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Seven Creeks | Walk Series - Mill Creek Confluence
Jun
29
9:15 am09:15

Seven Creeks | Walk Series - Mill Creek Confluence

  • Mill Creek Confluence

Purpose

The Seven Creeks | Walk Series, in partnership with the Center for the Living City, ArtsBridge America, and the Jordan River Commission, engages local residents in walking conversations and collaborative action along buried and impaired reaches of the seven canyon creeks. Participants observe and share stories, insights, and visions to explore ways to better manage, restore, and love these waterways. By combining elements of ecological restoration, art and expression, and the spoken word, this program seeks to build community support and awareness to uncover and restore our buried and impair creeks.

 

Group

Refugee Youth Program

 

Project

Jane Jacobs Walk: A Walking Conversation + Service Project

 

What to be ready for

  • Participate for allotted time
  • Participate in rain or shine
  • Walk a mile on uneven surfaces
  • Carry loads of up to 50 lbs, depending on capability
  • Participate in various activities, including but not limited to invasive species removal, garbage cleanup, painting, and conversation
  • Learn about the hydrology of the Salt Lake Valley
  • Sign liability waiver in advance of event 

 

What to bring

  • Long pants, closed-toe shoes, hat, and sunglasses
  • Necessary medications or precautions for allergies, etc.
  • Sunblock
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Rain jacket
  • Signed Volunteer Contract (if under 18)
Summer Series - When Women Were Birds
Aug
17
Aug 19

Summer Series - When Women Were Birds

  • Bend-in-the-River

Dance and ecology meet in a summer performance series celebrating hydrology!

loveDANCEmore and Seven Canyons Trust join forces to create a series of unique dance interventions.

When Women Were Birds interweaves ecology, nostalgia, and womanhood, inviting audiences to journey through Terry Tempest William’s iconic book at the Bend-in-the-River. 

Directors:

Liz Ivkovich, Alysia Ramos, ChingI Chang Bigelow, and Ashley Anderson.

Performers:

Ai Fuji Nelson, Peter Larsen, Yebel Gallagos, Liz Ivkovich, and Dana Levy.


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Three Creeks Confluence - Community Celebration
Jun
24
10:00 am10:00

Three Creeks Confluence - Community Celebration

  • 819 W 1300 S Salt Lake City, UT, 84104 United States

Join us to celebrate the Three Creeks Confluence with the Glendale neighborhood!

Local artists, Wendy Wischer and John Mack, will place a new public art installation, Where the Waters Meet, to commemorate the Three Creeks Confluence! Show off your moves in an open improvisation dance jam with loveDANCEmore. Express yourself through poetry, song, or story during an open mic. Learn about local organizations and causes at outreach tables.

This event is FREE and open to the everyone. Food and drink will be supplied!

Wendy Wischer and John Mack's proposed Three Creeks Wayfinding Installation, Where the Waters Meet.

Wendy Wischer and John Mack's proposed Three Creeks Wayfinding Installation, Where the Waters Meet.

 

Funders

 

Partners


The Three Creeks Confluence involves the restoration of the combined convergence of three underground creeks – Red Butte, Emigration, and Parley’s Creeks – and the Jordan River. This project began as the first phase and centerpiece of the Trust’s, 100 Years of Daylighting. With assistance from Salt Lake City and the Jordan River Commission, this project has become a reality with $1.2 million funding secured and construciton slated for Winter 2018.

Seven Creeks | Walk Series - Folsom Corridor
Jun
9
9:00 am09:00

Seven Creeks | Walk Series - Folsom Corridor

  • Mestizo Coffee House

Purpose

The Seven Creeks | Walk Series, in partnership with the Center for the Living City, ArtsBridge America, and the Jordan River Commission, engages local residents in walking conversations and collaborative action along buried and impaired reaches of the seven canyon creeks. Participants observe and share stories, insights, and visions to explore ways to better manage, restore, and love these waterways. By combining elements of ecological restoration, art and expression, and the spoken word, this program seeks to build community support and awareness to uncover and restore our buried and impair creeks.

 

Group

University of Utah

 

Project

Jane Jacobs Walk: A Walking Conversation

 

What to be ready for

  • Participate for allotted time
  • Participate in rain or shine
  • Walk a mile on uneven surfaces
  • Carry loads of up to 50 lbs, depending on capability
  • Participate in various activities, including but not limited to invasive species removal, garbage cleanup, painting, and conversation
  • Learn about the hydrology of the Salt Lake Valley
  • Sign liability waiver in advance of event 

 

What to bring

  • Long pants, closed-toe shoes, hat, and sunglasses
  • Necessary medications or precautions for allergies, etc.
  • Sunblock
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Rain jacket
  • Signed Volunteer Contract (if under 18)
Mill Creek Confluence - First Saturday Project
Jun
3
9:00 am09:00

Mill Creek Confluence - First Saturday Project

  • Mill Creek Confluence

Join the Seven Canyons Trust, Jordan River Commission, and TreeUtah to keep 1,500 thirsty trees alive!

