Watson Woods Riparian Preserve – FOREVER PRESERVED

Watson Woods
Riparian Preserve

FOREVER PRESERVED

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Act!

Please let the City of Prescott Council and Officials know you want to permanently protect Watson Woods Riparian Preserve by placing it into a conservation easement. 

Why?

The once-1,000 acres of habitat at Watson Woods have been lost or severely degraded due to decades of livestock grazing, illegal dumping, firewood cutting and sand/gravel extraction.

The current management lease between Prescott Creeks and the City provides short-term protection but, without a conservation easement, the Preserve is not protected in perpetuity (forever) and Prescott Creeks may lose access to millions of dollars in government funding critical to rehabilitating, managing and protecting the Preserve; a habitat that supports healthy watersheds, outdoor education and recreation, volunteer opportunities and the return of native plants and animals. 

How!

Stay Informed

Send a Message to City Officials

Learn about the Benefits

    • Economic
    • Recreation
    • Conservation, environmental, and biological.

Attend a FOREVER PRESERVED Presentation

Community Information Session

February 17, 2024 | 2 to 3 PM
The Founders Suite at the Prescott Public Library
(215 E Goodwin St, Prescott, AZ 86303)

Michael Byrd, the Prescott Creeks Executive Director, will guide participants through the three-decade long journey to protect and restore what has become the Watson Woods Riparian Preserve. An overview of past accomplishments, progress achieved so far, and future plans will frame an exciting call to action where you can help protect this crucial habitat – FOREVER! 

Let us know you’re coming:

Community Nature Study Session

March 20, 2024 | 12:30 to 2 PM
Highlands Center for Natural History
(1375 S Walker Rd, Prescott, AZ 86303)

The Highlands Center For Natural History and The Central Highlands Master Naturalist Chapter welcomes Michael Byrd, the Prescott Creeks Executive Director, to offer a presentation on Watson Woods Riparian Preserve. Michael will guide participants through the three-decade-long journey to protect and restore what has become the Watson Woods Riparian Preserve. Past accomplishments and future plans will frame a call to action where millions of dollars are at stake. 

Talking Rock Ranch Homeowners Association

Tuesday May 14, 2024 | 4 – 5 PM
Talking Rock Ranch
15075 N Talking Rock Ranch Rd

If you are not a resident of Talking Rock Ranch
Click here to make arrangements to attend

Talking Rock Ranch welcomes Michael Byrd, the Prescott Creeks Executive Director, to offer a presentation on Watson Woods Riparian Preserve. Byrd will guide Talking Rock Ranch residents and visitors through the three-decade-long journey to protect and restore what is the Watson Woods Riparian Preserve. Past accomplishments and future plans will frame a call to action where millions of dollars are at stake. 

OSHER Lifelong Learning Institute

Tuesday May 21, 2024 | 10 – 11 AM
OSHER Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)
In Person: Yavapai College, Prescott Campus, or ZOOM
Building 4 Room 102
1100 E. Sheldon, Prescott, AZ 86301

Free and open to OLLI members AND the public. The Prescott City Council is being asked to approve a conservation easement for Watson Woods Riparian Preserve. Michael Byrd, the Prescott Creeks Executive Director, will guide participants through the three-decade long journey to protect and restore the Watson Woods Riparian Preserve. An overview of past accomplishments, progress achieved so far in the quest for in perpetuity protection, and future plans will frame an exciting call to action where you can help protect this crucial habitat – FOREVER!

Community Information Session/Public Mtg.

May 16, 2024 | 2 – 3 PM
Prescott Public Library – Founders Suite A
(213 E. Goodwin St., Prescott, AZ 86303)

Michael Byrd, the Prescott Creeks Executive Director, will guide participants through the three-decade long journey to protect and restore what has become the Watson Woods Riparian Preserve. An overview of past accomplishments, progress achieved so far, and future plans will frame an exciting call to action where you can help protect this crucial habitat – FOREVER! 

Participate in a FOREVER PRESERVED Tour

Watson Woods Riparian Preserve – South Loop Trail
  • Sat | May 18 | 8:30 – 10:30 AM | WWRP South Loop Trail
Watson Woods Riparian Preserve – North Loop Trail
  • Wed | May 8 | 9 – 11 AM | WWRP North Loop Trail 
    (No Parking Fee Wednesday)
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Attend the Conservation Easement Workshop with the City of Prescott Council

City Council has the ultimate YES/NO authority. Please attend this “Study Session” meeting to demonstrate public support for a conservation easement to the City Council and Officials. No formal action by Council is expected, but a strong showing of public support will demonstrate how important it is to FOREVER PRESERVE the area.

City of Prescott – City Hall
Council Chambers, 3rd Floor

201 N Montezuma St, Prescott, AZ 86301

Tuesday | May 28th | 1 PM

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