The Jordan River Commission is working with the local governments and communities along the Jordan River Corridor to provide a forum for coordination of planning, restoration, and responsible development along the Jordan River corridor. This area provides critical habitat for a variety of wildlife including deer, fox, and many species of migratory birds and waterfowl. The area has been heavily infested with invasive Russian olive, tamarisk, thistle, hoary cress, and other invasive vegetation. These non-native plants provide very little habitat for wildlife and aggressively crowd out native plant species.
Project work needed on sites includes:
• Installation of native plant species in restoration pilot plots, • Installation and maintenance of fencing, • Digging out invasive thistle plants, • Helping to lead groups of other volunteers on the sites after going through a short training, • Removal of garbage, debris piles, and useless fencing.
Most Jordan River Commission restoration projects are eligible for Dedicated Hunter Credit. DH credit will be given for actual time spent on the sites completing projects, and for participating in volunteer leader trainings. Volunteers will be required to bring/wear their own work gloves, long pants, thick-soled boots. Volunteers are asked to bring their own shovels and/or loppers.
To sign up for this project, visit http://jordanrivercommission.com/volunteer to view and schedule your project dates. All available work days will be on this calendar. Note: if less than 2 people sign up, the work day will be canceled. Dedicated Hunters will not be given service credit for a canceled work day.
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