Originally Published: February 10, 2018 5:51 a.m.
How will the proposed Arizona Eco Development annexation impact popular trails and riparian habitat in the Granite Dells? What role can local residents play in ensuring protection of the ecological, hydrological, archaeological, historical, recreational, and aesthetic values of the unique 1.4 billion-year-old Granite Dells?
Find out when naturalist Walt Anderson presents “Granite Dells: A Threatened Community Resource,” from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Citizens Water Advocacy Group meeting at the Granite Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation building, 882 Sunset Ave., Prescott. Everyone is welcome.
Aided by Anderson’s spectacular photos of the area, he will describe the wildlife and open0space values of the riparian habitat along Granite Creek, below the Watson Lake Dam, and of the Peavine and Iron King Trails, which go through the heart of the Granite Dells. These trails and Granite Creek are threatened by a proposed subdivision development and diversion of water from the creek’s stream bed.
Anderson, a member of the faculty at Prescott College, teaches and advises on natural history, ecology, wildlife management, wetland ecology and management, interpreting nature through art and photography, ecotourism, and field biology. He lives in the Granite Dells and is active in efforts to preserve the area. For more information, call 928-445-4218, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.cwagaz.org.