Read the article online Follow Cindy Barks on Twitter @Cindy_Barks. Cindy Barks The Daily Courier PRESCOTT – Colorful flowers, native shrubs, and rock-lined basins greet visitors to the Prescott Adult Center. Although attractive, the new landscaping at the building’s front entrance serves a purpose that goes well beyond aesthetics. The system of basins, trenches, and plants
Join Prescott Creeks on an invasive species removal spree. We’ll teach you about the invasives, why they’re the bad-nasties we want out of the watershed, what they’re doing to the habitat and water quality, and what you can do about and to them. Then, we’ll take up all of their space by seeding native grasses.
Prescott Creeks has placed two temporary closure signs on the west side of the North Loop Trail within Watson Woods Riparian Preserve. After receiving multiple reports of nesting common black-hawks along the trail, it seemed a prudent course of action since they are a listed as a Wildlife of Special Concern (WSC) by AZ Game
Thanks to hundreds of volunteer hours from Decision Point, Yavapai Exceptional Industries, Oasis, and Southwest Youth Conference of UCC, construction of the new rain garden at the Rowle P. Simmons Community Center is nearing its final phases! Temporary irrigation has been installed to help the 350+ plants get established for their first few years. Many
On Wednesday, June 25th, Prescott Creeks was glad to welcome five young northern flickers to Watson Woods Riparian Preserve. These young flickers were rescued by APS crews from a burned pole during the Slide Fire in Oak Creek Canyon. A little over a month later they had been nurtured by Liberty Wildlife and were ready
Starting in July Doug Bunch will be taking on the role of Chair of the Prescott Creeks’ Board of Directors. He has served the past two years on the Board, and comes to us with a wealth of knowledge, experience, and passion. We are lucky to have him leading us through this next phase. Doug
After a decade of serving on the Board of Directors for Prescott Creeks, Karen and Joel are changing their involvment with Prescott Creeks. We have been fortunate to have their leadership, insight, and guidance through the growth and change these past ten years have brought the organization and our region. Karen has served as our
The new green infrastructure rain garden continues to take shape at the Rowle P. Simmons Community Center. Thanks to the City of Prescott Streets and Parks and Recreation Departments, construction got underway with the excavation of the rain garden’s main basins. Since then, with the help of volunteers the garden’s many interconnected basins that will
Yesterday the water world in Arizona lost someone doing good work. Steve Pawlowski was an inspiration, from his years at ADEQ to his recent work at Sierra Club. From the Sierra Club blog: Steve Pawlowski, Arizona Water Sentinels coordinator for the Sierra Club’s Grand Canyon Chapter, died yesterday while waiting to testify at the state Capitol in Phoenix. He
This year’s Granite Creek Cleanup made a huge difference in the Prescott area’s health and beauty. Your work produced nearly 4 ½ tons of materials from our areas’ lakes, creeks, and trails. Of that, 3.04 tons was trash, there 22 tires (including one 5’ tall tire), plus approximately another ton of upcycled materials. For the
On AZ Gives Day, April 9th, 2014, Prescott Creeks raised almost $10,000! We couldn’t have done it without the support of over 50 donors who made contributions either at the AZ Gives Day online site or directly to Prescott Creeks. While all the events for the day were well-attended, the Native Plant walk with Patrick
Arizona Gives Day was a big day. Not only did we have great people at our events, but you helped us raise $4,900. Thanks to a matching challenge, that becomes $9,800. What an enormous impact that will go toward creationg the watershed we want. Thank you!
As we set up our categories for suggestions donations this AZ Gives Day, we remembered back to our roots and named them after our first membership donation categories. With that we honor soil by making it the first category. As Ron Stein pointed out nearly 20 years ago, we couldn’t do any of it without
Help Prescott Creeks receive a $10,000 matching grant. Every dollar you donate for Arizona Gives Day will make double the difference. During Arizona Gives Day, Prescott Creeks would like to give to our community, as well as asking you to support your local non-profits. We will be hosting a day full of activities. All activities meet at
Art for the upcoming One Man’s Treasure is viewable around town for the month of March. You will find pieces at the following locations: Van Gogh’s Ear Rick Hartner – A Different Twist Cindi & Joe Shaffer – The Whale Mary Schulte – Frogzilla Joan Maloney – Oh, What a Night
This April, Prescott Creeks is launching a project to control invasive weeds in the Granite Creek Watershed and we need your help! Not sure what an invasive weed is? Invasive weeds are plants that (1) are not native to the US and (2) are a harm to human health, or cause economic or environmental harm.
As we’ve moved in to a new space, giving us direct access to Watson Woods Riparian Preserve, we’ve realized that there are a few things that would make the space more functional. If you have any of these things available, they would be much appreciated. Office Wish List: Radiant Heaters (Oil filled) – for supplemental
Pre-registration is available online Join us on Saturday, April 19, 2014, for the Granite Creek Cleanup. This annual event has removed 36 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
With moving to a new (bigger!) office, we could use a hand with some handi-work. Most of it is relatively basic skills, but it’s generally things we aren’t getting to during the business day. Install kitchen faucet Paint flooring in small hallway Remove excess nails and staples from walls Weatherstripping Shelf building Install rack for
Prescott Creeks and the Friends of JS Acker Park are kicking off the holiday season with the 19th annual Prescott holiday card to benefit the on-going work of these organizations in our community. The 2013 card image by Cliff Cross shows the Prescott Courthouse lit up for the holidays. Also available will be packets with
You are invited to participate in “One Man’s Treasure”, an art exhibit and auction featuring fine art which celebrates upcycled materials and Prescott’s riparian treasures. This event was created to support the mission of Prescott Creeks Preservation Association: to achieve healthy watersheds and clean waters in Central Arizona for the benefit of people and wildlife
Two projects have been funded by Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) to implement Green Infrastructure in cooperation with the City of Prescott. The projects will create Green Infrastructure in urban areas that imitates the drainage and filtration that happens in nature; by preserving natural systems and using engineered systems more natural forms of filtration
by Lucero Radonic, Graduate Outreach Assistant and Susanna Eden, WRRC In the City of Prescott, the Watson Woods Riparian Preserve, along Granite Creek, is an oasis for wildlife and humans surrounded by development. The city’s wastewater treatment plant and transfer station are located a block to the east, a lumber company and a concrete block