Welcome to the Verde River Valley Nature Organization!



VRVNO is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides nature-based recreation, education and tourism opportunities towards stewardship of the Verde River Valley.


What’s Going on in the Verde Valley?

2016 VRVNO Events

Feb. 1 – Open Registration


Feb. 27/28 – Birding 101

March 19 – Verde River Runoff Race

April 2 – Riverfest Kickoff at Desert Diamond Distillery

April 6 – Verde Valley SciTech

April 21-24 – 16th Annual Verde Valley Birding & Nature Festival

April 17-24For the Birds art exhibit At Manheim Gallery

May TBA – Interpretive Guiding and Communications Workshop

June 18/19 – Tilted Earth Festival

Aug. 20 – Magic of Migration

Sept. 23 – Celebrate the River Concert

Sept. 24 – Verde River Day(s)

Sept. 25 – Guided Canoe Paddle

VRVNO Partner Events

March – SciTech

Science of Art exhibit at Manheim Gallery


March 19/20 – Camp Verde Heritage

Pecan & Wine Festival


First Week of April – Verde Valley SciTech


April 16 – Earth Arbor Day

Yavapai Apache Nation


April 16 – Brian Mickelson Marathon



Oct. 7/8/9 – Fort Verde Days

Camp Verde


Oct. TBA – Clarktoberfest/Poker Run



Dec. 14 – Jan. 5 – Christmas Bird Count

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.

Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce
National Park Service
American Rivers
City of Cottonwood, Arizona
Arizona State Parks
American Canoe Association

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