Verde Valley, AZ: March 28th, the annual Verde River RunOff kicks off its 10 mile canoe and kayak race through some of the most scenic river shorelines in the Sedona Verde Valley of N Arizona. Launch is at White Bridge – Camp Verde then paddle to take-out at Beasley Flat – US Forest Service Recreation Area. This event is made possible by Special Permit from Prescott National Forest. The Verde River Valley Nature Organization took over the race 2 years ago and is proud to announce the 3rd Annual VRRO in partnership with Town of Camp Verde, Camp Verde Unified School District and Prescott National Forest. National and State sponsors pull for the Verde River: Salt River Project (SRP) – togetherweconserve.com/ , The Walton Family Foundation – waltonfamilyfoundation.org/environment/freshwater-conservation , The Nature Conservancy –nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/arizona/placesweprotect/verde-river.xml , American Rivers americanrivers.org/region/southwest/ , American Canoe Association americancanoe.org/ , Friends of the Verde River Greenwayverderivergreenway.org/, and Credit Union West – cuwest.org/ . There is a cooperative initiative happening in the Sedona Verde Valley of N Arizona. Sometimes it is behind the scenes other times it comes to the forefront in exciting events and activities that prove the economic value in recreational use of our free flowing water resources and unique habitats. To some this may be a concern, to others in the know it is realized that recreational use is often the only way to prove value and so provide protection for our remaining healthy free flowing rivers. The Verde River Runoff (VRRO) is one of those fun and exciting opportunities so come out, join us, and help keep this sport alive on one of the last remaining, healthy, free flowing rivers of Arizona. Then join us for the After Party and Rewards (including REI gift certificates) at the Camp Verde Sesquicentennial Spring Harvest – Pecan and Wine Festival! Registration for this 10 mile scenic race is online at http://vrvno.org/event-registration/ or you can email VRVNO.Info@gmail.com for more information. Categories are Recreational: Canoe, Kayak, Tandem, Single, Inflatable, Hard Body, Male, Female. The registration fee is $50 and limited to the first 200 people. For more information about Verde River Valley Nature Organization (VRVNO) ‘providing awareness of our natural resources through recreation, education and nature tourism opportunities supporting stewardship of the Verde River Valley’ visitwww.VRVNO.org.