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Watershed Planning and Restoration Program

New & Noteworthy

2015 Survey Topline Results

With record attendance and excellent reviews in the follow-up survey, we're calling it...2015 was a great year for the Watershed Symposium!



Watershed Watch NewsletterCheck out the latest issue of our Watershed Watch newsletter!


Visit myjordanriver.orgVisit, the mobile app that turns the Jordan River Parkway  Trail into a nature center without walls!  



Stream Care Guide: A Handbook for Residents of Salt Lake County.  This 57-page guide reviews the basics of protecting water quality, streamside habitat, and property values. Creek Closeups explore the creeks of Salt Lake County in more detail.

Stream Care Guide (7.5mb pdf)Streams are dynamic ecosystems that provide water resources, floodwater pathways, wildlife habitat, and recreational opportunities. The healthier our streams, the better able they are to provide all of these important functions.

Improving the health of streams and water quality in Salt Lake County is the ultimate goal of the guide.

  1. Small file pdf (7.5mb)
  2. Large file, hi-res pdf (150.6mb)
    *best for viewing the maps*

For a free copy of the guide, contact Lynn at 

New Salt Lake County handbook targets stream health, Wasatch Water Review, January 2015



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What is the Watershed Planning and 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.