CELEBRATE AZ WATER: ALAMO LAKE

We want you to Celebrate AZ Water at Alamo Lake. Some people say that Alamo Lake State Park is the “best kept secret” of the Arizona State Parks system. From the pictures that we have included here, which were part of Water – Use It Wisely’s 2013 Celebrate AZ Water… Read More

Wild Burros, possibly descended from burros brought to Alamo Lake by Spanish explorers

CELEBRATE AZ WATER WITH US AT LAKE MARY

C. Sullivan shared a photo where water meets the perfect sunset! Click to view larger photo. Looking for a summer getaway to escape the heat of the Valley? You might want to consider Flagstaff, and a visit to Upper or Lower Lake Mary. These lakes offer a number of outdoor… Read More

CELEBRATE AZ WATER: HASSAYAMPA RIVER PRESERVE – AN OASIS IN THE DESERT

Welcome to the Hassayampa River Preserve, an oasis in the desert. Nestled amongst a ribbon of green along Highway 60 is a modest yet important conservation area known as the Hassayampa River Preserve. The Preserve consists of approximately 789 acres along the Hassayampa River, just south of Wickenburg. The Hassayampa… Read More

CELEBRATE AZ WATER – HAWLEY LAKE

Nestled in the tall, cool pines in east-central Arizona, on the White Mountain Apache Indian Reservation, is Hawley Lake. At just over 8,000 feet, and abundant with spruce, pine and aspen, this 300-acre lake is one of Arizona’s highest in elevation. The climate is cool and refreshing during the spring,… Read More

Norther Flicker

CELEBRATE AZ WATER | BOULDER CREEK

This article originally appeared on March 20, 2013 at WildernessDave.com and was reprinted with permission. The photo at the end of this blog by David C. was the winner of our Spring 2014 Celebrate AZ Water Photo Contest from over 1,000 entries. The contest provided a stunning opportunity to celebrate the… Read More

CELEBRATE AZ WATER AT BARTLETT LAKE

Just northeast of central Phoenix, along the Verde River in Tonto National Forest, lies the serene waters of Bartlett Lake. Formed as a reservoir when the Salt River Project dammed the Verde River in the late 1930’s, Bartlett Lake has over 33 miles of shoreline and a surface area of… Read More

CELEBRATE AZ WATER: CAMP VERDE IS FOR THE BIRDS!

Working Toward an Important Bird Area (IBA) Designation Along the Verde River in Central Arizona This article originally appeared on Audubon Arizona. It is being reprinted with permission. The Verde River is one of our last remaining perennial and free-flowing rivers. With a healthy riparian corridor along its length, it… Read More

CELEBRATE AZ WATER AT THE RIPARIAN PRESERVE AT WATER RANCH

In 1986, the Town of Gilbert began storing treated wastewater in a pond at Cooper and Elliot roads. It did not surprise town officials that the pond attracted birds, but they were surprised by how many people the birds attracted. Unprepared for birdwatchers, the town fenced the pond. The lesson… Read More

CELEBRATE AZ WATER WITH US AT TRES RIOS WETLANDS

The Tres Rios Wetlands is a constructed wetland system located in southwest Phoenix that enhances the plant and wildlife that depend on the Salt and Gila Rivers. The water that supports the wetlands is reclaimed wastewater that has been treated to drinking water quality. The Wetlands consist of 480 acres… Read More

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