Watson Woods Riparian Preserve Interpretive Program
Prescott Creeks (http://www.prescottcreeks.org)
New and refreshed interpretive materials with an updated look helped the Watson Woods Riparian Preserve in Prescott, AZ, improve educational opportunities for visitors. Five new interpretive signs, installed along two new loop trails, addressed stream restoration, groundwater monitoring, southwest rivers, cottonwood gallery forests, and a wildlife pond. At each entrance, a custom wood butterfly-roofed kiosk orients trail users with a large trail map. Colorful graphics draw interest to six updated signs throughout the City of Prescott; new layouts enhance reader understanding. Ten engraved metal plaques with hand-drawn botanical illustrations help visitors identify common native and non-native plants throughout the Preserve. A brochure, to be distributed off-site, attracts visitors to the Preserve and prepares them with rules, site history, and directions.
See a step-by-step walkthrough of designing these interpretive signs on our blog.