There are many interesting, important, and fun things to do in the Prescott basin. Below are links to the cities/town’s websites, along with links to important organizations and Specific Activities. Click on the links below to see them all and to get more information on all the events you won’t want to miss.
- Area Activities
- CITIZENS WATER ADVOCACY GROUP (CWAG)
- Williamson Valley Fire District Pancake Breakfasts
- Specific Activities
Tuesday, June 9, 2020
NEW! 1:00 p.m. Prescott City Council Study Session. The only agenda item is discussion of the Arizona Eco Development (AED) Letter of Intent. Water “Deal Points” in the City Attorney’s office memo to Council are: 1. AED will convey and assign to the City all of its right, title and interest in and to 375 acre feet of surface water rights on Watson Lake, 2. The City will provide AED 753 (+/-) acre feet (net 378 acre feet) of City potable water for development of the north parcel, south parcel and Section 33, and 3. The AED property will be connected to City water and sewer, will comply with the City’s water use rules and regulations, will pay for water and sewer infrastructure and impact fees to service the property, and effluent will be used for permanent recharge. [Note that the CWAG Board has not developed a position on these “Deal Points.”] To find links to 1) the Letter of Intent; and 2) the City’s instructions for attending and commenting in person or remotely, check out the CWAG Web listing for this event. LOCATION: Multiple locations for in-person or remote attendance.
Tuesday, June 9, 2020
NEW! 3:00 p.m. Prescott City Council Voting Session. Agenda item 10.A. is City of Prescott and Arizona Eco Development (AED) Letter of Intent. The water “Deal Points” are the same as in the Study Session item above [Note that the CWAG Board has not developed a position on these “Deal Points.”] For links to: 1) The Council packet for the Voting session (material for this item is on p. 99 of the packet) and 2) the City’s instructions for attending and commenting in person or remotely, go to the CWAG Web Calendar listing for this event. LOCATION: Multiple locations for in-person or remote attendance.
Monday, June 15, 2020
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. AZ Dept. of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) AZPDES Permits Update Meeting. Virtual Meeting. The Waters of the US/Navigable Waters Rule will become effective on June 22. ADEQ has been working to prepare for the rule change. On June 15, ADEQ will provide information regarding permit status and the termination process for those no longer discharging to Waters of the U.S. after the rule effective date. They will also provide updates on several programs underway including determining Traditionally Navigable Waters, methodology for a typical year analysis, development of a state-wide flow regime map and information provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. They will also provide an update on what they know about legal challenges to the rule and the status of those cases. For links to the meeting agenda and to register, go to the CWAG Web Calendar listing for this event. LOCATION: Virtual Meeting.
Wednesdays, June 17 to July 22, 2020
NEW! 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (Olli), Summer 2020 Class on “Your Prescott Area Water Supply”. Zoom Class. Doug McMillan, a retired civil engineer and a member of CWAG and Olli will be presenting a six week class on our water supply for the Prescott area. The class will focus on the science of water and the basics of hydrology, hydraulics, geology and hydrogeology. Learn how science helps us to evaluate the present and future status of our water supply and to formulate sustainable solutions. Questions and discussions will be encouraged. A goal of the class is to explain the science of water in terms of everyday common experiences and understandings. Go to the CWAG Web Calendar listing for this event for links to: 1) general and membership information on Olli and to view the current 2020 catalog; 2) for information on registering for an Olli class; and 3) to register for the Olli water class. LOCATION: Zoom Class
Thursday, June 18, 2020 Friday, June 19, 2020
WRRC Annual Conference, Water at the Crossroads: The Next 40 Years. The WRRC Annual Conference has been transformed into a virtual event featuring a program of notable speakers, in-depth panel discussions, audience Q & A, and more. The original conference agenda has been modified for the virtual environment with half-day blocks scheduled over two days.
� The conference starts at 1 pm on Thursday, Junee 18. Thursday afternoon features an opening keynote by former Arizona Governor and US Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt and a panel featuring past Arizona Department of Water Resources directors who will share their thoughts on “The Road Travelled.” Later in the afternoon, panelists in “Drawing the Water Map” will bring us up-to-date on such topics as groundwater, technology, and water quality.
� On Friday, panels and presentations resume fromm 8 am – 12:30 pm. Our first session on Friday, June 19 sets the stage for future planning with panel presentations on water in relation to climate, indigenous peoples, natural systems, agriculture, and rural communities. In the next session, several Arizona legislators and Mr. Chuck Podolak from the Governor’s Office offer their perspectives on “Choosing a Route.” We close the day with “On-Ramp to a Resilient Future” where our panelists will discuss business, government, environment, agriculture, and more as we look forward to the next 40 years of water management. This program combined with audience polling and on-line Q&A, will make this a conference to remember!
*Tickets are $10 – $35. For more info and to register you may find a link on the CWAG Web Calendar listing for this event. LOCATION: Virtual Conference
Monday, June 29, 2020
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. League of Women Voters of Central Yavapai County and Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce Chino Valley Town Council Zoom Candidate Forum. The League and Chamber are soliciting questions for the forum. Please submit water questions to ChinoValleyForum@gmail.com . As soon as it’s available, we’ll add info for connecting to Zoom. LOCATION: Zoom forum.
CWAG Virtual Water Issues Candidate Forums
CWAG Virtual Water Issues Candidate Forums. Due to the pandemic uncertainties, in place of our annual live forum we will be conducting a series of Zoom forums with the candidates for Legislative District 1 and the candidates for Yavapai County Board of Supervisors by district (1,2,3,4, & 5). We are set to record the forums between June 25 and July 8 and will post the forum videos on our website and on our Facebook page shortly after each forum.The candidates we hope to include are listed in the meeting post for this event under “Next Meeting” at www.cwagaz.org. We will only have time to ask four or five questions. If you have a question you think we should ask or anything else that would be helpful as we embark on this project, please submit it to email@example.com. We will be sending the forum questions to the candidates on June 12. The primary election takes place on Aug. 4. We appreciate your help!
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. League of Women Voters of Central Yavapai County and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Yavapai County Board of Supervisors Districts 1 & 2 Candidate Zoom Forum. As soon as it’s available, we’ll add info for submitting questions and for connecting to Zoom.. LOCATION: Zoom forum.
The video for CWAG’s February 8 General Meeting “Should Prescott Provide Water Outside City Limits?” can be found at:
The video for CWAG’s November 2019 general meeting featuring Prescott Senior Assistant City Attorney Clyde Halstead can be found at:
You can view past CWAG meeting presentations on our website at:
Williamson Valley Fire District Pancake Breakfasts
*** Check with the Fire Station for COVID-19 restrictions impacting schedule. ***
THE NEXT BREAKFAST WILL BE SUNDAY, June 28, 2020!
Williamson Valley Fire District sponsors a pancake breakfast on the last Sunday of each month from 8 to 10 am at the fire station located at 15450 Williamson Valley Road (Hootenanny Hollar). The breakfasts feature regular and cinnamon pancakes, eggs to order and omelets with different ingredients, both pork and turkey bacon, coffee and juice. All this is available for a voluntary donation to support the firefighters!