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Our Mission ... Keep Sedona Beautiful, Inc., acting through the stewardship of its members and volunteers, is committed to protect and sustain the unique scenic beauty and natural environment of the Greater Sedona Area.

Preserving the Wonder ™ Speaker Series

The Keep Sedona Beautiful Speaker Series hosts monthly presentations on subjects of community interest that are aligned with the Keep Sedona Beautiful Mission to Preserve the Wonder™. 


Our Mission:

Keep Sedona Beautiful, Inc., acting through the stewardship of its members and volunteers,

is committed to protect and sustain the unique scenic beauty and natural environment

of the Greater Sedona Area. 


The Preserving the Wonder™ Speaker Series is sponsored by our KSB Business Sponsors at the Thunder Mountain, Wilson Mountain, and Cathedral Rock sponsorship level. These events are held at 5:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month (unless otherwise noted) beginning in September and ending in May. Appetizers, snacks and beverages will be served, admission is free and open to the public, donations are appreciated. Speaker Series visitors may sign up for membership at this event. 


Recent presentations include:  



MatthewGoodwin     Goodwin.philosophy.sculpture

Dr. Matthew Goodwin, NAU prof Phenomenology, Aesthetics, 20th Century Philosophy "Global Warming: A Philosophical Approach"



Ken Zoll     CVMeteorite

Ken Zoll, Verde Valley Archaeology Center, "Use of Meteorites among Ancient Native American Cultures" 



BellRockAntiqueBW     CoffeePotAntique

Janeen Trevillyan, Sedona Heritage Museum, "A History of Sedona: How the Early Days Made Us."


Sustainability Alliance     Sustainable Business

Darcy Hitchcock, "The Sustainable Alliance"


 RogerClark BEAN MG2 61093     Grand Canyon Trust logo

Roger Clark, Program Director Grand Canyon Trust, "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly"



Nicole Branton2     Forest Service signage

Ranger Nicole Branton, "Update - State of the Red Rocks"



Jennifer Martin    watersurvey by water sentinels

Jennifer Martin, "The Arizona Water Sentinels Program"


Grussing Ted     CloudsOverSedona Grussing

Ted Grussing, "Perspectives:  Sedona and Northern Arizona through the Eye and Lens of Ted Grussing"


M20 Triffid Nebula     JD Scopes

JD Maddy, "Under the Dark Skies of Sedona"


Janie Agyagos, "Rare Species of the Verde Valley"


susie reed 2014      play me a song c susie reed

Susie Reed, in honor of Arizona Archaeology & Heritage Month, "The Fine Art of Preservation"


Dena Greenwood, "The Magic of Migration"



SusanPitcairn     The Sustainability Imperative

Susan Pitcairn, "Change Your Diet, Change the World"




Sedona Recycles     Sedona Recycles

Jean Turocy, Director of Education and Community Outreach for Sedona Recycles on "Recycling Right: Everyday Contributions to a Healthy Environment"



Shadows     Puffed with Pride

                                                                                                 Photos By:  Loren Haury

Loren Haury and Diane Phelps Budden on “The Un-Common Raven”


doemountaintrail     fossilbridge

Nicole Branton, Red Rock Ranger District on

 “Mudslides, Waterfalls, and Sustainable Recreation: The Year in Good Work and Tough Problems on the Red Rock Ranger District.”



Dagget deep ravine2     grasses junipers

Dan Dagget on "What We as Individuals Can Do to Protect Sedona's Fragile Lands".


Russell Dunn     RattlesnakeDunn

Russell Dunn on "Reptiles & Arachnids"


plastics 1     Bag-It-trash

KSB and the City of Sedona present the film "Bag It"!


