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Volunteer Opportunities

Open Space Volunteers

Help Protect and Preserve Open Space Lands 

From March through October, there are an array of volunteer opportunities with Salt Lake County Open Space for individuals and groups of all ages and abilities interested in environmental stewardship. 

Check out our current options and contact us to set up an event or get involved!

Single Day Service Project

For single day events, please contact us two weeks ahead of your desired volunteer event. During summer months we recommend activities to take place in the morning or late afternoon to avoid exposure to high temperatures. We also recommend events last between two and three hours, and take place from Monday –Thursday. Some weekends may be available. 

Possible day activities: Removing myrtle spurge, planting native seeds and seedling, removing graffiti, cleaning up litter, and cutting down invasive trees like Russian olive and tamarisk. Let us know if you have a creative project idea for one of our open space sites. 

Adopt-an-Open SpaceSign- Love This Land, Lend a Hand

Through this free program, a group or an organization can adopt an open space area of any size to restore, revitalize, and maintain. We request that groups conduct at least one project at their adopted site per quarter, and have members of the group occasionally hike the area outside of scheduled events to help us keep an eye on how things are going.

 

Get into the River

Get into the River is an annual festival filled with community events focused on celebrating and restoring the Jordan River.  Want to sponsor a Get into the River event? Or possibly schedule a volunteer event during the festival? Let us know!

For more information about the festival, visit www.getintotheriver.org.

 

Eagle Scout Projects

We welcome highly motivated Eagle Scouts to assist us in Open Space projects.

Possible Eagle Scout projects: building benches, building informational kiosks at trail heads, putting up beaver cages around cottonwoods on the Jordan River, and leading a conservation project (removal of invasive plants and replacing them with natives).

We would love to hear your unique proposals as well!  Contact James with project ideas or questions at jtyoung@slco.org.