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Mysterious Streamflow

In Watson Woods Riparian Preserve, Granite Creek, and wetlands like the one pictured above filled with groundwater after months of drought. After decent monsoon rains, this past fall and early winter brought essentially no measurable precipitation until January 9th, 2018. To those who pay close attention to seasonal shifts and the ecological response to weather,

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Watson Woods Riparian Preserve 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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Trails at Watson Woods

As the cool autumn weather is in full swing, I am pleased to report that our new interpretive trail system in Watson Woods is becoming a reality, after months and months (and months) of planning. Thanks to the help of Susie Bragg, Chris Hosking, and the “Over the Hill Gang,” we now have 2 loops

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In-Lieu Fee Mitigation Program

Prescott Creeks is currently involved in a US Army Corps of Engineers, “In-Lieu Fee (ILF) Mitigation Program,” which represents another component of our on-going wetland and riparian conservation work. The ILF Program compensates for impacts to wetlands, waters, and riparian areas as authorized by the Clean Water Act, Section 404 Permitting Program.  As an ILF

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