On April 29, the Seven Canyons Trust, Mark Miller Subaru, TreeUtah, and Hawkwatch International planted 1,500 native seedlings at the Mill Creek Confluence. Now, it's up to us to give these trees the best chance at survival. Please join us to water the newly planted native trees, learn about your local hydrology and ecology, and give back to the community.

What to be ready for

  • Participate for allotted time

  • Participate in rain or shine

  • Walk a mile on uneven surfaces

  • Carry loads of up to 50 lbs, depending on capability

  • Participate in various activities, including but not limited to invasive species removal and garbage clean-up

  • Learn about the hydrology of the Salt Lake Valley

  • Sign liability waiver in advance of event 

 

What to bring

  • Long pants, closed-toe shoes, hat, and sunglasses

  • Necessary medications or precautions for allergies, etc.

  • Sunblock

  • Reusable Water Bottle

  • Rain jacket

  • Signed Volunteer Contract (if under 18)

Summer Series - There Were Trees
May
25
7:00 pm19:00

Summer Series - There Were Trees

  • Three Creeks Confluence

Dance and ecology meet in a summer performance series celebrating hydrology!

loveDANCEmore and Seven Canyons Trust join forces to create a series of unique dance interventions.

Follow Danceband Banddance, a local dance and music duo comprised of Allison Shir and Carly Schaub, through the Three Creeks Confluence in their new show, There Were Trees.

Guest performances by students from the University of Utah's University Neighborhood Partner Hartland Partnership Center program for Youth Theatre and Dance and students from the REFUGES after-school program at the University of Utah’s Center for Science and Math Education.

Parking is available along 1300 South east of 900 West.


- Sponsors -

Folsom Corridor - Trail Clean-up
May
23
5:00 pm17:00

Folsom Corridor - Trail Clean-up

  • Folsom Trail

Join us to clean-up a problem section along the proposed Folsom Trail with Restore North Temple and the Fairpark Community Council!

The Folsom Trail easement (approximately 46 N) adjacent to the train tracks on 600 West is plagued with trash. Please join us for a two hour clean-up of the area. Salt Lake City Police Department and Salt Lake County Health will be on-hand. Together we can make a difference in cleaning up the community, while learning about long-term efforts to uncover the waters of City Creek through the corridor adjacent to a mixed-use trail.

*Note: Due to the presence of potentially dangerous materials, this clean-up is not kid-friendly.

What to be ready for

  • Participate for allotted time

  • Participate in rain or shine

  • Walk a mile on uneven surfaces

  • Carry loads of up to 50 lbs, depending on capability

  • Participate in various activities, including but not limited to invasive species removal and garbage clean-up

  • Learn about the hydrology of the Salt Lake Valley

  • Sign liability waiver in advance of event 

 

What to bring

  • Long pants, closed-toe shoes, hat, and sunglasses

  • Leather gloves

  • Tools - shovels, rakes, etc.

  • Necessary medications or precautions for allergies, etc.

  • Sunblock

  • Reusable Water Bottle

  • Rain jacket


The two-mile Folsom Trail will create a safe, comfortable connection for families and residents on the west-side to employment and services in Downtown Salt Lake City. An underground culvert – containing City Creek overflows from the North Temple culvert – flows through the corridor. Through the daylighting of City Creek adjacent to the trail, the project will improve the environmental and public health of the area by alleviating water quality impairments, improving access to nature, and mitigating flooding concerns.

2017 Range 2 River Relay
May
13
10:00 am10:00

2017 Range 2 River Relay

  • Utah State Fairpark - Park'n'Ride

About the Event

An active transportation team relay to explore the conditions of the Salt Lake valley’s waterways, from pristine headwaters to buried creeks and channelized canal to meandering river.

Teams will consist of a biker, boater, and runner. Participants will race from the Wasatch Mountains to the Jordan River – range to river. The first teammate will follow City Creek via bikes donated by GREENbike, continuing as the creek gets buried underground. This leg will end at the creek’s confluence with the Jordan River, the historic Utah State Fairpark property. The second teammate will boat the Jordan River northward with canoes donated by Splore. Participants will follow the river as it transforms from a channelized canal to a meandering, healthy river. The Jordan River Trail will be utilized for the final stretch of the race. The final teammate will run past native riparian vegetation, as well as invasive invaders. 

Come learn about local causes and enjoy eats and drinks at the Finish Line Celebration. Spectators can watch as participants finish the bike leg, start the boat leg, or come into the finish line on the running leg. Competitors can cheer on their teammates as they finish the race. Make sure to stay for the crowning of this years’ Range 2 River Relay champions!

 

Course

Click here for the course.

  • Bike: 3.6 miles; starting at City Creek Canyon Trailhead ending at Fairpark.
  • Boat: 3.3 miles; starting at Fairpark ending at 1800 N Take-Out.
  • Run: 3.4 miles; starting at 1800 N Take-Out ending at Fairpark.

