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
The Urban Habitat Improvement through Invasive Species Removal project will improve riparian habitat conditions along urban creek reaches in the upper Granite Creek Watershed through the control and removal of target invasive vegetation species. The Granite Creek Watershed, located in central Arizona, is an important headwater of the Verde River, one of Arizona’s few perennial
A blog on the Watson Woods interpretive kiosk at the Rosser Strett entrance by The Watershed Company who produced the signs and designs.
(Original available here) Wednesday, June 26, 2013 Author: Ben Grumbles Urban water sustainability includes conserving natural assets but also discovering (and re-discovering) hidden treasures like metro/suburban parks, mini-refuges, river walks, and wetlands often buried deep within compact cityscapes rather than rural landscapes. Recent meetings and collaborations point to progress in protecting and restoring these gems
You might pick up trash while walking your favorite trail, or pull a tire out of the creek. Maybe you recycle (we hope so), or feed the birds you like watching through your kitchen window. Maybe you purchase native species locally to plant in your yard – and then water them with rain captured from
There was no shortage of ideas as students from Northpoint Expeditionary Learning Academy worked on what has been a persistent community problem – the condition of the water in Prescott’s creeks and lakes. After spending months testing and evaluating the runoff water that flows into Granite Creek, the students were ready this week to take
Prescottonians who want to celebrate Earth Day can pick up trash along the city’s creeks Saturday, pull weeds at Watson Woods Monday, or head to the Yavapai County Courthouse Plaza Saturday to pick up a pile of ideas about how to help the planet we all depend upon for survival. Events kick off at 9
Every year during the Granite Creek Cleanup volunteers come out to remove trash and make Prescott a better place for everyone. Since 2007 approximately 31 Tons of trash have been removed by community members from our creeks, lakes, and trails around town. It sounds like a lot, because it is a lot. There is good
This year’s Granite Creek Cleanup is supported by area organizations and businesses. These are groups that consistantly step up to support clean creeks and healthy watersheds. Dan Frank of Arizona Blue Cross Blue Shield is the Primary Sponsor of the event, supporting his belief in a need for us all to recycle. Other sponsors include
Prescott Creeks has been working with Northpoint Expeditionary Learning Academy and the City of Prescott to better understand the role parking lots play in the pollution of our creeks. By monitoring the e. Coli and the turbidity of the parking lot in standard conditions, and again when they have been freshly vacuumed, there are a