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Oak Creek Watershed Council
June 15 2017
Come out to help us clean Oak Creek Canyon. With the rising numbers of people visiting Oak Creek, there is much more trash piling up throughout the canyon. We will meet at the Indian Gardens Market parking lot in Oak Creek Canyon, and separate into groups to cover a large portion of the Canyon. We will provide buckets, trash pickers, gloves, reflective vests, and trash bags. Please bring water and some comforatble shoes as we will be hiking by the creek at times. Afterwards we all meet back at Indian gardens, separate and weigh all the trash, then you are free to enjoy the creek. We usually grab a delicious sandwich at Indian Gardens afterwards as well. Please visit www.oakcreekwatershed.org for more information about our organization.
We had a great members meeting yesterday at Red Rock State Park. The round table was especially fun to see all that is happening in the watershed. Welcome to Red Mountain High School senior Abby Mann and ASU PhD student Amalia Handler who are planning research projects in Oak Creek. More to come. http://www.mpsaz.org/rmhs/staff/klgazda/biotech1/
A big thank you to the Rotary Club of Sedona Village, and all of our other awesome watershed stewards who gave their Memorial Day morning to cleaning up after a busy weekend in Oak Creek! Together we removed just over 73 pounds of trash from our precious watershed and recourses, but thanks to all of our volunteers, it felt like a nice easy way to give our thanks on this day of remembrance.
Managed to hide most of it with some clever angles before picking it up, yet something is still wrong with this picture. Can you spot the trash?
These Penstemons are in full bloom right now making for some very beautiful patches all around the canyon. Did you know the common name for a Penstemon is "Beards Tongue"? Despite it's tough name, and hardy nature, they can be sensitive to erosion, pollution, and irresponsible recreation.
In fact, there is a rare penstemon that only grows right here in our own back yard, Penstemon Clutei or Sunset Crater Beards Tongue. Native only to a limited area near Flagstaff! To find out more about your watershed and ways to participate head over to oakcreekwatershed.org!