Prescott Chapter evening programs have been suspended until further notice. We hope to resume field trips and other special events in 2021.
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Walnut Meadow Work Days
We continue our work to maintain the lovely Walnut Meadow at the Highlands Center for Natural History (HCNH). Plant diversity in the meadow has greatly increased and the monsoonal storms (when we get them) bring lush native grasses and wildflowers to the meadow. A typical work party lasts 1 1/2 to 2 hours and usually consists of removing and bagging non-native plants. Bring gloves and water. Shovels and some clippers will be provided. Not all jobs require digging – bagging and clipping of plant material is also needed. This project is a joint effort of members of Prescott Audubon, HCNH, Yavapai County Master Gardeners, and the Prescott Chapter of the AZ Native Plant Society. You will be asked to sign a waiver for the Highlands Center for Natural History, as the work is being done in their special use area. If interested in helping, please contact Sue Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 408-507-7706.
Grapevine Botanical Area Plant Collecting
Join us in our continuing plant collection efforts in the Grapevine Botanical Area of the Prescott National Forest near Mayer. We may hike up to 6 miles with elevation change that is steep in a few locations. The trail is rough and damaged after the Goodwin Fire so hiking boots are recommended. We usually carpool from a designated place in Prescott. The last mile or so of the drive is a very rough dirt road in places, which usually produces Arizona pin-striping, and high clearance is necessary. If we have more interest than capable vehicles we can walk from the parking area, which does not require a tough high clearance vehicle, but adds 1.25 miles of walking each way. If interest in helping, please contact Sue Smith at email@example.com or call 408-507-7706.
Posted on Oct 03, 2020
In January 2020, prior to the COVID-19 restrictions, board members Sue Smith and Sue Arnold, and chapter member Phil Smith, toured Arcosanti near Cordes Junction and met with their ecologist. The Cosanti Foundation owns 800 acres of land, including a section of the Agua Fria and its riparian habitat. They are very interested in pursuing restoration and conservation efforts for this land. After our visit, our board members voted to make a donation to the Cosanti Foundation to assist with the creation of a pollinator garden on the Arcosanti grounds. We look forward to seeing what develops!
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