The One for the Verde Program brings together a strong alliance of businesses, local communities and nonprofit organizations working together to preserve, enhance and promote the Verde River and its tributaries. This process preserves our natural heritage and builds stronger communities. Here’s how it works:
Participating businesses collect customer donations or make tax deductible contributions to the One for the Verde program. These funds are used only for funding projects unless intended to help cover operating expenses. Participating businesses are encouraged to participate in project selection, and on our advisory council starting June 2016.
Potential Projects in need of funding are proposed quarterly by municipalities, government agencies, schools, non-profit orgs etc.
Proposals are reviewed by a committee comprised of participating business owners, community leaders and Friends of Verde River Greenway board members.
Funding is awarded to projects that:
• Provide outdoor recreation opportunities
• Restore and preserve fish and wildlife habitat
• Restore and preserve river and stream water quality
• Provide outdoor education opportunities that teach the value of healthy, free-flowing rivers and streams
Look for One for the Verde window decals & signs at the register. Businesses all over the Verde Valley participate. These include shops, restaurants, lodging, wineries, real estate businesses, architects, resorts and other green businesses.
Verde Valley Businesses talk about One for the Verde
“I like the idea of contributing to the preservation of our natural environment that’s so important to our quality of life here.” Sedona Area Realtor
“I like it. It’s the right thing to do. Count on us to participate – and I know our contractors will participate, too.” Arizona Restaurant/Hotel Service and Products Provider
“I think it’s a great idea. You give us the tools, and we’ll collect the money.” Winemaker, Page Springs
“I love our river, and we have to take care of it. You can count on me to be part of this.” Local Artist
“I think it’s important for us to support preservation efforts. We’ll support this effort.” Sedona Business Association
“If you can customize it for our businesses, it’s a good idea.” Jerome Business Association
“This place is what brings people here. It makes sense that we protect it. This is a good idea.” Sedona Architect