Granite Creek Cleanup
The 2015 Granite Creek Cleanup was Saturday April 18th, 2015.
Thanks to all the volunteers and sponsors, 2015 was another successful year of spring cleaning on the creeks!. Read our Executive Director's letter of thanks to all who participated. (http://hosted-p0.vresp.com/1812703/3aadf74fa3/ARCHIVE)
Volunteer Deb P. gives our photographer a dubioous look as she
displays some "Treasure" that was collected erroneously. It was
actually a piece of water quality monitoring gear just placed in the
creek the day before... We'll strive for better coordination next year.
Mark your calendar for the Granite Creek Cleanup 2016: Saturday April 23rd, 2016.
The 2015 Granite Creek Cleanup is Saturday April 18th, 2015.
We hope you will to join Prescott Creeks and 500+ of your community neighbors for a morning of fun and service to the creeks. (We'll even give you a cool t-shirt!)
On Saturday, April 18th, this family-friendly event will run from 9:00 to 11:00am. Registration and check-in begins at Granite Creek Park where participants will be assigned a particular area to focus on for collection. Compilation of the collected trash and junk will continue through the noon hour as the One Man’s Treasure artists demonstrate how to recycle, reuse and upscale the bounty from this year’s clean up.
Pre-registration is now closed. If you missed the deadline, not to worry. You can still join us at Granite Creek Park at 9 a.m. on Saturday.
Registered participants (pre-registered and day-of) receive a FREE event t-shirt along with food and snacks being provided. Come out and enjoy a morning of feel-good, family-friendly activities and the satisfaction of making a difference for our community.
Cleanup Sponsors make this event possible! Please take the opportunity to thank our sponsors for their leadership in achieving healthy watersheds and clean waters.
The 2014 Granite Creek Cleanup was Saturday April 19th, 2014
Here is what the 4/20/2014 Daily Courier's editorial had to say about the Cleanup (in context to Earth Day):
"...The biggest effort, as it is every year, is the Granite Creek clean-up event. Since 2007, Prescott Creeks and its band of volunteers have removed 36 tons - 36 tons! - of trash (glass bottles, tires, metal scraps, etc.) from local creeks, lakes and trails. And for good measure, much of that trash is recycled and turned into art as a way to turn something discarded into a unique creation - and to display as a reminder of the lessons of littering.
We all know Earth Day is not a one-day phenomenon. It is instead a reminder to re-focus ourselves and the generations to come through year-round advocacy, and a personal challenge to ask one another if we've done something beneficial for our world today.
*By the way, if you're interested in getting some that transformed art for yourself, on Saturday, May 3, check out the "One Man's Treasure Upcycled Art Auction" at the Prescott College Crossroads Center. Proceeds benefit Prescott Creeks."
We've attached the complete editorial below.
Click here to check out pictures from the 2014 Cleanup.
The announcement for 2014:
Photo by David Cottle
Pre-Registration available online.
Join us on Saturday, April 19, 2014, for the Granite Creek Cleanup. This annual event has removed 36 tons of trash from our area creeks, lakes, and trails since Prescott Creeks began hosting it in 2007. This year we expect to cover more miles and pull out even more trash, making the Prescott area a more beautiful, safe place for everyone to enjoy.
Start the morning with signing in, getting a map, t-shirt, bags, snack, and coffee. Then head to the creeks and seperate trash into true trash and possibly reusable trash. Finally, you're invited (but not required) to join us back at Granite Creek Park for more snack, music, and upcycled art.
Granite Creek Cleanup: making clean creeks fun for everyone.