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Bill's Newscast: Granite Creek is Cleaner Now!

07 May 2018  
400 people helped to clean up Granite Creek on April 21.

Watch for delays on Highway 89 in the Chino Valley area.

ADOT crews will be performing pavement preservation work on a 5 mile section of north and southbound 89 near the Highway 89A junction to Road 4 South in Chino Valley. Eighty-nine will be narrowed to 1 lane in each direction with partial closures. Flaggers will be directing traffic through the work zone during construction, which is scheduled for 7 am to 5 pm today and tomorrow. Meanwhile, on Highway 89 in Prescott, crews will be performing miscellaneous clean-up operations and installing landscape rock, signage and guardrails. The Constellation Trailhead parking lot won’t be accessible this week. Trail users are asked to park in the Phippen Museum parking lot. Work hours are 7 am to 7 pm today through Saturday.

The Granite Creek and Watson Woods Riparian areas are cleaner thanks to the efforts of volunteers.

Four hundred people participated in the Granite Creek Cleanup in Prescott on April 21st. Volunteers focused collection efforts in several locations within the Preserve to remove trash deposited by flood waters during the winter. Twenty tires were also removed from Granite Creek and its streams. Four sections of single and double track trails were also repaired within the Preserve. The estimated value of the work from volunteers totals almost 220 thousand dollars. During the 12 years that the Prescott Creeks organization has hosted the Cleanup, over 54 thousand people have removed over 47 tons of trash and debris from the creeks.

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