate change, drought, and overpumping of aquifers. 


Cancellation Policy: Any cancellations before Sept. 9, 2022 will receive a 90% refund. After Sept. 9, 2022 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.



Honorary Bruce Babbitt

16th Governor of Arizona
& previous Secretary of the Interior
Carol Peden Schilling

 Chair, Pulliam Trust

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.