Verde River Days set for this weekend

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September 24th, 2009

The Verde River Days this weekend include environmental exhibits, hands-on  activities, fishing, canoeing and live entertainment.

There will be 40-plus nature-based exhibits, sandcastle building, a menagerie of live animals, non-stop activities from canoe rides (with or without assistance), to nature hikes, as well as continuous entertainment and local food vendors. View dozens of teardrop and vintage trailers of yesteryear that will be on exhibit throughout the weekend.
There are also Civil War re-enactments featuring Victorian Era civilians as well as military personnel, weapons, gear, and encampments of the 1860s. Watch the battles scheduled for 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, and 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Sunday.
On Saturday, Sept. 26 at 3 pm Susan Wethington, executive director of the Hummingbird Monitoring Network (a science-based, project-driven, nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of hummingbird diversity and abundance throughout the Americas) will be presenting a Hummingbird Conservation lecture in the Studio at Dead Horse Ranch State Park. Learn how to become a volunteer and participate in conservation efforts. For more information, visit their website at
On Sunday, Sept. 27, the Verde River Citizens Alliance will sponsor canoe rides down the Verde River Groups will depart from the Dead Horse Ranch River Day Use Area at 8 a.m. and again at 10 a.m. The rides last about 1.5 hours. Canoers will be shuttled back to the park. Pre-registration is required. To schedule a trip or for more information contact Marsha Foust at (928) 634-8738. For event information call (928) 634-5283.

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