Betty S

In Memory

Early in March, Prescott lost one of the founding members of Prescott Creeks Preservation Association. Betty Siegfried, along with her cohorts Bette Bridgewater and Jay Eby, decided that Prescott needed a river-walk, similar to San Antonio’s, so they incorporated Prescott Creeks Preservation Association on March 8th, 1990. In coordination with Keep Prescott Beautiful, the City, creek-side landowners, and many community partners, Prescott Creeks (under Betty’s leadership) coordinated the construction of a nature trail along Granite Creek. The initial trail, now part of Prescott’s Greenways Trail System, grew to become a 1.5-mile network of trails that provide alternative travel routes and an immersive nature-experience in the heart of Prescott. As a Director Emeritus on the Prescott Creeks Board, Betty continued to be involved in meaningful ways throughout her life. She would often drop by the office with a magazine she thought the staff should read, or she would share her many ideas for projects and activities – always with her infamous wry sense of humor. Her enthusiasm and dedication will be missed.

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