Tag: Invasive Weeds

Common Teasel (Dipsacus fullonum)

Another invasive species in the Granite Creek Watershed, and mostly in Watson Woods Riparian Preserve, is common teasel. Often used in flower arrangements, this attractive pieces, has found its way into our creeks and is taking over sections of our riparian habitat. According to Wikipedia: The genus name is derived from the word for thirst

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What Weeds are Considered Invasive Species in This Area?

The priority species for the Upper Granite Creek Watershed are: Dalmation Toadflax (Linaria dalmatica), Diffuse Knapweed (Centaurea diffusa), Russian Knapweed (Acroptilon repens), Spotted Knapweed (Centaurea maculosa), Malta Starthistle (Centaurea melitensis), Sweet Resinbush (Euryops subcarnosus), Scotch Thistle (Onopordum accanthium), Common Teasel (Dipsacus fullonum), Saltcedar (Tamarix ramosissima), and Russian Olive (Eleaganus angustifolia) Over the next few days

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Invasive Weed Species – What do they matter?

Prescott Creeks often talks about invasive weeds, but what are they and why are they a problem in our area? The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says the following: An exotic species is any species, including its seeds, eggs, spores, or other biological material capable of propagating that species, that is not native to that

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Volunteer Opportunity! Granite Creek Park – Saturday 9/13

Come out and join Prescott Creeks on an invasive species removal spree on Saturday,9/13/2014 at Granite Creek Park. Meet at 8:30 am at the Granite Creek Park parking area off 6th Street and we’ll teach you about invasive weeds, why they’re the bad, and what you can do about them. We’ll spend some time pulling

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Improve the Watershed – Tomorrow 8/30 – Watson Woods

Join Prescott Creeks on an invasive species removal spree on Saturday, 8/30/2014 in Watson Woods. Meet at 8:30 am at the Rosser St. entrance and we’ll teach you about invasive weeds, why they’re the bad, and what you can do about them. We’ll spend a little while pulling some weeds then, we’ll spread native grass

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Invasive Weed Control Project

This April, Prescott Creeks is launching a project to control invasive weeds in the Granite Creek Watershed and we need your help! Not sure what an invasive weed is? Invasive weeds are plants that (1) are not native to the US and (2) are a harm to human health, or cause economic or environmental harm. 

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Urban Habitat Improvement through Invasive Species Removal

The Urban Habitat Improvement through Invasive Species Removal project will improve riparian habitat conditions along urban creek reaches in the upper Granite Creek Watershed through the control and removal of target invasive vegetation species. The Granite Creek Watershed, located in central Arizona, is an important headwater of the Verde River, one of Arizona’s few perennial

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EARTH DAY: 100 ways to help the planet

Prescottonians who want to celebrate Earth Day can pick up trash along the city’s creeks Saturday, pull weeds at Watson Woods Monday, or head to the Yavapai County Courthouse Plaza Saturday to pick up a pile of ideas about how to help the planet we all depend upon for survival. Events kick off at 9

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Volunteer Opportunity! Invasive Weed Eradication

Prescott Creeks and the Yavapai Weed Management Area are hosting a volunteer event out at Watson Woods that will involve hand-pulling /digging invasive weeds within a portion of the Preserve.   All are invited to attend.  Specifically, we will focus our efforts on Spotted Knapweed and Scotch Thistle, which are common invasive species to the Prescott

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