 

Results

  1. The Tijuana Mama's - 83:08

  2. Team Urkel - 86:24

  3. Bockholt - 86:32

  4. Las Langostas - 87:49

  5. Hermit Thurshes - 87:53

  6. Wannabies - 93:52

  7. The Rage Brigade - 97:38

  8. Cash Me Outside - 97:39

  9. Watershed Warriors - 98:25

  10. River Rats - 108:52

  11. Side Effects May Include - 142:26

 

Photos

 

Sponsors

Planning Partners

Seven Creeks | Walk Series - Three Creeks Confluence
May
3
9:30 am09:30

Seven Creeks | Walk Series - Three Creeks Confluence

  • Three Creeks Confluence

Purpose

The Seven Creeks | Walk Series, in partnership with the Center for the Living City, ArtsBridge America, and the Jordan River Commission, engages local residents in walking conversations and collaborative action along buried and impaired reaches of the seven canyon creeks. Participants observe and share stories, insights, and visions to explore ways to better manage, restore, and love these waterways. By combining elements of ecological restoration, art and expression, and the spoken word, this program seeks to build community support and awareness to uncover and restore our buried and impair creeks.

 

Group

Horizonte Instruction and Training Center

 

Project

Jane Jacobs Walk: A Walking Conversation + Service Project

 

What to be ready for

  • Participate for allotted time
  • Participate in rain or shine
  • Walk a mile on uneven surfaces
  • Carry loads of up to 50 lbs, depending on capability
  • Participate in various activities, including but not limited to invasive species removal, garbage cleanup, painting, and conversation
  • Learn about the hydrology of the Salt Lake Valley
  • Sign liability waiver in advance of event 

 

What to bring

  • Long pants, closed-toe shoes, hat, and sunglasses
  • Necessary medications or precautions for allergies, etc.
  • Sunblock
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Rain jacket
  • Signed Volunteer Contract (if under 18)
Project Oxygen - Mill Creek Confluence
Apr
29
9:00 am09:00

Project Oxygen - Mill Creek Confluence

  • Mill Creek Confluence

Join TreeUtah, the Seven Canyons Trust, and HawkWatch International to plant 1,500 trees at the confluence of Mill Creek and the Jordan River, sponsored by Mark Miller Subaru!

What to be ready for

  • Participate for allotted time

  • Participate in rain or shine

  • Walk a mile on uneven surfaces

  • Carry loads of up to 50 lbs, depending on capability

  • Participate in various activities, including but not limited to invasive species removal and garbage cleanup

  • Learn about the hydrology of the Salt Lake Valley

  • Sign liability waiver in advance of event 

 

What to bring

  • Long pants, closed-toe shoes, hat, and sunglasses

  • Necessary medications or precautions for allergies, etc.

  • Sunblock

  • Reusable Water Bottle

  • Rain jacket

  • Signed Volunteer Contract (if under 18)

Seven Creeks | Walk Series - Mill Creek Confluence
Apr
28
9:00 am09:00

Seven Creeks | Walk Series - Mill Creek Confluence

  • Mill Creek Confluence

Purpose

The Seven Creeks | Walk Series, in partnership with the Center for the Living City, ArtsBridge America, and the Jordan River Commission, engages local residents in walking conversations and collaborative action along buried and impaired reaches of the seven canyon creeks. Participants observe and share stories, insights, and visions to explore ways to better manage, restore, and love these waterways. By combining elements of ecological restoration, art and expression, and the spoken word, this program seeks to build community support and awareness to uncover and restore our buried and impair creeks.

Group

Hawthorne Elementary

Project

Jane Jacobs Walk: A Walking Conversation

What to be ready for

  • Participate for allotted time
  • Participate in rain or shine
  • Walk a mile on uneven surfaces
  • Carry loads of up to 50 lbs, depending on capability
  • Participate in various activities, including but not limited to invasive species removal, garbage cleanup, painting, and conversation
  • Learn about the hydrology of the Salt Lake Valley
  • Sign liability waiver in advance of event 

What to bring

  • Long pants, closed-toe shoes, hat, and sunglasses
  • Necessary medications or precautions for allergies, etc.
  • Sunblock
  • Reusable Water Bottle
  • Rain jacket
  • Signed Volunteer Contract (if under 18)
Folsom Corridor Outreach
Apr
22
12:00 pm12:00

Folsom Corridor Outreach

  • 31 S 800 W Salt Lake City, UT, 84104 United States

University of Utah Westside Studio students want your input on the Folsom Corridor open space and trail connections! There will be food, an opportunity drawing, and various community organizations, including the Seven Canyons Trust. Topics include daylighting City Creek, community needs, and park recommendations.

This is a FREE event for all families and residents of Salt Lake City!


The Folsom Trail and daylighting of City Creek will create a direct, comfortable, and beautiful connection between underserved west-side neighborhoods to employment and services in Downtown Salt Lake City. Communities, separated by railroad tracks, two freeways, and a redeveloping industrial area, will be linked once again. By uncovering City Creek, the health of the community will be improved, alleviating water quality impairments and improving access to nature.

