One thing that I love about Payson is the willingness of the community to work together to make things better.

Back in 2019, through grant funding that the Payson Water Department received, we bought 15 Mossback Safe Haven structure kits for the Julia Randall Elementary (JRE) and Rim Country Middle School (RCMS) After School Fly Fishers students to build. It was part of a conservation project to enhance Green Valley Lake 3. As part of that effort, the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) provided expertise in the type and ideal placement of the structures. They also talked to the students about the importance of fish structures to help fish, as well as their benefit in providing better fishing for anglers. The kids learned that the structures that we were using were some of the same types that AZGFD has deployed in Roosevelt Lake.

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