Public Lands Day

On September 26th the Coconino National Forest, together with multiple partners, co-hosted an event celebrating National Public Lands Day.

The event included a volunteer service project enlarging the beach areas of Upper Lake Mary by spreading gravel in between boat ramps.

Willow Bend had a table with fun interactive activities including a watershed model complete with snow, rain, dams, houses, and animals. The model demonstrates how water flows in and out of the watershed. Kids had a great time putting snow on the peaks and melting it down the slopes with spray bottles, creating dams with clay to divert water to farms, and dropping cars into overflowing canals. We had a great opportunity to talk to other organizations in Flagstaff and inform local residents about Willow Bend’s programs and events.