Seven Creeks | Walk Series - City Creek
Apr
13
8:30 am08:30

Seven Creeks | Walk Series - City Creek

  • Regents Street Obelisk

Purpose

The Seven Creeks | Walk Series, in partnership with the Center for the Living City, ArtsBridge America, and the Jordan River Commission, engages local residents in walking conversations and collaborative action along buried and impaired reaches of the seven canyon creeks. Participants observe and share stories, insights, and visions to explore ways to better manage, restore, and love these waterways. By combining elements of ecological restoration, art and expression, and the spoken word, this program seeks to build community support and awareness to uncover and restore our buried and impair creeks.

Group

University of Utah College of Humanities

Project

Jane Jacobs Walk: A Walking Conversation

What to be ready for

  • Participate for allotted time
  • Participate in rain or shine
  • Walk a mile on uneven surfaces
  • Carry loads of up to 50 lbs, depending on capability
  • Participate in various activities, including but not limited to invasive species removal, garbage cleanup, painting, and conversation
  • Learn about the hydrology of the Salt Lake Valley
  • Sign liability waiver in advance of event 

What to bring

  • Long pants, closed-toe shoes, hat, and sunglasses
  • Necessary medications or precautions for allergies, etc.
  • Sunblock
  • Reusable Water Bottle
  • Rain jacket
  • Signed Volunteer Contract (if under 18)
Seven Creeks | Walk Series - Three Creeks Confluence
Apr
11
4:00 pm16:00

Seven Creeks | Walk Series - Three Creeks Confluence

  • Three Creeks Confluence

Purpose

The Seven Creeks | Walk Series, co-hosted by the Center for the Living City, ArtsBridge America, and the Jordan River Commission, provides walking conversations along portions of the seven canyon creeks. Participants share stories, insights, visions, and any other relevant information with each other to explore ways to better manage, restore, cherish, and love our seven canyon creeks. Through urban interventions, participants visualizing these spots, calling for action through art, chalk, audio, and other forms of expression. By combining elements of ecological restoration, art and expression, and the spoken word, this program seeks to build community support and awareness around our lost urban waters, facilitating the future daylighting of over 21 miles of creeks.

Group

Hartland Community 4 Youth & Families

Project

Jane Jacobs Walk: A Walking Conversation

What to be ready for

  • Participate for allotted time
  • Participate in rain or shine
  • Walk a mile on uneven surfaces
  • Carry loads of up to 50 lbs, depending on capability
  • Participate in various activities, including but not limited to invasive species removal, garbage cleanup, painting, and conversation
  • Learn about the hydrology of the Salt Lake Valley
  • Sign liability waiver in advance of event 

What to bring

  • Long pants, closed-toe shoes, hat, and sunglasses
  • Necessary medications or precautions for allergies, etc.
  • Sunblock
  • Reusable Water Bottle
  • Rain jacket
  • Signed Volunteer Contract (if under 18)
Love, Protect Utah
Mar
30
5:00 pm17:00

Love, Protect Utah

  • A. Fisher Brewing Co.

Join the Seven Canyons Trust to Love, Protect Utah during Love Utah, Give Utah, the state's own giving day to raise millions to make Utah a better place to live, work, and play. Celebrate the revival of a Salt Lake City brewery, and support organizations working to protect Utah’s air, land, water, and wildlife! Enjoy brews from A. Fisher Brewing Co., bites from a local food truck, and tunes at this free event with HawkWatch International, HEAL Utah, Save Our Canyons, TreeUtah, Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment, and WildUtah Project. There will be excellent giveaways from the Porcupine Pub & Grille, the Dodo Restaurant, Momentum Climbing, and much more!

Guests must be 21 years or older. This is a FREE event so invite a friend, coworker or stranger to help raise awareness and funds for great causes.

Water Panel
Mar
29
3:00 pm15:00

Water Panel

  • University of Utah LNCO

Join University of Utah Environmental and Sustainability Studies to learn about water-related issues in the state of Utah and how to get involved with potential internship and job opportunities!

Panelists: 

Many University of Utah Environmental and Sustainability Studies students go on to work for non profit or environmental organizations, but do not know what to expect from the job. This event will be a great opportunity for students to learn about volunteer opportunities, as well as introduce future collaboration between students and organizations for potential careers. Snacks provided!

Seven Creeks | Walk Series - Emigration Creek
Mar
28
10:00 am10:00

Seven Creeks | Walk Series - Emigration Creek

  • Westminster College

Purpose

The Seven Creeks | Walk Series, co-hosted by the Center for the Living City, ArtsBridge America, and the Jordan River Commission, provides walking conversations along portions of the seven canyon creeks. Participants share stories, insights, visions, and any other relevant information with each other to explore ways to better manage, restore, cherish, and love our seven canyon creeks. Through urban interventions, participants visualizing these spots, calling for action through art, chalk, audio, and other forms of expression. By combining elements of ecological restoration, art and expression, and the spoken word, this program seeks to build community support and awareness around our lost urban waters, facilitating the future daylighting of over 21 miles of creeks.

