Of all the many attractions of the Verde Valley, Arizona, none are as spectacular as the Verde River, one of the last free flowing rivers in the American Southwest. The Verde River still flows year round and still sustains a "critical green oasis of life through the heart of Arizona for approximately 192 miles." (source: https://verderiver.org/sustaining-flows/)
To support river conservation and this critical resource to the region, the Pin Drop Team is excited to be partnering with the Friends of the Verde River in support of their River Friendly Living Program.
Owners Tim and Ruth Ellen Elinski have camped along and near the Verde River, an amazing resource and wildlife habitat in central Arizona, for many years. Tim himself grew up along the East Verde River outside of Payson, Arizona and has many summer memories of time spent along the banks and floating on the Verde. For sure the Verde River has inspired bits and pieces of the Pin Drop brand, and the team is committed to the preservation of this important river greenway, and this free flowing river.
As part of Pin Drop Travel Trailers core values and leave no trace philosophy they have recently joined forces with the Friends of the Verde River and other businesses to further Verde River conservation projects. The Pin Drop Team is now committing 50% of all nightly rental revenue to the Friends of the Verde River's River Friendly Living Program. You can rent a Pin Drop Travel Trailer and support the Verde River at the same time.
BUSINESS FUNDED CONSERVATION
What is it?
River Friendly Living inspires a culture of voluntary river conservation. We support and recognize the residents, businesses, and communities that strive to protect the river. The River Friendly Living small grant program supports a healthy, flowing Verde River.
Why should I get involved?
Businesses that take part in the River Friendly Living small grant program signal their support for a healthy Verde River.
Who can apply?
Individuals, businesses, non-profits, and municipalities can apply for grants. Projects must further River Friendly goals. Based on business participation, up to $10,000* is available in 2021-2022, for grants of up to $5,000 each.
How do I take part?
As a business person, you can show your support for a healthy Verde River through tax-deductible donations to Friends of the Verde River. Contact Isaac Dudley (IsaacD@VerdeRiver.org) to sign up or increase your donations.
*All funds collected support the River Friendly Living program.
GRANT FUNDED PROJECTS
The River Friendly Living Program grants offer funding for conservation, restoration, and education projects that help preserve, restore, or enhance the Verde River and its tributaries.
This year the following projects were funded:
Find out more about these current projects and past funded projects at this link.
OTHER WAYS TO SUPPORT THE VERDE RIVER
Donate: You can protect the Verde River and its threatened wildlife today with a donation of any size. Your donation sustains river flows, restores habitat for wildlife, and creates vibrant communities for the river. Donate now.
Volunteer: Friends of the Verde River (Friends) envisions a healthy, flowing Verde River and tributaries that support our unique environment, vibrant economy, and quality of life for future generations. We work collaboratively to restore habitat, sustain flows, and promote community stewardship to support a healthy Verde River system. Read More.
Experience it yourself: Have your own experience on the river with a guided trip Clarkdale Kayak Company or Verde River Institute.
***SOURCES: INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS BLOG HAS BEEN DIRECTLY PULLED FROM THE VERDERIVER.ORG WEBSITE
PIN DROP RENTAL PROGRAM
Pin Drop Travel Trailers, LLC has expanded its offerings to meet the growing demand of adventure seekers and destination campers in Arizona. In this time when many are seeking isolation and social distancing, the Arizona-based manufacturer has made available a Pin Drop 3.0 Road Runner model to rent and sample. The new solar-powered rental unit invites you to experience the surprising array of amenities packed into a small, compact shell. The included accessories are all you need while boondocking in the remote wilderness or parked in your favorite campground.
Light weight and easy to pull, these camper trailers are made with convenience and comfort in mind, tested and approved by both the camping novice as well as those more experienced in adventure travel.
Rent one today and support the Verde River at the same time!