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VRVNO 2017 Events

5TH Annual Verde River Runoff – March 18th 2017 Results and Wrap Up

This year’s Runoff event was spectacular.  It was a gorgeous day and river levels were good (300).  We had a great group of paddlers – approximately 125 folks showed up.  Thank you participants for your patience in the parking/shuttle situation.  It was clearly a logistical challenge and we appreciate your cooperation before and after the race.

Check out the photo album on our Facebook Page.

Check out some fabulous still shots here.

There is a video of the Runoff here.

2017 Race Winners


pc-vbnf-front-7-20-16-1-200x300Birding & Nature Festival

Migration Madness – April 27-30, 2017

Migration magic is experienced throughout the avian world leaving us marveling at the stamina, path-finding ability, and tenacity of these mad creatures.  One of the most amazing is the Rufous Hummingbird.  Measured by body size, the rufous makes one of the longest migratory journeys of any bird in the world.  Traveling clockwise up the Pacific Coast in winter/spring, to the Pacific Northwest and Alaska heading south again in July following the Rocky Mountains.  His excellent memory for location helps it find flowers and feeders from day to day and year to year.  This feisty little bird will chase away all comers to his perceived territory.  No wonder we’re taken with his talents.  Join us this year as we celebrate all migrations including birders who travel the country in search of feathered migrants.  Visit http://www.birdyverde.org/ for details on the festival.
For more info contact registrar@vrvno.org.



May 13, 2017

The first of two Safe River Recreation Introductory Workshops is now scheduled for April 1st. The location will be where they have been over the years – lower TAPCO recreation area. Learn to kayak the Verde River.  Meet with local experts and river runners and learn which boats are appropriate for the area.  You will also learn about equipment and safety procedures. We’ll practice getting in and out of a kayak, how to read river currents and use various paddle strokes to navigate river waters.  You will also learn how to avoid flips, how to self-rescue if you do, and swimming in moving water.

Join expert kayaker Dylan Anderson with South by Southwest as he leads this workshop. All river related gear will be provided including kayaks, paddles and life jackets. You may bring your own if you wish. Cost is $25.

Bring your own lunch. Must be 12 years old and if under 18 accompanied by an adult.


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