2022 Cleanup Info for Pre-Registrants

**Please review this page for important Cleanup information**

Thanks for your interest in participating in the 2022 Granite Creek Cleanup. 
619 people Pre-Registered for the Cleanup this year – marking the largest Pre-Registrant group and the second largest Cleanup participation in 15 years. 

Please read on for detailed information about how the event will run this year.

Granite Creek Cleanup and the Crooks Fire

Granite Creek Cleanup this Saturday – April 23rd – is moving forward with minimal adjustments resulting from the Crooks Fire. If additional changes are necessary due to fire activity, we will notify pre-registrants by email.

A few changes were made to Assigned Cleanup Locations due to the Prescott National Forest (PNF) Fire Closure Area and the Interagency Incident Management Team operations at Watson Lake. Impacted locations include:

  • 09. Goldwater Lake (Shoreline)
    – Groups previously assigned to this location have been reassigned. New Assignments were emailed as relevant

  • 13. Granite Creek (Hwy 89 to Ponderosa Park Rd)

    – Groups previously assigned to this location have been reassigned. New Assignments were emailed as relevant

  • 14. Granite Creek (Ponderosa Park Rd to White Spar Campground)

    – Groups previously assigned to this location have been reassigned. New Assignments were emailed as relevant

  • 15. Granite Creek (White Spar Campground to Haisley)

    – Groups assigned to this location to should now Start/Stop at the PNF boundary (just downstream from the White Spar Campground). Cleanup Location name has been changed to: 15. Granite Creek (PNF Boundary to Haisley)

  • 40. Watson Lake (Inlet)
    – This location should be accessed from the Peavine Trailhead – NOT from Watson Lake Park (which is closed due to the Crooks Fire)

     

  • 41. Watson Lake (East Shore) 

    – This location should be accessed from the Peavine Trailhead – NOT from Watson Lake Park (which is closed due to the Crooks Fire)

  • 42 Watson Lake (West Shore)
    – This location should be accessed from the Peavine Trailhead – NOT from Watson Lake Park (which is closed due to the Crooks Fire)

  • 43. Watson Lake (North Boat Ramp)
    – Groups previously assigned to this location have been reassigned. New Assignments were emailed as relevant

All other Cleanup Locations are not changed or impacted by Crooks Fire activity at this time. If additional changes are necessary due to fire activity, we will notify pre-registrants by email.

Saturday April 23rd, 2022

Premier Sponsor:

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Drive-Up Contactless Sign-In

This worked so well last year, we’ve brought it back! Please help us make this a smooth process by reviewing the procedures described below:

Before your arrive:

  1. Review the email sent to you announcing your Assigned Cleanup Location
  2. Review the Granite Creek Cleanup Guidelines, Location Map, and Index Map to become familiar with:
    • Where to go to Cleanup your assigned creek (or lake or trail)
    • Where you might park
    • Where to deposit trash when you are done
      (so the City crews can collect, weigh, and dispose of it)
  3. Communicate this information to your group* so everyone knows where to go and what to do
    • If your group* size requires multiple vehicles, make a plan to meet your group* at your Cleanup Location (not at Granite Creek Park)
  4. Only the person who pre-registered for the Cleanup (OR their designee) should plan to drive to Granite Creek Park to sign-in and collect materials for their entire group* between 8 AM and Noon on Saturday April 23rd. (Since there are 150 pre-registered groups*, one vehicle per group* will keep things moving efficiently.)
  5. If you were placed in a Team**, all of the above still applies. Coordinate with your Team to meetup at your Cleanup Location (not at Granite Creek Park)
Notes on "Groups" and "Teams"

*a “Group” can be as few as one (1) person or as many as twenty (20) people. It is all of the people identified as a group and included in a Pre-Registrant’s form submission. Example: Mickey Mouse submitted a Pre-Registration where Mini Mouse and Yosemite Sam were listed as members of the Group. The Group is Mickey, Mini, Yosemite.

** a “Team” is an assemblage of Groups who indicated that they would like to be teamed up with other people. 

Volunteer having fun directing traffic

When you arrive:

    1. Enter Granite Creek Park from 6th St. in Prescott to sign-in and collect materials for your entire group (ONLY the person who pre-registered for the Cleanup (OR their designee) should plan to drive to the Park to sign-in and collect materials for their entire group.)
        • Sign-In is from 8 AM-Noon. NO EARLY ARRIVALS PLEASE.
    2. Traffic in the park will be 1-way. Please be patient as we have ~150 pre-registrants for over 600 participants. Volunteer flaggers will be available to guide you as needed.
    3. Starbucks will be serving coffee and tea to pre-registered participants
    4. As you slowly approach the registration area hold up a sign that has the pre-registrant’s last name printed in large BOLD letters. A regular letter-sized page (8.5″ x 11″) would be best – Or print the first page of the email we sent you.
    5. Cleanup Volunteer Staff will see the name and retrieve the corresponding pre-registration packet (see below for packet contents).
    6. Roll down your window or pop your trunk and Cleanup Volunteer Staff will place your packet in the car and thank you for your participation.
    7. Once you have your packet, please slowly proceed out of the park to meet your Group and/or Team at your assigned Cleanup Location. 
Drive-Up Sign-In

What is in the Pre-Registration Packet?

Your pre-registration packet is essential to having a successful Granite Creek Cleanup experience. It contains:

    • 2022 Granite Creek Guidelines
        • Information about what to wear
        • What to cleanup and what to leave behind
        • The drop-off locations for collected trash
          • (Also emailed to the pre-registrant with hyperlinks to a web-map so that Siri or Alexa can help you get to the right place)
        • What to do with tires
        • How to handle camps you might encounter, but can’t collect. We want to know and Yavapai County GIS found a solution. Click here to learn about the “REPORT LARGE DEBRIS APP” (coming soon…!)
        • Event timing
        • After-Party at Founding Fathers Collective Information
        • How to share photos with Prescott Creeks
        • Where to find Cleanup info on Social Media
        • Sponsor & Partner Recognition – This event would not happen without our generous community sponsors and operational partners. We want you to know who they are so you can let them know you support the Granite Creek Cleanup too!
      • Cleanup Location Maps (we’re providing you with two maps)
        • Location Map: The location map is the location to which you’ve been assigned
          • It highlights the section of creek to which you’ve been assigned to Cleanup, start/end points, .25 mile markers, adjacent streets and roads, parking suggestions, and drop-off locations (if close by). If you need additional information about where your Cleanup Location is or how to get there, please refer to the Index Map on the other side of your Location Map
        • Index Map: On the back of your Location Map, you’ll find an Index Map. The Index Map shows all of the Cleanup Locations that were available for the event this year. Cleanup Locations are identified on the Index Map with highlights and with Location Numbers
Cleanup Location Map
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The linked map above takes you to a PDF package of all Cleanup Location Maps for 2022.
Cleanup Location Index Map
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The linked map above takes you to a PDF map Indexing all of the Cleanup Locations for 2022.
      • Trash Bags – Blue, 1.5 mil, 33-gallon bags are provided this year
      • Cleanup T-shirts for each of your group members – in the sizes the pre-registrant specified (If there is a problem with your t-shirts, please contact Prescott Creeks AFTER the event and we’ll attempt to make substitutions based on available supplies)
      • Hand-Sanitizer Cleaning up can be dirty business, so Premier Sponsor Findlay Prescott Subaru has supplied each group with one or more small bottles of hand-sanitizer. Thanks Findlay!
      • Other fun stuff…

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