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GRANITE CREEK CLEANUP

2019 Cleanup Recap:

On April 20th, 2019 534 community volunteers turned up at Granite Creek Park to achieve a common goal – making Prescott and its many creeks a bit nicer for all to enjoy. The result was 1.41 tons of trash and approximately 10 tires were removed from the creeks. 1 acre of wetland habitat in the heart of the City was also improved at the Whipple Basin with collection of trash, removal of Siberian elms and the clearing of 450 cubic feet of channel debris. Prescott Creeks extends a heartfelt thank you to all participants, partners, and sponsors for making the event a success again this year! Download the Thank You email sent to all participants, volunteers, and sponsors right after the event.

The event would not have been possible without coordination from the City of Prescott and the support of primary sponsor Mandalay Homes and 49 other sponsors! Please take a moment to check out the 2019 Granite Creek Cleanup Sponsor recognition page. Their contributions included products, services, cash, and lots of moral support and camaraderie. Thank you.

Check back for announcement of the 2020 Granite Creek Cleanup date and other Cleanup news.

Thank you again for making a difference!


April 20th, 2019 | 9 – Noon 

Join us on Saturday, April 20th, 2019, for the Granite Creek Cleanup. This family-friendly annual event has removed over 47 tons of trash from our area creeks, lakes, and trails since Prescott Creeks began hosting it in 2007. This year we expect to cover more miles and pull out even more trash, making the Prescott area a more beautiful, safe place for everyone to enjoy.

Start the morning with signing in, getting a map, t-shirt, bags, snack, and coffee. Then head to the creeks and get a bit dirty tidying things up. Share the day, and celebrate our creeks and surrounding wild places, with your friends and neighbors. Granite Creek Cleanup: making clean creeks fun for everyone. Please send us your pictures!

Registered participants receive a FREE event t-shirt, snacks, and coffee. We’ll have water available to fill your personal water bottles from home.


Volunteers Participate in the following Activities:

Pre-Registration is now closed. If you’d still like to participate, please join us at Granite Creek Park at 9 am on April 20th, 2019. 

  1. Granite Creek Cleanup – 200 slots remaining
    Annual Community Creek Cleanup removing trash & refuse from Granite Creek and its tributary streams. What better way to spend 3 hours on a beautiful Saturday morning in the spring. Make a difference in the community by signing up below.
  2. Watson Woods Cleanup (Trash Collection) – 26 slots remaining
    Annual Community Creek Cleanup removing trash & refuse from Watson Woods Riparian Preserve. Volunteers focus trash collection efforts in several locations within the Preserve to remove trash deposited by floodwaters during the winter. Make a difference in the community by signing up below.
  3. Miller Creek Trail Improvement (A)
    Instal guard rail timbers on the trail edge to stabilize slopes and prevent erosion into creek. In coordination with the annual Granite Creek Cleanup this project will improve trail conditions along Miller Creek near Miller Valley Road. What better way to spend a few hours on a beautiful spring Saturday morning. Make a difference in the community by signing up below. Volunteers should bring water and gloves, and wear closed toed shoes or boots.
  4. Miller Creek Trail Improvement (B)
    Work to removal of material in box culvert under Miller Valley Rd. and place trail tread material along upper edge to improve pedestrian surfaces. In coordination with the annual Granite Creek Cleanup this project will improve trail conditions along Miller Creek near Miller Valley Road. What better way to spend a few hours on a beautiful spring Saturday morning. Make a difference in the community by signing up below. Volunteers should bring water and gloves, and wear closed toed shoes or boots.
  5. Whipple Basin Green Infrastructure – All slots filled
    Work with Prescott College’s Butte Creek Restoration Council and Restoration Ecology class to improve water quality by maintaining the Whipple Basin Green Infrastructure Project across from the hospital (next to Taco Bell). Remove invasive Siberian elm and native cattail litter in the basin channel. Make a difference in the community by signing up below. Volunteers should bring water and gloves, and wear closed toed shoes or boots. Be prepared to get wet!

2019 Granite Creek Cleanup Sponsorship

Over 500 friends, neighbors, and businesses join together to clean up our creeks, lakes and trails, and to celebrate our community’s waterways and natural places. As the Cleanup continues to grow in popularity and scope, sponsorship support from community members like you is critical to getting the job done. The Cleanup is brought to you this year by primary sponsor Mandalay Homes and organizing partners Prescott Creeks and the City of Prescott.

Check out the full slate of 2019 Cleanup Sponsors. Their support makes this community event possible.


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 13th year of sponsoring the event.

From 2007 to 2018, 5,400 volunteers have removed 47.3 tons of trash and debris from local creeks. All these volunteers contributed labor valued at $217,000 toward the beautification of City of Prescott and 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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