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GRANITE CREEK CLEANUP

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Thanks to the 550 volunteer participants at the 2017 Granite Creek Cleanup who pitched in and removed 2.7 tons of debris and litter from our creeks and green spaces! With participation and support from all of you, we are working together to ensure our waterways and wild places remain a part of our community’s landscape for all to enjoy.


2017 Cleanup Sponsors

The Granite Creek Cleanup would not happen without the generous support of our business and organizational sponsors. Please take a moment to thank them…for all they do in our community!

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Earth Day, Saturday April 22nd, 2017
Granite Creek Park
554 N 6th St., Prescott, AZ 86301
9 AM – Noon

Pre-registration is now closed. Please join us Saturday morning and register when you arrive.

The Granite Creek Cleanup has become a rite-of-spring community event 5834654559_f70f1cafd6_bthat makes a difference. Over 500 friends and neighbors come together to clean up our creeks, lakes, and trails, and to celebrate our community’s waterways and natural places. Won’t you join them?

Start the morning at Granite Creek Park. Sign in, visit with friends, and learn more about Prescott Creeks and event sponsors. Then head out to the creeks or a stewardship/restoration project (see activities below). All registered participants will receive free coffee and snacks. You’ll also get a free Granite Creek Cleanup T-shirt.


Activities:

While trash and debris clean up is the main activity for this event, volunteers have worked so hard that we’ve finally gotten ahead! Participation is growing and we’ve added more fun ways for volunteers to make a difference. Contact us if you have questions.

Pre-registration is now closed. Please join us Saturday morning and register when you arrive.

  1. Granite Creek Cleanup
    Annual Community Creek Cleanup removing trash & refuse from Granite Creek and its tributary streams. What better way to spend 2 hours on a beautiful spring Saturday morning. Make a difference in the community by signing up below. Volunteers should bring water and sturdy gloves. Target areas include: TBD
    • Sign in at the Park and walk or drive on your own to your cleanup location.
  2. Greenway Trail Cleanup
    In coordination with the Over-the-Hill-Gang, volunteers will focus on Miller Creek between Madison Ave. and Miller Valley Road to beautify the creek and Greenway Trail. Specific tasks will include removal of flood debris, removal of non-native species and vegetation pruning. Tools will be provided. Volunteers should bring water and sturdy gloves. (Miller Creek downtown)
    • Sign in at the Park and walk to your work location.
  3. Park Beautification
    In coordination with the Over-the-Hill-Gang volunteers, we’ll focus on West Granite Creek Park to beautify the Miller and Granite Creeks, Greenway trails and the Community Garden. Specific tasks will include removal of flood debris, removal of non-native species and vegetation pruning. Tools will be provided. Volunteers should bring water and sturdy gloves. (West Granite Creek Park)
    • Sign in at the Park and walk to your work location.
  4. Non-natives Management & Cleanup
    Cleanup volunteers will work with Prescott Creeks personnel to address non-native species in the Preserve. Tasks will include removal of salt cedar (tamarisk) cuttings and spotted knapweed. Tools will be provided. Volunteers should bring water and sturdy gloves. (Watson Woods Riparian Preserve)
    • Sign in at the Park and drive on your own to your work location.
  5. Monarch Butterfly Habitat Improvement
    Cleanup volunteers with work with Prescott Creeks personnel to improve riparian habitats for monarch butterflies in the Preserve. Tasks will include removal of common teasle (weeds) from areas planted with native milkweed last fall. While some tools will be provided, we are asking volunteers to bring garden trowels. This is a kid-friendly activity. Volunteers should bring water and sturdy gloves. (Watson Woods Riparian Preserve)
    • Sign in at the Park and drive on your own to your work location.
  6. Watson Woods Trash Cleanup
    Annual Community Creek Cleanup removing trash & refuse from Watson Woods Riparian Preserve. Volunteers will focus trash collection efforts in several locations within the Preserve to remove trash deposited by floodwaters during the winter. (Watson Woods Riparian Preserve)
    • Sign in at the Park and drive on your own to your work location.

Pre-registration is now closed. Please join us Saturday morning and register when you arrive.


Cleanup Background:

The Granite Creek Cleanup originated in the mid to late 1980s and was sponsored by Keep Prescott Cleanup7-SuzanneMorse-Edit2Beautiful – a City-sponsored committee. In 2006 the Keep Prescott Beautiful committee asked Prescott Creeks to take on the responsibility for organizing the Granite Creek Cleanup. We immediately agreed and are now in our 11th year of sponsoring the event.

During the first 10 years 4,500 volunteers have removed 43.3 tons of trash and debris from local creeks. All these volunteers contributed labor valued $100,000 toward the beautification of City of Prescott the Granite Creek Watershed. An additional $80,000 of value has been realized through event sponsors.

The Granite Creek Cleanup is a great opportunity for families and children, groups, and individuals to make a difference! Working together, we can all control pollution, protect nature, and ensure a healthy creek system for future generations.


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