March 2nd @ 6pm: The Future of Water-Based Recreation in Northern Arizona

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Membership Free Meeting: The Future of Water-Based Recreation in Northern Arizona

Charles Hammersley, PhD, NAU

Thursday, March 2nd at 6pm

Montoya Community Center

Chuck Hammersley canoeing the Verde River.

Water-based recreation activities comprise an important source of revenue and enjoyment for visitors and residents alike in Northern Arizona. However, development and groundwater pumping projects threaten recreation along many waterways in this part of the state.

Join us on Thursday, March 2nd for a discussion of these issues related to the Verde River and Fossil Creek. We will hear from Dr. Charles Hammersley, Professor in the NAU Parks and Recreation Management Program, who has lived in Flagstaff for the past 20 years and has served as the first Chairman of the Coconino County Parks and Recreation Commission and was a member for 12 years. He has also served as Chair and member of the Flagstaff Parks and Recreation Commission for seven years. He was a member of the 2003 Coconino County Comprehensive Planning Commission and he also created, organized and directed the Verde River Canoe Challenge from 1999 to 2012.

We hope you can join us for Dr. Hammersley’s presentation this Thursday!