Monthly Meeting – June 2019

The Library Friends of Payson presentation for the community, which is held in the library meeting room, will start with a short business meeting at 10:00 a.m.; the program begins at 10:30 a.m. The public is invited to both the business meeting and the free one-hour program.  If you have any questions, please call the library at 928-474-9260.


Monday, June 17, 2019 – Doug Von Gausig, four term Mayor of Clarkdale, and naturalist, will present a program on the Verde River.  Doug graduated from ASU, served as a pilot in the Air Force, and is now Director of the Verde River Institute.  He was president of the League of Arizona Cities and Towns from 2012-2014, and he is a volunteer naturalist for AZ State Park family campout program. 

Doug will talk about conservation efforts on the Verde River and will include a discussion of the Verde River Institute’s Kayak Familiarization Tours, water quality monitoring and photogrammetry, and macroinvertebrate programs.  These programs engage “Citizen Scientists,” school kids, teachers, policy makers, and the general public in the science and conservation of the Verde River’s rich riparian ecosystem.

We invite families to learn about citizen science opportunities for school-age children.

Complimentary light refreshments will be served.

Coming Up Next…..

There will be no meeting in July, 2019.

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