Group

Westminster Environmental Studies

Project

Jane Jacobs Walk: A Walking Conversation

What to be ready for

  • Participate for allotted time
  • Participate in rain or shine
  • Walk a mile on uneven surfaces
  • Carry loads of up to 50 lbs, depending on capability
  • Participate in various activities, including but not limited to invasive species removal, garbage cleanup, painting, and conversation
  • Learn about the hydrology of the Salt Lake Valley
  • Sign liability waiver in advance of event 

What to bring

  • Long pants, closed-toe shoes, hat, and sunglasses
  • Necessary medications or precautions for allergies, etc.
  • Sunblock
  • Reusable Water Bottle
  • Rain jacket
  • Signed Volunteer Contract (if under 18)
Water Trivia
Mar
2
6:00 pm18:00

Water Trivia

  • Squatter's Brewing

Test your Wasatch water knowledge with the Seven Canyons Trust at Water Trivia! Grab a team of up to four friends, and head Downtown to Squatters Brewing on March 2nd at 6PM. Trivia will start at 7PM. If you plan to play, please register before the event and arrive 15 minutes early to get settled. Registration is not required if you do not plan to play. Everyone is welcome! Local micro-brews will be available for purchase and enjoy free appetizers, courtesy of Squatters Brewing. Enter to win one-of-a-kind Seven Canyons Trust x STAGE custom ski goggles. All proceeds will benefit the Trust’s mission to daylight and rehabilitate the seven canyon creeks of the Wasatch Range.

Guests must be 21 years or older. Join us for some water-themed trivia fun for a watershed cause!

 

Water Trivia - Team Registration

* SOLD OUT *

Community Design Charrette - Two
Dec
13
5:30 pm17:30

Community Design Charrette - Two

  • Tracy Aviary's Education Room

You're Invited! Come share thoughts, ideas, and visions in the second Community Design Charrette of the Herman Franks Park Emigration Creek Daylighting Project!

Did you know Emigration Creek runs underground through Herman Franks Park?

The Seven Canyons Trust seeks to daylight, or uncover, over 1,000 feet of Emigration Creek at the perimeter of the park to activate the space between the baseball diamonds and the surrounding roads. The restored creek channel will create a beautiful backdrop for the current uses at the park, without disrupting them in any way. By harnessing the history of place – where the creek once flowed freely through this neighborhood – we can pay homage to the hydrology that sustained the settlement of our valley.

The Seven Canyons Trust has secured an in-kind donation of $50,000 from Bockholt Landscape Architecture and support from the Franks Family Foundation to assist with creating a community-based design vision to daylight Emigration Creek. The Community Design Charrette - Two will be the final community workshop to gather residents' thoughts, ideas, and visions on two design concepts. With this information, we can create a responsive design and plan for this exciting, restorative addition to the park.

Free food and refreshments will be available!

#GivingTuesday
Nov
22
Nov 29

#GivingTuesday

Celebrate with Seven Canyons Trust on Tuesday, November 29. #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. The time is now to begin healing and repairing our hydrology! Pledge your support to daylight the 21 miles of buried creeks in the Salt Lake valley. Close the year by contributing to our 100-year vision!

Here are three ways to get involved:

Donate

Chip in your support to the Seven Canyons Trust's 100-year vision and its projects, such as the Three Creeks Confluence, Herman Franks Park, or the Seven Creeks | Walk Series. Each donor will receive a coupon to Vive Juicery and Dose SLC Coffee and Food Truck, along with three entries in our opportunity drawing.

Support

Support the local businesses that rely on our seven creeks. On November 29, Dose SLC will donate 10% of their overall proceeds and Vive Juicery will donate a portion of the proceeds of their Hydrator drink. Without the clean mountain runoff from the Wasatch Mountains into our seven canyon creeks, we wouldn't be able to enjoy a cold-pressed juice or early-morning cup of joe. Stop by, order a drink, and get to know the people that run these fantastic businesses.

Share

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, and share our posts about #GivingTuesday. If you start following one of our pages and share a #GivingTuesday post, you will receive one entry in our opportunity drawing. One share on social media can mean up to $25 extra to a campaign.

Opportunity drawing items include: 

  • Dose SLC Bundle: coffee thermos, socks, buy-one-get-one-free coupon, and stickers ($40 value)
  • Vive Juicery Bundle: Three juice sampling and coupon
  • REI Stowaway camping chair ($45 value)
  • REI National Parks Service mug ($15 value)
  • REI National Parks Service water bottle ($40 value)
  • REI Flash day pack ($40 value)
Community Design Charrette - One
Nov
18
5:30 pm17:30

Community Design Charrette - One

  • Tracy Aviary's Education Room

You're Invited! Come share thoughts, ideas, and visions in the first Community Design Charrette of the Herman Franks Park Emigration Creek Daylighting Project!

