Watershed Planning and Restoration Program
Join us for the 2014 Salt Lake County Watershed Symposium!
November 19-21, 2014
The Jordan River Commission's Rooftop to River: Tools for Watershed Protection is offered in conjunction with the Watershed Symposium this year. Full-day training on November 21, taught by national experts David Hirschman and Bill Stack from the Center for Watershed Protection.
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 & 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)
Walden Park riverbank AFTER restoration. Rubble and garbage cleaned up; steep slope graded into terraces and planted with native trees, shrubs and wildflowers.