Ross Hawkins     broad billed.RossHawkins

Dr. Ross Hawkins on "Sedona's Hummingbirds: Sedona's Treasures; doing their part to keep Sedona beautiful"

Cadwell Blue Horsehead Nebula     Cadwell M33 The Triangulum Galaxy

                                                      Photos By: Mike Cadwell

Mike Cadwell, "Looking Off Into Space:  The Dark Skies of Sedona"


Emily Renn at PD colony     SWCCwolf by Nathan Renn

                                                                                      Photo By:  Nathan Renn

Emily Renn, "Little Red Riding Hood Lied: The Real Tale of Wolves in Arizona"

Derek von Briesen     Cathedral Sunset by Derek von Briesen

                                                 Photo By: Derek von Briesen

Derek von Briesen, "Sedona's Seasonal Wonderland" slideshow


John Purkis The Natural Step     The Natural Step

John Purkis, "The Value Sustainability Can Offer to Our Lives"


Jamee Reddell Water Rights Oct 2014     vonBriesen  water

                                                                    Photo By: Derek von Briesen

Jammee Reddell "Do You Know Your Water Rights?"


Paolo Sustainable Architecture     TERRITORIAL ARCHITECTURE

"Paolo" AKA Paul Scardina, Architect, "Territorial Dwellings:  Architecture to Create Sustainable Dwellings"


Nicole Branton2     usfs

Nicole Branton, Red Rock District Ranger, "State of the Forest and the Slide Fire"



dena greenwood2014     yellow headed blackbird by stewart boots  Photo by: Stewart Boots

Dena Greenwood, "Birding the Sedona Wetlands"



sbf denali and starr.sept.2013    sbf group session.11.19.13  Photos Furnished by Soldier's Best Friend

Starr Ladehoff, "Soldier's Best Friend ~Helping Our Veterans and Shelter Dogs"


 Condor_Reintroduction     californiacondor  Photo Furnished by Chris Parish, Peregrine Fund

Chris Parish, "California Condor Reintroduction"


jeffrey hall     dct jeff hall  Photos Furnish By Jeffrey Hall

Jeffrey Hall, "Lowell Observatory’s Newest Eye on the Sky: The Discovery Channel Telescope"


janie agyagos bat     janie agyagos eagle  Photos Furnished by Janie Agyagos

Janie Agyagos, "Rare Species in the Verde Valley"




susie reed photo     taking flight c susie reed   Photo By:  Susie Reed 

Susie Reed, "Art & Education, as Tool for Preservation" 


denagreenwood  roadrunner_tedgrussing Photo by: Ted Grussing

Dena Greenwood, "Roadrunners, Quali and Other Sedona Birds"


tom ohalleran

KSB President, Tom O'Halleran “Knowledge Flows into Action:  Sustaining Our Watershed Into the Future”


scaffolding_zoll     zoll_vbarvPhotos courtesy of Ken Zoll

Ken Zoll, "New Findings: "Ancient Astromnomy of Central Arizona"


black-tailed_rattlesnake     sonoran_mountain_king_snake courtesy photos Dennis Jex

Dennis Jex, "Close Encounters of the Reptilian Kind"


Chris_Anderson    Marianna_Hartsong     Ryan_Matson

Chris Anderson, Marianna Hartsong and Ryan Matson of the

Sedona Slow Water Team, "Rainwater Recycling"


mikepeach          rock_art_5 courtesy photos

Mike Peach, "Rock Art - Getting Beyond What It Means!"


mountain-lion-montana courtesy photo

Lee Luedecker with Arizona Game & Fish, "Mountain Lions"






Brad Lancaster, "Desert Harvesters - Native Foods"



roy_julian courtesy photo

Roy Julian, President of the Friends of the Forest, "Primitive Tools, Sandals and Tools"


amyhelfrich2          beecactuscourtesy photos

Amy Helfrich, "Honeybees in the Verde Valley"     



 great_horned_owl-ga-azgfd courtesy photo

Sarah Reif, "Owls- Messengers of Wizards and Witches- Signs of the Underworld"



Janie_Agyagos          Tadarida_brasiliensis_bat courtesy photos

Janie Agyagos, USFS Biologist, "Bats in the Verde Valley"

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