Did you know Emigration Creek runs underground through Herman Franks Park?

The Seven Canyons Trust seeks to daylight, or uncover, over 1,000 feet of Emigration Creek at the perimeter of the park to activate the space between the baseball diamonds and the surrounding roads. The restored creek channel will create a beautiful backdrop for the current uses at the park, without disrupting them in any way. By harnessing the history of place – where the creek once flowed freely through this neighborhood – we can pay homage to the hydrology that sustained the settlement of our valley.

The Seven Canyons Trust has secured an in-kind donation of $50,000 from Bockholt Landscape Architecture and support from the Franks Family Foundation to assist us with creating a community-based design vision to daylight Emigration Creek. The Community Design Charrette - One will be part of a series of two community workshops to gather residents' thoughts, ideas, and visions. With this information, we can create a responsive design and plan for this exciting, restorative addition to the park.

Free food and refreshments will be available!

10th Annual Salt Lake County Watershed Symposium
Nov
15
Nov 16

10th Annual Salt Lake County Watershed Symposium

  • Utah Cultural Celebration Center

Free and open to all, the Watershed Symposium encourages a comprehensive review of the current state of the Jordan Watershed while creating learning and networking opportunities for a broad array of stakeholders. Sessions cover a broad range of topics on water quality and watershed issues with local, regional, and national relevance. 

Hosted annually by the Salt Lake County Watershed Planning and Restoration Program, this event brings together personnel from state, federal, tribal, and municipal governments; the private sector; the public; academia; environmental groups; and local watershed organizations.

Contact Lynn Berni for more information: email or 385-468-6643

Seven Creeks | Walk Series - Three Creeks Confluence
Oct
28
1:30 pm13:30

Seven Creeks | Walk Series - Three Creeks Confluence

  • Three Creeks Confluence

PURPOSE

The Seven Creeks | Walk Series, co-hosted by the Center for the Living City, ArtsBridge America, and the Jordan River Commission, provides walking conversations along portions of the seven canyon creeks. Participants share stories, insights, visions, and any other relevant information with each other to explore ways to better manage, restore, cherish, and love our seven canyon creeks. Through urban interventions, participants visualizing these spots, calling for action through art, chalk, audio, and other forms of expression. By combining elements of ecological restoration, art and expression, and the spoken word, this program seeks to build community support and awareness around our lost urban waters, facilitating the future daylighting of over 21 miles of creeks.

GROUP

Girl Scouts

PROJECT

Jane Jacobs Walk: A Walking Conversation

WHAT TO BE READY FOR

  • Participate for alloted time
  • Participate in rain or shine
  • Walk a mile on uneven surfaces
  • Carry loads of up to 50 lbs, depending on capability
  • Participate various activities, including but not limited to invasive species removal, garbage cleanup, painting, and conversating
  • Learn about the hydrology of the Salt Lake Valley
  • Sign liability waiver in advance of event 

WHAT TO BRING

  • Long pants, closed-toe shoes, hat, and sunglasses
  • Necessary medications or precautions for allergies, etc.
  • Sunblock
  • Reusable Water Bottle
  • Rain jacket
  • Signed Volunteer Contract (if under 18)
Seven Creeks | Walk Series - Emigration Creek
Oct
25
10:00 am10:00

Seven Creeks | Walk Series - Emigration Creek

  • Westminster College

PURPOSE

The Seven Creeks | Walk Series, co-hosted by the Center for the Living City, ArtsBridge America, and the Jordan River Commission, provides walking conversations along portions of the seven canyon creeks. Participants share stories, insights, visions, and any other relevant information with each other to explore ways to better manage, restore, cherish, and love our seven canyon creeks. Through urban interventions, participants visualizing these spots, calling for action through art, chalk, audio, and other forms of expression. By combining elements of ecological restoration, art and expression, and the spoken word, this program seeks to build community support and awareness around our lost urban waters, facilitating the future daylighting of over 21 miles of creeks.

GROUP

Westminster Environmental Studies

PROJECT

Jane Jacobs Walk: A Walking Conversation

WHAT TO BE READY FOR

  • Participate for alloted time
  • Participate in rain or shine
  • Walk a mile on uneven surfaces
  • Carry loads of up to 50 lbs, depending on capability
  • Participate various activities, including but not limited to invasive species removal, garbage cleanup, painting, and conversating
  • Learn about the hydrology of the Salt Lake Valley
  • Sign liability waiver in advance of event 

WHAT TO BRING

  • Long pants, closed-toe shoes, hat, and sunglasses
  • Necessary medications or precautions for allergies, etc.
  • Sunblock
  • Reusable Water Bottle
  • Rain jacket
  • Signed Volunteer Contract (if under 18)
Three Creeks Confluence - Community Celebration
Sep
17
10:00 am10:00

Three Creeks Confluence - Community Celebration

  • Across 900 West from Three Creeks Confluence

Join us on September 17th, from 10AM to 1PM, to celebrate our Three Creeks Confluence project!

