Agua Fria-New River NRCD

Conservation Practices

  • Improved Irrigation Management & Efficiencies

  • Water Distribution

  • Rural & Urban Conservation Education

Primary Resource Concerns

  • Soil Erosion

  • Water Availability/Quantity/Quality

  • Air Quality

  • Flooding Damage

  • Educational Programs

District Contact Information

Cliff Amator, Chairman

camator@yahoo.com

(623) 935-2837

16251 W. Glendale Ave., Litchfield Park, AZ 85340

District Meeting information

Meetings are held quarterly

The next meeting is scheduled for: TBD

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About the District

The Agua Fria-New River NRCD is located just north of Phoenix. The District lies in a rugged area with mainly desert shrub type vegetation. Land ownership is a mix of private, State, and federal lands.  Much of the land is used mainly for livestock grazing, farming, wildlife, and watershed protection.  Agua Fria receives heavy recreational use  because of it proximity to Phoenix and a growing local population.

Physical Features

  • Elevation: 
  • Terrain: Rugged with desert shrub vegitation
  • Precipitation: 

Land Use

Land ownership is a mix of private, state, and federal lands.  Much of the land is used mainly for livestock grazing, farming, wildlife, and watershed protection as well as recreational activities due to the District's close proximity to Phoenix.

Board Members

  • Cliff Amator, Chairman
  • Mike Moore, Vice-Chairman
  • Kelly Moss, Treasurer 
  • Henry Conklin, Supervisor
  • Mathieu Etchartr, Supervisor

District Highlights

Arizona State Envirothon

The District continues to support the AZ State Envirothon.  It is a natural resource competition for high school students throughout the state.  Students must learn and study four natural resource topics and a new annual environmental issue each year. Topics include water, soil, wildlife, and forestry.

Project WET

The District also provides assistance to Project WET Water Festivals when taking place within the District boundaries. 

ARCH

They also present natural resource programs to Arizona Rehabilitation Center for the Handicapped (ARCH) sometimes twice a year.

Meeting Agendas

Meeting Minutes