YUMA EAST WETLANDS.  PHOTO BY FRED PHILLIPS CONSULTING.
YUMA EAST WETLANDS. PHOTO BY FRED PHILLIPS CONSULTING.
VERDE RIVER GREENWAY STATE NATURAL AREA
VERDE RIVER GREENWAY STATE NATURAL AREA
GILBERT, AZ RIPARIAN PRESERVE.  PHOTO BY MATT METS.
GILBERT, AZ RIPARIAN PRESERVE. PHOTO BY MATT METS.
VERDE RIVER SEDONA, AZ
VERDE RIVER SEDONA, AZ
COLORADO RIVER
COLORADO RIVER

Welcome

Welcome to the Arizona Water Protection Fund, a competitive State grant program that provides funding for the development and implementation of measures to protect water of sufficient quality and quantity to maintain, enhance and restore rivers, streams and riparian habitat, including projects that benefit fish and wildlife that are dependent on these important resources. 


Notice of Public Hearing and Arizona Water Protection Fund Grant Application Guidelines Request For Comments

Pursuant to A.R.S. § 45-2105 et seq. the Arizona Water Protection Fund Commission is required to develop guidelines for applicants for funding, and is seeking input from interested landowners, state and federal agencies, local government entities, non-profit organizations, and the public. A public hearing to receive comments, with a virtual attendance option, will be held on Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. at the following location:

Physical Address
Arizona Department of Water Resources
Thunder River Conference Room
1110 W. Washington Street, Suite #310
Phoenix, AZ  85007

Cisco Webex Hearing Information
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Comments not submitted at the public hearing may be submitted during the 45-day public comment period, which begins January 17, 2023 and ends March 3, 2023 at 5 p.m.  Please see the Notice of Public Hearing and Arizona Water Protection Fund Grant Application Guidelines Request For Comments for further details.


Corona Virus (COVID-19)
Arizona Water Protection Fund  is continuing to closely monitor the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS). CDC and ADHS have not recommended the closure of offices, but are recommending telework and other alternatives, when available, to minimize exposure risk to staff and customers. We remain open for business and ready to serve the people of Arizona. For additional information about continuing operations please visit: https://new.azwater.gov/covid-19.

Meetings

All public notices of meetings of the Arizona Water Protection Fund Commission and any of its subcommittees will be physically posted at the Arizona Department of Water Resources, 1110 W. Washington Street, Phoenix, Arizona, 85007 on the first floor notices bulletin board, which is open to the public Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except legal holidays and state furlough days. Public notices of Arizona Water Protection Fund Commission meetings are also electronically posted on this website.

While the Arizona Department of Water Resources and Arizona Water Protection Fund continue operations during COVID-19, services are being conducted through enhanced online operations and by telephone in accordance with Governor Ducey's Executive Orders 2020-18 and 2020-36.  As a result, the Commission will be holding all meetings virtually until further notice. 

Meeting Schedule

Date Meeting Type Meeting documents
November 29, 2022 Full Commission - In Person w/Virtual Option Meeting Notice and Agenda_20221129
November 15, 2022 Full Commission - In Person w/Virtual Option

Meeting Notice and Agenda_20221115

October 13, 2022 Executive Committee Meeting - Virtual Meeting Meeting Notice, Possible Quorum Notice, and Agenda
June 14, 2022 - 10:00AM Full Commission - In Person w/Virtual Option

Meeting Notice and Agenda_20220614

Meeting Minutes

February 8, 2022 - 10:00AM Full Commission - Virtual Meeting

Meeting Notice and Agenda_20220208

Meeting Minutes

Past Meetings Archive