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Watershed Planning and Restoration Program

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        1. 7th Annual Purge Your Spurge, Sat May 3
          Got myrtle spurge? Get rid of it! Purge this nasty weed from your garden and win stuff! Raffle, free plants, waterwise plant sale, community weed pulls and more.
        2. We received great feedback on the 2013 Salt Lake County Watershed Symposium. Check out a summary of the results from our online survey!

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          What is the Watershed Planning & Restoration Program?

          The Salt Lake County Watershed Planning and Restoration Program was created in 1997 and has engaged in numerous restoration, assessment, and planning activities since its inception. The primary goals of the program include assessment and restoration of streams and other water resources in the Jordan River sub-basin, stewardship planning, and environmental education outreach.

          The scientific assessments and subsequent bioengineered restoration projects are carried out on a cooperative partnership basis with local municipalities, service districts and state/federal agencies. Notably, the program typically leverages local financial contributions with federal and state grants targeted at specific stream or lake restoration measures to accomplish its goals.

          Jordan River riverbank before restoration (Location: Walden Park in Murray, UT)

          Jordan River riverbank BEFORE restoration (Location: Walden Park in Murray, UT)

           

          Walden Park riverbank AFTER restoration!

          Walden Park riverbank AFTER restoration. Rubble and garbage cleaned up; steep slope graded into terraces and planted with native trees, shrubs and wildflowers.