Field Trip


We will visit three locations:

  • Cottonwood, Arizona Wastewater Treatment Plant
  • Yavapai College Vineyards, Clarkdale, Arizona
  • Lunch venue: Town of Clarkdale. Lunch talk by Mayor Doug von Gausig.
The field trip will start at the City of Cottonwood Wastewater Treatment Plant. The trip route has three stops, all of which are in the Cottonwood / Clarkdale area. Maps are provided below. 
We will not be providing transportation. Participants are responsible for traveling to each of the three stops on the route. There will be ample parking at each location and they are all within a few miles of each other.
Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Let us know if you have diet requirements on the field trip registration page.
Water and electrolyte drinks will be provided. Dress for warm weather. We can expect temperatures in the 90s. Although we will travel by vehicle and park near our destinations, there will be some outdoor walking to visit locations. Be sure to bring a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, and comfortable shoes.


Space is limited, so register now! There is no additional charge for the field trip, refreshments, and lunch. However, participants must be registered in the conference to participate in the field trip.




9:00 am

Meet at Cottonwood Wastewater Treatment Plant
1480 W. Mingus Avenue
Cottonwood, Arizona 86326

  • Opening remarks by Diane Joens, Mayor of Cottonwood
  • Tour of wastewater treatment plant
  • Visit booster pump station and injection well
  • Overview of Cottonwood’s new treatment plant

10:30 am

Refreshment break with snacks

11:00 am

Southwest Wine Center
Yavapai College, Clarkdale, Arizona
601 Black Hills Drive
Clarkdale, Arizona 86324

  • Tour of vineyards
  • Discussion of irrigation system
  • Opportunities and challenges of agricultural irrigation using reclaimed water

12:30 pm

Lunch: Town of Clarkdale, Clubhouse Complex, Ladies Lounge
39 N. 9th Street
Clarkdale, Arizona 86324

Mayor Doug von Gausig will discuss the Clarkdale Water Resource Management Plan and its preliminary results, and will provide an overview of Clarkdale's recharge potential and plans.

2:30 pm

Conclusion of field trip.

After the field trip

After a visit to a vineyard, you may be interested in taking advantage of some of the products of Verde Valley vineyards. There are a number of options available. If any participants are interested, we can re-convene after the field trip at Page Springs Cellars. An alternative with higher impact in terms of entertainment is the Tilted Earth festival, an all day event held in Cottonwood on the same day as our field trip.

Visit Page Springs Cellars:

More information on Page Springs Cellars
Map and directions to Page Springs Cellars will be added soon.

Visit the Tilted Earth Wine and Music Festival:


More information on the Tilted Earth Wine and Music Festival
More information on the Tilted Earth Festival will be added. Check back soon!

Field Trip Maps

Directions to the Cottonwood WWTP from PrescottParking at the Cottonwood WWTP
To be added.
Parking at Yavapai College, ClarkdaleParking at the lunch venue
To be added. Check back soon!
Field trip route

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