Welcome to the Verde River Valley Nature Organization!

Verde River Valley Nature Organization is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization raising awareness of our natural resources by providing recreation, education and nature tourism opportunities supporting the stewardship of the Verde Valley in Northern Arizona.

Nature Guide Academy–May 16 and 17–2015

Many people are expert in their areas of interest but lack the techniques to relate the information in an exciting, engaging way that leaves the participant feeling as if they had an experience. VRVNO’s goal is to foster appreciation and develop advocates for the... read more

VRVNO adds new board member-

The VRVNO Board would like to welcome a new board member– Susan Culp is the principal of NextWest Consulting, LLC and has over 15 years of experience in natural resource management, research and policy analysis, conservation advocacy, community engagement,... read more

Saving Verde River might help save Arizona state parks.

CLARKDALE – Can a river be saved one oar stroke at a time. Doug Von Gausig is banking on it, hoping if people get a kayaker’s-eye view of the Verde River, it can be spared from overuse. He leads tours down a stretch of the Verde that is part of the state... read more

“Jail Trail Cleanup”

“Jail Trail clean up” October 25, 2014 Friends of the Verde River Greenway, http://verderivergreenway.org, held a big ‘Jail Trail’ clean up this past Saturday, October 25, 2014. Long time supporter Marsha Foutz of FOV was there to coordinate... read more

Our Sponsors

The efforts of VRVNO are made possible by the generous contributions of our grantors and sponsors, in support of our natural resources, our community and our mission. VRVNO would like to thank all of our benefactors for their continued support and we encourage our community to support them in kind.

Salt River Project
City of Cottonwood, Arizona
National Park ServiceAmerican Canoe Association


For up to date information on upcoming events, classes, workshops, festivals, and more please refer to our Calendar


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