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Volunteer Appreciation

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28 December 2016

Dear Volunteers,

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!

Sincerely,
Wil Chapple
Conservation Projects Manager

Native Plant Society field tests a new methodology

img_5165-smallNational Phenology Network recording data at Watson Woods Riparian Preserve

img_5095-smallPhenology volunteer inspects the buds of a boxelder (Acer negundo)

img_5091-smallPhenology observer follows the phenophases of side-oats grass (Bouteloua curtipendula)

PrescottASU student caught smiling during a vegetation survey

img_0756-smallMom and daughter planting milkweeds for the Monarch migration

img_0731-smallConservation Projects Mgr. Guy Whol observing water quality collection unit

img_0726-smallConservation Projects Mgr. Guy Whol teaching a young helper about the water quality collection process

img_0055-smallMonarch caterpillar finding a home in Watson Woods

dscf2363-smallChapter 5 hard at work removing invasive Teasel (Dispsacus fullonum)

dscf2264-smallCREW (Conservation, Restoration and Education in the Watershed) resting in the shade

dscf2227-smallRambling River experiment at the June 2016 Tilted Earth Festival

dscf2136-smallTri City Prep students getting to work on the ever persistent Teasel

dscf2004-smallPrescott College students installing Red Willow (Salix laevigata)

dscf2002-smallDiligent Prescott College students placing more pole plantings

dscf1879-smallVolunteers 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

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