Celebrate with the Seven Canyons Trust, Jordan River Commission, ArtsBridge America, Center for the Living City, and Glendale Community CouncilThis project will mark the beginnings of the healing and repairing of our hydrology by uncovering the 21 miles of underground creeks in the Salt Lake valley. Assist with the painting a meandering creek channel over-top the underground culvert. Build a chalkboard public-art piece to gather additional community input on the Three Creeks Confluence project. Sample local food from Salt Lake City's west-side and learn about other community organizations doing amazing work in the neighborhood. Participate in our Seven Creeks | Walk Series and become an activist for your local hydrology!

 

INTERVENTION 1 - CREEK CHALK CHANNEL

Participants will paint a creek overtop the culvert at the project and illustrate ideas and visions within the channel, providing a canvas for creative expression.

 

INTERVENTION 2 - CHALKBOARD VISIONING

A chalkboard visioning installation -- with prompts, such as “I envision my neighborhood as” -- will allow residents to provide project visions on-site.


Three Creeks Confluence is the first phase of the Seven Canyons Trust’s 100 Years of Daylighting vision. It is the restoration of the underground confluence of three urban creeks (Red Butte, Emigration, and Parley’s Creeks) and the Jordan River, creating connection in an underserved neighborhood, a green infrastructure component to treat stormwater, and the naturalization of an important riparian area. Since its inception, the Seven Canyons Trust has successfully partnered with Salt Lake City to bring this project from a concept to the verge of reality with the majority of funding secured and widespread community support.

Three Creeks Park - Public Workshop #3
Aug
30
5:00 pm17:00

Three Creeks Park - Public Workshop #3

  • Glendale Library

Salt Lake City Parks & Public Lands has kicked-off the planning process for a unique natural area along Jordan River in the Glendale neighborhood. The Three Creeks project area is located where three major tributaries (Red Butte Creek, Emigration Creek, and Parleys Creek) join the Jordan River.

This project is focused on improving the natural environment and providing new user amenities to enhance community interaction with this local asset. Project goals include: Improving and expanding green infrastructure; Expanding and improving transportation options; Enhancing ecological values and improving water quality; and creating community connections to the river and interpret the site’s significance.

PROJECT LOCATION

 

Three Creeks Park | Project Calender

ACTIVITY
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
Coordinate project and public meetings
X
X
X
X
X
X
Analyze the site and assess conditions
X
X
X
Develop desirable design concepts
X
X
X
Public workshops and outreach
X
X
X
Stakeholder committee workshop and outreach
X
X
X
Prepare final construction plan
X
X
X

This project originated in the Seven Canyons Trust's 100 YEARS OF DAYLIGHTING visioning document. We presented it to Salt Lake City in 2014 and received major support from City Council. The City has since championed the project, receiving $70,000 of CDBG funds for the community engagement and vision process, as well as $528,000 of CDBG funds and $24,000 from the Jordan River Commission's Jordan River Assistance Fund for the construction and implementation of the project.

 
Seven Creeks | Walk Series - City Creek
Jul
29
10:00 am10:00

Seven Creeks | Walk Series - City Creek

  • City Creek Canyon Trailhead

PURPOSE

The Seven Creeks | Walk Series, co-hosted by the Let's Move! Outside, Center for the Living City, ArtsBridge America, and the Jordan River Commission, provides walking conversations along portions of the seven canyon creeks. Participants share stories, insights, visions, and any other relevant information with each other to explore ways to better manage, restore, cherish, and love our seven canyon creeks. Through urban interventions, participants visualizing these spots, calling for action through art, chalk, audio, and other forms of expression. By combining elements of ecological restoration, art and expression, and the spoken word, this program seeks to build community support and awareness around our lost urban waters, facilitating the future daylighting of over 21 miles of creeks.

VOLUNTEER GROUP

Asian Association of Utah - Refugee & Immigrant Center

PROJECT

Hidden Water: Creek Chalk Channel

WHAT TO BE READY FOR

  • Participate for alloted time
  • Participate in rain or shine
  • Walk a mile on uneven surfaces
  • Carry loads of up to 50 lbs, depending on age and capability
  • Participate in various activities, including but not limited to invasive species removal, garbage cleanup, painting, and conversating
  • Learn about the hydrology of the Salt Lake Valley
  • Sign liability waiver in advance of event 

WHAT TO BRING

  • Long pants, closed-toed shoes, hat, and sunglasses
  • Necessary medications or precautions for allergies, etc.
  • Sunblock
  • Reusable Water Bottle
  • Rain jacket
  • Signed Volunteer Contract (if under 18)
Three Creeks Park - Public Workshop #2
Jul
19
5:00 pm17:00

Three Creeks Park - Public Workshop #2

  • Glendale Library

Salt Lake City Parks & Public Lands has kicked-off the planning process for a unique natural area along Jordan River in the Glendale neighborhood. The Three Creeks project area is located where three major tributaries (Red Butte Creek, Emigration Creek, and Parleys Creek) join the Jordan River.

