Creek Care Guide
Most of Prescott lies in the Granite Creek Watershed, named for Granite Creek which flows through downtown Prescott and fills Watson Lake. Our many local waterways contribute to the beauty of this region, enhance our quality of life, and attract visitors. Whether we live or work in town or in the surrounding rural environs, many of our daily activities can affect surface water quality. Creek Care: Your Stewardship Guide to the Granite Creek Watershed offers practical tips on creek-friendly practices that will help keep our creeks, lakes, and community healthy— starting at your home or business.
It covers topics such as: Storm Sewer vs. Sanitary Sewer; Pollution Pathways; Yard and Pasture Maintenance; Drainage; Erosion Prevention; Riparian Areas; Native Vegetation; Septic Maintenance; and Local Codes, Ordinances, and Permitting.
The Guide is a small, full-color booklet that features the photographs of local photographer and naturalist, Walt Anderson.
15,000 booklets were mailed to residents of the City of Prescott and surrounding unincorporated Yavapai County in February 2012. Copies are available at the Prescott Creeks office, City of Prescott, Yavapai County, University of Arizona Cooperative Extension’s Yavapai County office, Prescott Chamber of Commerce, as well as local businesses.
This project was funded by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality through the Targeted Watershed Improvement Plan Grant program and contributions from the City of Prescott. Special recognition goes out to Walt Anderson and University of Arizona Cooperative Extension's Yavapai County office for providing technical reviews.