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Apr 21 - Apr 22    Completed
Montezuma Castle Conservation Work  -  Irrigation Canal Maintenance  -  Camp Verde & McGuireville
Yes, the ditch (sorry, pre-historic irrigation canal..) beckons! We will see on the day exactly which parts may need widening, or narrowing, and what weeds may need to be removed. There will be work for all skill/strength levels. It's an ever changing challenge, but a lot of fun to see the water running free and clear again on Sunday for the traditional regatta.
  Montezuma Well, a unit of Montezuma Castle National Monument preserves pre-historic Sinaguan cliff dwellings, pueblo ruins, and a 1,000 year old irrigation canal. Located on the banks of Beaver Creek, Montezuma Well is home to species of animals found nowhere else on the planet and is a joy for bird watchers.

The Well is continuously replenished by underground sources that remain a bit mysterious. Montezuma Castle National Monument and downstream land owners still rely on water from the Well transported through this ancient canal. It is the obligation of the Monument to remove weeds and sediment that will restrict flow if left unchecked.

Camp in a beautiful, shady, grassy picnic grove. Modern restrooms with toilets and running water. Coffee service on Saturday, dinner on Saturday and Sunday breakfast provided.

Thanks to our host: Montezuma Castle National Mounment
Map with directions by Google


Montezuma Well
Difficulty Rating: Moderate
Minimum Age: 16
Age Group: All Ages
Max Group Size: 3
Volunteers Needed: 20
Contact Person: Sue Thiebes
sue.thiebes@gmail.com   602 677 2407

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