This project is focused on improving the natural environment and providing new user amenities to enhance community interaction with this local asset. Project goals include: Improving and expanding green infrastructure; Expanding and improving transportation options; Enhancing ecological values and improving water quality; and creating community connections to the river and interpret the site’s significance.

PROJECT LOCATION

 

Three Creeks Park | Project Calender

ACTIVITY
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
Coordinate project and public meetings
X
X
X
X
X
X
Analyze the site and assess conditions
X
X
X
Develop desirable design concepts
X
X
X
Public workshops and outreach
X
X
X
Stakeholder committee workshop and outreach
X
X
X
Prepare final construction plan
X
X
X

This project originated in the Seven Canyons Trust's 100 YEARS OF DAYLIGHTING visioning document. We presented it to Salt Lake City in 2014 and received major support from City Council. The City has since championed the project, receiving $70,000 of CDBG funds for the community engagement and vision process, as well as $528,000 of CDBG funds and $24,000 from the Jordan River Commission's Jordan River Assistance Fund for the construction and implementation of the project.

 
Three Creeks Park - Public Workshop #1
Jun
7
5:00 pm17:00

Three Creeks Park - Public Workshop #1

  • Glendale Library

Salt Lake City Parks & Public Lands has kicked-off the planning process for a unique natural area along Jordan River in the Glendale neighborhood. The Three Creeks project area is located where three major tributaries (Red Butte Creek, Emigration Creek, and Parleys Creek) join the Jordan River.

This project is focused on improving the natural environment and providing new user amenities to enhance community interaction with this local asset. Project goals include: Improving and expanding green infrastructure; Expanding and improving transportation options; Enhancing ecological values and improving water quality; and creating community connections to the river and interpret the site’s significance.

PROJECT LOCATION

 

Three Creeks Park | Project Calender

ACTIVITY
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
Coordinate project and public meetings
X
X
X
X
X
X
Analyze the site and assess conditions
X
X
X
Develop desirable design concepts
X
X
X
Public workshops and outreach
X
X
X
Stakeholder committee workshop and outreach
X
X
X
Prepare final construction plan
X
X
X

This project originated in the Seven Canyons Trust's 100 YEARS OF DAYLIGHTING visioning document. We presented it to Salt Lake City in 2014 and received major support from City Council. The City has since championed the project, receiving $70,000 of CDBG funds for the community engagement and vision process, as well as over $500,000 of CDBG funds for the construction and implementation of the project.

 
501c3 for SCT Kick-off Party
May
20
7:00 pm19:00

501c3 for SCT Kick-off Party

  • Nomad Network

Save The Date - Seven Canyons Trust has become federally recognized as a 501c3 nonprofit! To celebrate our organization's recognition, raise some funding to continue our mission, and just have a fantastic time on a Friday night, we — along with Even Stevens Sandwiches and Uinta Brewing Co. — would like to invite you to celebrate with us. A ticket gets you a beer, bites, music to get down to, and a chance to get to know more about SCT. Proceeds go toward our organization's mission to daylight and restore the waterways of this valley. Plus, you will have the chance to enter drawings for some stellar prizes! Facebook event and updates link here. We are ready to party until the food and beer runs out or 9 pm, whichever comes first.

Space is limited, so get your tickets today! YOU MUST BE 21+ TO ENTER THE EVENT. Also, please aim to BYOB (bring your own water bottle). Water is available, but we hope to create as little waste as possible. Nomad Network is in the graffiti mural building off of 600 East. The S Line street car and 6th East bike boulevard are close, so alternate transit are encouraged! Some parking is available along 6oo E and nearby streets. *The event space is going through some changes, so please contact us in a private message for ADA information.

Partners: 

Get Into The River - Festival Day
May
14
9:00 am09:00

Get Into The River - Festival Day

The community is invited to celebrate the Jordan River on Saturday, May 14, 2016!

Come learn about the animals and habitats supported by the river and how communities and individuals are enjoying it each and everyday. There will be educational and recreational demonstrations during the festivities. Bring your bikes, strollers, skates, and walking shoes and experience the Jordan River Parkway! Visit the Get Into The River website to learn more!

Get Into The River - Conservation Day
May
12
9:00 am09:00

Get Into The River - Conservation Day

Corporate and community organizations, as well as community volunteers will join in a variety of conservation efforts trailside and in-river along the Jordan River corridor!

On Thursday, May 12, 2016, from 9 am to 1 pm, volunteers will participate in the annual Conservation Day Event. Activities may include removing trash, pulling weeds, re-seeding areas with native plants, pruning trees, removing graffiti, refreshing paint and other restoration tasks. Volunteer teams will be asked to spend approximately four hours working along the Jordan River. Visit the Get Into The River website to learn about how you can get involved!