28 December 2016
On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff, I’d like to thank you for the time that you have committed to working with Prescott Creeks. Your volunteer efforts have resulted in evident improvements in the Upper Granite Creek Watershed and the Watson Woods Riparian Preserve. As a volunteer you have been integral to riparian habitat and water quality improvements. It is no easy feat to maintain a natural riparian preserve amongst an ever encroaching population center, but your labors have made a difference to our local waterways.
Next time you are wandering through Watson Woods, I encourage you to take a moment to acknowledge your hard work and appreciate the positive impact you have had as a volunteer. I firmly believe that safeguarding the success of the Preserve is an investment in the community of Prescott; without your support Watson Woods surely could not be what it is today. For the coming year we have high ambitions and many projects to pursue. I look forward to getting to work beside you as we embark on further conservation efforts.
Thanks for all your support!
Conservation Projects Manager
Native Plant Society field tests a new methodology
National Phenology Network recording data at Watson Woods Riparian Preserve
Phenology volunteer inspects the buds of a boxelder (Acer negundo)
Phenology observer follows the phenophases of side-oats grass (Bouteloua curtipendula)
ASU student caught smiling during a vegetation survey
Mom and daughter planting milkweeds for the Monarch migration
Conservation Projects Mgr. Guy Whol observing water quality collection unit
Conservation Projects Mgr. Guy Whol teaching a young helper about the water quality collection process
Monarch caterpillar finding a home in Watson Woods
Chapter 5 hard at work removing invasive Teasel (Dispsacus fullonum)
CREW (Conservation, Restoration and Education in the Watershed) resting in the shade
Rambling River experiment at the June 2016 Tilted Earth Festival
Tri City Prep students getting to work on the ever persistent Teasel
Prescott College students installing Red Willow (Salix laevigata)
Diligent Prescott College students placing more pole plantings
Volunteers prepping Fremont cottonwoods (Populus fremontii) for storage in wildlife pond
Early autumn view of the Watson Woods Preserve looking south from Prescott Lake Parkway
Prescott Chapter of the Native Plant Society conducting vegetation survey at Granite Creek Park