The Get Into the River event is a collaborative effort seeking to highlight the Jordan River corridor, as well as bring our community together to conserve and celebrate this open space treasure. The event is planned and hosted by a broad network of counties, municipalities, and community partners.  Working together, we can collectively protect, restore and provide access to this natural resource for our community today, and the generations of tomorrow.

Did you know that the river corridor flows 51 miles from Utah Lake to the Great Salt Lake and hosts an array of wildlife, native plants and natural areas within the heart of our highly-urbanized Wasatch Front? Or, that the Jordan River Parkway has 45 miles of nearly continuous, non-motorized paved trail along the corridor, as well as equestrian trails, trailheads, parks, urban fisheries, golf courses and natural areas along the river?

  • Conservation Day – Thursday, May 12, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    The first day will include efforts to clean-up and restore areas trailside and in-river. Conservation activities include removing trash, pulling weeds, re-seeding areas with native grass seed and plants, pruning trees, removing graffiti and refreshing paint. Corporate and community volunteer teams will spend approximately four hours working along the Jordan River.
  • Festival Day – Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    On Festival Day, the public is invited to join in the fun by attending free festivals along the river. Municipalities along the Jordan River, with nonprofit organizations, are hosting celebration festivities to provide fun opportunities to learn more about the Jordan River.

Join us to highlight and celebrate the social, economic, and environmental amenities the Jordan River provides to the communities along the Wasatch Front!