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Oak Creek Ambassadors Pick Up a Ton of Trash

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Alarming data indicates lack of recreational responsibility

logo_oakcreekwatershedcouncilSedona AZ (August 31, 2013) - If you have noticed trash left behind at many recreational sites in the Oak Creek corridor, your eyes are not deceiving you, and it’s happening every day.  Since the July 4th weekend, four young men called “Oak Creek Ambassadors” have been visiting heavy use sites, greeting visitors, picking up litter and speaking about ways to reduce E. coli bacteria levels in the Creek.  The Ambassadors efforts have generated good news, and bad news.

The good news:  Through rain and shine, the Ambassadors have spoken, and presented, to 8,000 visitors, logging 500 hours of education with them.  Regulars to Slide Rock see them weekly with the Oak Creek Watershed Terrain Model, chatting about the watershed and what is polluting Oak Creek.  The Ambassadors ask visitors to support a healthier Oak Creek by using public restrooms, packing out litter and used diapers, and picking up pet and human waste.  Fecal contamination of Oak Creek from wildlife is part of the issue, but this contamination can be further exacerbated by food litter and the presence of human waste in high use areas of the Creek corridor. Read More→

One-hour closures expected in both directions between midnight and 1a.m.; 30-minute closures possible between 9p.m. and 4a.m.

logo_azdotCamp Verde AZ (September 3, 2013) – Overnight work continues on the Interstate 17 climbing lane project south of Camp Verde and requires brief nightly closures during critical work.

This week the one-hour closures, between midnight and 1 a.m., will occur Wednesday, Sept. 4 and Thursday, Sept 5.; next week the closure will occur Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

In addition to the one-hour closures, crews will intermittently close I-17 in both directions for up to 30 minutes at a time between 9 p.m. and 4 a.m. to allow a safe work zone as crews remove large amounts of dirt from the shoulder. Read More→

Community Coaches Wanted

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

logo_MATForceVerde Valley AZ (September 3, 2013) – Do you love helping people? Have you been looking for a way to get involved but aren’t sure where to look?

Join MATFORCE for a free training that will teach you the skills to make a difference in someone’s life. Trained coaches have the choice of working with people in recovery or with those returning to the community from prison. As one participant said about having a Community Coach, “What’s most important is having someone believe in you.” Read More→

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City of Sedona ArizonaSedona AZ (September 3, 2013) – Mayor Rob Adams will present the 2013 State of the City address on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. in the Sedona City Hall Council Chambers, 102 Roadrunner Drive.

In his third annual State of the City address, Mayor Adams will highlight major accomplishments in the City of Sedona for the last year. The free event is open to all residents. A reception with the Mayor and City Council prior to the speech will commence at 5 p.m. and light refreshments will be available.

For more information, please contact the City Manager’s office at 204-7127.

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