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Watershed Planning and Restoration Program

New & Noteworthy

    1. CALL for SESSIONS | Watershed Symposium 2014
      Proposals due by August 31, 2014
    2. Congratulations to the Jordan River Commission (JRC), Center for Documentary Expression and Art (CDEA), and Salt Lake County Watershed on being recognized by EPA’s Office of Environmental Justice for the Urban Waters Grant! Special thanks to the CDEA for leading the school residencies that make up the core of this effort and the JRC for leading the effort behind the interactive website.
    3. Save the date for the Watershed Symposium 2014, November 19-21 at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center.

    4. We received great feedback on the 2013 Salt Lake County Watershed Symposium. Check out a summary of the online survey results.

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      What is the Watershed Planning & Restoration Program?

      The Salt Lake County Watershed Planning and Restoration Program was created in 1997 and has engaged in numerous restoration, assessment, and planning activities since its inception. The primary goals of the program include assessment and restoration of streams and other water resources in the Jordan River sub-basin, stewardship planning, and environmental education outreach.

      The scientific assessments and subsequent bioengineered restoration projects are carried out on a cooperative partnership basis with local municipalities, service districts and state/federal agencies. Notably, the program typically leverages local financial contributions with federal and state grants targeted at specific stream or lake restoration measures to accomplish its goals.

      Jordan River riverbank before restoration (Location: Walden Park in Murray, UT)

      Jordan River riverbank BEFORE restoration (Location: Walden Park in Murray, UT)


      Walden Park riverbank AFTER restoration!

      Walden Park riverbank AFTER restoration. Rubble and garbage cleaned up; steep slope graded into terraces and planted with native trees, shrubs and wildflowers.