Education is an important piece of engaging Prescott College community, our creekside neighbors, and the larger Prescott community. To share information about the Butte Creek restoration efforts and watershed ecology, interpretive educational panels were designed. Two such interpretive panels are already installed, with plans for funding and installation of additional panels. The currently installed panels are located along the creek on campus.
Installation of interpretive panel March 2014
Ongoing revegetation efforts, in addition to geomorphology monitoring, continue with BCRC and student participation. Monitoring of the creek’s ecological health is necessary due to continual impacts from residential, commercial, and industrial development. Removal of nonnative plant species allows diversity in native riparian plants, which are also monitored to focus on supporting diversity and abundance of native species.
Continuing restoration work March 2014
The City of Prescott created the Greenways Trail System, which is approximately 1.5 miles of multi-use trails along Granite Creek and Miller Creek. These trails lead to downtown Prescott and Granite Creek Park. Heavy transportation use of these trails emphasizes the need for future expansions. The BCRC is currently collaborating with the City of Prescott to add Butte Creek to the Greenways Trail System. Continuing monitoring and measuring of pedestrian traffic patterns are an important part of protecting this riparian corridor.