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.
This project is available to all volunteers and is also 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 www.jordanrivercommission.com to view the scheduled project dates and RSVP your service date in the Events Calendar. All available work days will be on this calendar. Note: if less than 2 people sign up, the work day will be canceled. Note: Dedicated Hunters will not be given service credit for a canceled work day.
Project Dates: 7/29/15 from 6pm – 8pm (1800 No. & Redwood Rd.) 8/1/15 from 8:30am – 12:30pm (1800 No. & Redwood Rd.) 8/5/15 from 6pm – 8pm (1800 No. & Redwood Rd.) 8/11/15 from 6pm – 8pm (James Madison Park) 8/19/15 from 6pm – 8pm (James Madison Park) 8/29/15 from 8:30am – 12:30pm (James Madison Park) Locations: 1800 No. & Redwood Rd. *Meet in parking, then we will walk to specific location within the river corridor. Directions: From Salt Lake City: Take I-80 W from 400 S/University Blvd and 500 S/Cesar E. Chavez Blvd. Continue on I-80 W to 1700 W/Redwood Rd. Take exit 118 from I-80 W. Take exit 118 toward Utah State/Fairpark. Turn right onto 1700 W/Redwood Rd. *The parking lot is located on the west side of Redwood Rd. James Madison Park *Meet at James Madison Park, then we will walk to specific sites within the river corridor. From Salt Lake City: Take I-15 S to 3300 South (exit 303). Turn right onto 3300 South. *James Madison Park is located on the south side of 3300 South.
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