Trailside: Big Bend Restoration Area
- Posted on February 1, 2015
- in 2016 Trailside Conservation Projects
Trailblazer Sponsor: Rocky Mountain Power
Arrive by 8:45 am on May 12, 2016. Work will begin at 9 am, and end at 11 am.
The project will take place at 9000 South 950 West, West Jordan, UT 84088 in Salt Lake County. Head west on 9000 South through the 700 West intersection. Do not pass the large power substation down the road on your right. Turn right (north) off of 9000 South and onto an access road at approximately the center of the power substation. Park on the access road that parallels 9000 South on the north side of the road. Parking is limited so volunteers please carpool. Volunteers will be lead back into the restoration work site.
Please join West Jordan and the Utah Reclamation Mitigation and Conservation Commission for the Trailside Conservation Day at the annual Get Into The River Festival. Volunteers will be asked to remove garbage from the Jordan River Parkway and river corridor and remove any invasive species by digging or pulling them out and bagging them in provided trash bags. Volunteers may also be asked to spread native grass seed and wildflowers in bare areas or help protect trees to prevent deer and beaver damage by wrapping them with wire fencing. 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 Jordan River Parkway metrics and etiquette and, native flora and fauna on the site, and a knowledge of Jordan River-based ecological restoration practices.
Volunteers should wear
- Long pants
- Long-sleeved shirt
- Closed-toe shoes (sturdy and okay to get muddy)
- Rain gear if it looks rainy
What to bring
- Completed Volunteer Agreement
- Wheel barrow (optional)
- Hoe (optional)
- Hard Rake (optional)
- Lunch (optional)
- Sense of adventure and pride
We will provide
- Trash Bags
Eric McCulley | eric.mcculley@