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Watson Woods Restoration

The continued restoration efforts within Watson Woods Riparian Preserve have resulted in tremendous improvements in the riparian and wetland habitat and its associated animal species. Since 2009, over 20,000 trees have been planted, 3,500 ft of Granite Creek has been restored, and over 25 acres of wetlands have been created! Also, with on-going management activities

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Volunteer Opportunity! Granite Creek Park – Saturday 9/13

Come out and join Prescott Creeks on an invasive species removal spree on Saturday,9/13/2014 at Granite Creek Park. Meet at 8:30 am at the Granite Creek Park parking area off 6th Street and we’ll teach you about invasive weeds, why they’re the bad, and what you can do about them. We’ll spend some time pulling

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Improve the Watershed – Tomorrow 8/30 – Watson Woods

Join Prescott Creeks on an invasive species removal spree on Saturday, 8/30/2014 in Watson Woods. Meet at 8:30 am at the Rosser St. entrance and we’ll teach you about invasive weeds, why they’re the bad, and what you can do about them. We’ll spend a little while pulling some weeds then, we’ll spread native grass

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Dirt from the Field-March 2012

-March has been the month of learning, service, and the first signs of spring in Watson Woods.  Although our winter hasn’t produced precipitation like we had initially hoped, the warm weather has allowed us to have various groups of school children out at the Preserve, and we are still making great progress giving firewood out

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Dirt from the Field-February 2012

-Last month I discussed how APS donated a crew of 20 professional sawyers to cut a majority of the large, downed, woody debris at Watson Woods.  Since that time, we have made much progress in removing the firewood and getting it out to the community and those in need.  This has been an especially exciting

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Dirt from the Field-January 2012

-We have had lots of activity going on at Watson Woods this past month!  One thing that is especially exciting is that we are making significant progress in getting much of the large, downed, woody debris that has been scattered throughout Watson Woods since our forest fires in 1997 and 2005.  This past week (January

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Dirt from the Field-October 2011

So far so good-I have been working here at Prescott Creeks as the Field Projects Coordinator for almost 2 months, and I am already feeling a strong connection with Prescott.  My co-workers are great, I have met lots of cool people who are passionate about the environment, and I am beginning to understand the challenges

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Graphic Design Protects Creeks – In Memory of Bridget Reynolds

Last week we said a final good-bye to a good friend and steadfast supporter of Prescott Creeks Preservation Association. After a trying battle with cancer, Bridget Reynolds passed away in the early hours of September 18th, 2011 while with her family in Minnesota. Best known by many for her graphic design work with Prescott College

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Dirt From the Field – July 2011

Well, it’s July…monsoon time! As always, lots has been going on. For starters, there’s been the irrigation system in Watson Woods.  I really don’t know where to begin but it’s been an uphill battle to get water flowing to our trees.  I mentioned in my May blog post that we supply supplemental water to about

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Dirt From the Field – June 2011

June has arrived and it’s my favorite time of the year.  The solstice happens around the 21st and that means summer is here…finally!  Now I understand from some of you that it isn’t your favorite time because it’s “hot” but I love it because it’s not winter. Did I say that May wouldn’t be as

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The Importance of Cleaning Up Our Creeks

After getting back from spring break week in the North West, I’m a little water-jealous. I had to opportunity to view rivers as wide as our lakes flowing with snow-melt and spring rains. Prescott may not have the same sort of large, perennially flowing rivers, but we do have nine creeks and many tributaries throughout

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A Thank You to Our Volunteers and Supporters

Thank you to all of you who support our work at Prescott Creeks! We value your time, energy, donations, and kind words more than you know. Our goal is to do good, and we literally couldn’t do that without you. As an example, over the past two months volunteers have been working on the restoration

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Dirt from the Field: December, 2010

Whew! The planting is done!  Since last month’s post, lots of volunteers  took lots of cuttings (over 3,000!) and got them into water for soaking.  Fann Environmental and Natural Channel Design companies moved massive amounts of dirt and rock to recover from the damage caused by last year’s floods and also to make Granite Creek

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Volunteers Needed for Harvesting

Watson Woods Restoration continues throughout this winter. This November we are harvesting willows and cottonwoods that will be used to re-forest the riparian preserve. Volunteers are needed Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays throughout the month and will work from 9 am until 2 pm. To join a crew please Contact Us.

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