The Verde Valley Archaeology Center promotes the importance of education about our common cultural and natural heritages and encourages public responsibility in the protection and preservation of cultural and natural resources on public lands. This philosophy incorporates the training and use of volunteers to assist in and expand the roles of public land staff in many endeavors.
Verde Valley Archaeology Site Watch (VVASW) is a program of the Verde Valley Archaeology Center in support of the Arizona Site Steward Volunteer Program (SSVP) of Arizona State Parks. The goal of Site Watch is to assist the SSVP Regional Coordinator in recruiting and training new site stewards, and to provide retraining opportunities for current volunteers. By regularly monitoring sites, problems are detected early, when they can more easily be corrected. The program seeks to bring together various hiking and other recreational groups in the Sedona/Verde Valley area to collaborate in site protection.
Visit the Verde Valley Site Watch website for more details about the program.
To learn more about the Arizona Site Steward Volunteer Program, or to apply to be a site steward, visit their website.