In-River: 1700 South to 300 South
- Posted on April 6, 2015
- in 2016 In-River Conservation Projects
Community Event – Thanks for volunteering! There are no open volunteer spots remaining.
Arrive by 1:00 pm on May 12, 2016. Plan on 4 hours on the river.
Volunteers will park at the boat take out located at Alzheimer’s Park, 300 South 1200 West, Salt Lake City in Salt Lake County. Splore will shuttle the volunteers, in provided cars, to the boat put in at Glendale Park/ Seven Peaks, 1700 South 1150 West, Salt Lake City in Salt Lake County. The clean-up will move downstream (north) until 300 South. The take out will occur at 300 South and 1200 West in Salt Lake City, where cars are located.
Please join the Splore and the Division of Forestry, Fires, and State Lands for the In-River Conservation Day at the annual Get Into The River Festival. First time paddlers will be taught a quite lesson in some simple paddle strokes and a chance to practice them before starting down the river. This project will consist of pulling garbage out of the Jordan River, while gaining an understanding of restoration efforts happening along the whole river corridor. Volunteers will learn why they are cleaning the river, what people have done and are doing to restore the river, and how the goals of ecosystem restoration are planned to be accomplished. At the end of the day, volunteers will learn the basics of canoeing and a knowledge of place centered around the Jordan River.
Volunters should wear
- Clothes that are okay to get wet and dirty
- Water Sandals (no flip flops)
- Rain gear if it looks rainy
What to bring
- Completed Volunteer Agreement
- Refillable water bottle
- Sense of adventure and pride
We will provide
- Trash Bags
- Life jackets
- A shuttle back to cars
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