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Watershed Planning and Restoration Program

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8th Annual Watershed Symposium at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center | Nov 19-21, 2014


New & NoteworthyStream Care Guide

Hot off the press! Announcing the new Stream Care Guide: A Handbook for Residents of Salt Lake County. This 57-page guide explores the basics of protecting water quality, streamside habitat, and property values. Creek Closeups explore the creeks of Salt Lake County.

Contact for a free copy of the Stream Care Guide. 

It is also available as a pdf, in two versions:

  1. Stream Care Guide, lower-res pdf (7.5mb)
  2. Stream Care Guide, hi-res pdf (150.6mb)
    *best for viewing the maps*


~New Salt Lake County handbook targets stream health,
Wasatch Water Review
, January 13, 2015,


~ Congratulations to the Jordan River Commission, Center for Documentary Expression and Art, and Salt Lake County Watershed on being recognized by EPA’s Office of Environmental Justice for the Urban Waters Grant!
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    What is the Watershed Planning and 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.