In Memory

Submitted by March 7, 2013 10:29 am


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.