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 in place that are connected by an existing road/trail, all of which total to about 2 miles, shown in the attached map below. Now that the trails have been constructed, we are in the process of developing interpretive signs, informative signs, maps, brochures, and a new kiosk located at our future main entrance at Rosser St and Hwy 89.
The main goals of the system match the goals of Prescott Creeks: to protect wetland habitat while providing children, students, and adults with opportunities to learn about the environment. The trail itself will be somewhat primitive and will leave much of the Preserve in its natural state to allow refuge for wildlife. It is a great trail for bird watching, photography, and quiet reflection. As for the signs, we are currently working with The Watershed Company (Seattle), to design creative, fun, and informative signs that will be placed in various locations along the trail. Once the system is completely in place, we believe it will be a wonderful addition to the Prescott Community.
As always, we appreciate your support as we work to restore and protect Watson Woods Riparian Preserve. For additional information, questions, or if you are interested learning about ways to help, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.