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The $2.8 million grant from the U.S. Natural Resources Conservation will allow The Nature Conservancy and its partners "to realize our vision to protect, restore and conserve the Verde, one of our state's important rivers," says Kim Schonek, Verde River project manager for The Nature Conservancy. VVN photo by Bill Helm

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Nature Conservancy awarded $2.8 million

NRCS grant to help 'protect, restore and conserve' Verde River

VERDE VALLEY - The Verde River has been selected for a major health improvement as part of public-private initiative aimed at protected priority watersheds and landscapes.