boating jordan river cleanup & bank restoration

The WMC flatwater group, Legacy Nature Preserve, Utah Rivers Council, the Ocean Conservancy & REI are sponsoring a river cleanup along a two mile stretch of the Jordan River. We will help restore native ecosystems, reduce invasive weed species and clean up the banks of the Jordan in a behind-the-gates special event. Enthusiastic volunteers are needed! Tools will be provided, but appropriate clothing, footwear, and a healthy water supply are a must. All volunteers should wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants and closed toed shoes and bring a hat. Please leave your dogs at home to reduce potential impacts to migratory birds. All activities will take place from 9am - 3pm. To register please contact Dave Bastian at dave@utahrivers.org. 486-4776 This is a great opportunity for boaters to paddle a section of the Jordan River along the Legacy Bird Refuge (putting in at Center Street in North Salt Lake where we normally have to take out) and at the same time make a major contribution in helping to clean up the river. REI will be providing some boats, but we can make a big difference by bringing our own boats. Kayaks and canoes are both appropriate. The river has given us a summer of great paddling and now it is our turn to give back to the river. I particularly hope those of you who joined our evening trips will come out for this.

Level:FlatWater
Organizer:Marjorie Gendler
Phone:801-712-7890
Date:Sat Sep 20 2008
Meeting Place:Registration Required