The Verde River Institute works to help Arizona's policymakers understand how policies affect the health and sustainability of the Verde River. When policies are identified that are harmful to the future health of the River, or when new policies need to be implemented, we work with those responsible to help them make changes and refinements that include sensitivity to the flows of the Verde.
The Institute also conducts educational kayak trips along the "Verde River @ Clarkdale" stretch that familiarize selected cohorts of influential people like you with the values, economic and ecological benefits, threats to and cultural importance of a healthy flowing Verde River. The trip is a great way to learn how riparian conservation is accomplished, and how a river works to improve environments and economies locally.
To see a complete "Story Map" of these educational trips, please visit our map site.
Contact the Verde River Institute by emailing the Executive Director, Doug Von Gausig at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at VerdeRiverInstitute.org for opportunities to work with the Institute to make the Verde River a healthier treasure!