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Protecting One Of Arizona’s Last, Best, And Wildest Rivers: The Upper Verde River

May 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free

Protecting One Of Arizona’s Last, Best, And Wildest Rivers: The Upper Verde River

Tucked away in northern Arizona, the upper section of the Verde River, along with its critical tributaries Granite and Sycamore creeks, are some of the most ecologically healthy and economically important free-flowing rivers remaining in Arizona. Due to its remarkable ecological and cultural importance, the Upper Verde River area is being proposed for a federal Wild & Scenic River designation. This designation will provide resources for management and restoration, protect clean water supplies, and maintain the river’s ecosystem as it is for future generations.

In this Speaker Series presentation, join Rachel Ellis, Associate Director of the Southwest River Protection Program at American Rivers, to learn about her incredible work protecting wild rivers and the campaign to designate the Upper Verde as a Wild and Scenic River.

 

Rachel Ellis is the Associate Director of the Southwest River Protection Program at American Rivers. She works throughout the Colorado and Río Grande basins and Southwestern states on developing river protection projects, Wild and Scenic campaigns, and grassroots partnerships. As a lifelong resident of the region and with multi-generational roots in New Mexico, Rachel has deep ties and commitment to the Southwest. She is inspired by place-based and community-based river and water advocacy because it is a powerful avenue for actualizing social and environmental justice, particularly in the era of climate change. Prior to American Rivers, Rachel did research, advocacy, and community organizing for Black Mesa Trust and various partners working to protect the Little Colorado River watershed. Before that, Rachel spent much of her career as a back and front country educator. She remains passionate about education and youth leadership.

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Details

Date:
May 9
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Organizer

Natural History Institute
Phone
9288633232
Email
info@naturalhistoryinstitute.org

Venue

Natural History Institute
126 N Marina St
Prescott, AZ 86301
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Phone
9288633232