April 21st, 2018 | 9 – Noon 

Well, that’s another one for the books! Thanks go out to the 400 community participants and our event sponsors for making it all possible.  The result is 1.24 tons of trash and approximately 20 tires removed from the creeksand four sections of trail were improved. Special thanks go out to the City of Prescott – specifically Brady Higgs and his crew at the City’s Solid Waste Division and Patti Colvin in Parks and Recreation for helping to address some last minute challenges. During the 12 years that Prescott Creeks has hosted the Cleanup, over 5,400 people have participated and removed 47.3 tons of trash and debris from the creeks.

Volunteers Participated in the following Activities:

While trash and debris clean up was the main activity for this event, volunteers have worked so hard that we’ve finally gotten ahead

  1. Granite Creek Cleanup
    Annual Community Creek Cleanup removing trash & refuse from Granite Creek and its tributary streams. What better way to spend 3 hours on a beautiful spring Saturday morning.
    Sign in location at Granite Creek Park and participants walked or drove on their own to their cleanup location.
  2. Watson Woods Cleanup (Trash Collection)
    Annual Community Creek Cleanup removing trash & refuse from Watson Woods Riparian Preserve. Volunteers focused trash collection efforts in several locations within the Preserve to remove trash deposited by floodwaters during the winter.
    Sign in location Watson Woods at Rosser St. entrance and participants walked into the Preserve.
  3. Watson Woods Trail Cleanup (Repair)
    In coordination with the Over-the-Hill-Gang, volunteers worked to repair four sections of single-track and double-track trails in Watson Woods Riparian Preserve.
    Sign in location Watson Woods at Rosser St. entrance and participants were transported with tools into the Preserve.

2018 Granite Creek Cleanup Sponsors

The Cleanup would not have been possible without all the great sponsors listed on the even banner below. Thank you!

Arizona Eco Development, LLC
City of Prescott
Prescott College
Granite Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation
Unisource Energy Services
Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe
Country Bank-Mohave State Bank
Yavapai College Honors
Yavapai Trails Association
Cathy Trent State Farm Insurance
Fann Contracting, Inc.
Fann Environmental
Jay’s Bird Barn
Lamb Chevrolet-Nissan
Nichols Auto Fab
SC Audit & Accounting
Prescott Car Care
SW Property Sales & Leasing
Yavapai Group-Sierra Club
Over the Hill Gang
Prescott True Value
Manzanita Outfitters
Nick’s Feed Your Face
Sharp Business Systems
Great Expectations Business Services
Lora Lopas Realty
Prescott Audubon Society
The Children’s Garden
Northpoint Expeditionary Learning Academy




Cleanup Background:

The Granite Creek Cleanup originated in the mid to late 1980s and was sponsored by Keep Prescott Beautiful – 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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