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Range 2 River Relay
May
12
10:00 AM10:00

Range 2 River Relay

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 bike the path of City Creek, 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, following the river as it turns from a channelized canal to a meandering, healthy river. This leg will end at 1800 North. 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. The finish line will be back at the Utah State Fairpark.

Come learn about local causes and enjoy bites, drinks, and tunes 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.

 

Photos

 

2017 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

 

2017 Sponsors

 

2017 Planning Partners

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#GivingTuesday
Nov
28
12:00 AM00:00

#GivingTuesday

Celebrate with the Seven Canyons Trust on Tuesday, November 28. #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. With your pledge, we will daylight over 21 miles of underground creek and restore 143 miles of impaired waterways in the Salt Lake Valley. Without the help of generous supporters, our work would not be possible. Close the year by making a tax-deductible donation to the Trust’s 100-year vision.

 

Get Involved

Donate

Chip in your support to the Seven Canyons Trust's projects and programs, such as the Three Creeks Confluence, Folsom Trail and City Creek daylighting, Herman Franks Park, and much more. Every little bit of support helps. In return, each donor will be entered into an opportunity drawing to win prizes.

Are you interested in providing a #GivingTuesday challenge grant from your company? Please email us here. Matching grants can activate 22 percent more donors and raise the average donation by 19 percent. In return, your company name and logo will be featured on our website, social media, and newsletter.

 

Share

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, and share one of our posts about #GivingTuesday. For each share on social media, you will receive an entry into the opportunity drawing. One share on social media can mean up to $25 extra to a campaign.

Opportunity drawing items include:

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2017 Salt Lake County Watershed Symposium
Nov
15
to Nov 16

2017 Salt Lake County Watershed Symposium

  • Utah Cultural Celebration Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Salt Lake County for the 11th-Annual Watershed Symposium. The Sympsoium brings together water quality experts, policy makers, environmental advocates, industry, academia, students, and the public to foster collaboration, further research, and provide networking opportunities.

Free and open to all, the Symposium encourages a comprehensive review of the current state of our watershed. Sessions are dedicated to diverse topics and bringing together individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. Click here to learn more.

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Seven Creeks | Walk Series - Emigration Creek
Oct
25
9:00 AM09:00

Seven Creeks | Walk Series - Emigration Creek

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

Salt Lake Arts Academy

 

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)
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Seven Creeks | Walk Series - Three Creeks Confluence
Oct
19
9:00 AM09:00

Seven Creeks | Walk Series - 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

The McGillis School

 

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)
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Fisher Mansion Beer Garden
Oct
7
12:00 PM12:00

Fisher Mansion Beer Garden

  • A. Fisher Mansion & Carriage House (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Fisher Brewing, Salt Lake City, and Seven Canyons Trust invite you to an Oktoberfest celebration at the historic A. Fisher Mansion!

Enjoy the grounds of the historic mansion and carriage house of Albert Fisher, who in 1884 founded and was the original brewer of A. Fisher Brewing Company. Fisher Brewing will be serving fresh, seasonal selections and their classic American pilsner.

Learn about efforts on the Folsom Corridor to create a two-mile, paved trail and daylight the waters of City Creek. Share your ideas and visions in several fun community engagement activities. Support provided by AARP. Prior to the event, join the Seven Canyons Trust at 11AM to explore the corridor on a walking conversation, beginning at Mestizo Coffee House (631 W North Temple) and ending at the event.

Salt Lake City Parks & Public Lands will be highlighting the Jordan River Trail and Mansion.

Tunes provided by the Park City Polka Players from 12:30 to 3 PM, and Pixie and the Partygrass Boys from 4 to 6 PM. Bites served all afternoon by Komrades and Shaddai Food Truck.

All ages are welcome! A valid ID (21+) is required to enjoy Fisher Beer. Please contact 801-531-617 for ADA accessibility accommodations.

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Fisher Mansion Beer Garden - Folsom Walk
Oct
7
11:00 AM11:00

Fisher Mansion Beer Garden - Folsom Walk

Your ideas & visions wanted!

Join the Seven Canyons Trust and Jane Jacobs Walk for a walking conversation to explore the Folsom Corridor, an effort to create a two-mile, paved trail and daylight the waters of City Creek.

The walk will begin at 11AM from Mestizo Coffee House, located at 631 W North Temple. Learn about the history and development of the Folsom Corridor project. Creative placemaking, implemented as a part of AARP’s Community Challenge, will guide participants through this previous railroad right-of-way. Salt Lake City Transportation will share current progress on the project and future goals.

The walk will end at the historic A. Fisher Mansion for an Oktoberfest celebration hosted by Fisher Brewing, Salt Lake City, and the Seven Canyons Trust. Several fun community engagement activities will be available for participants to share ideas and visions for the Folsom Corridor. Enjoy the grounds of the historic mansion and carriage house of Albert Fisher, while enjoying Fisher Beers, bites, and tunes. All ages are welcome and admission is free!

 

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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.

 
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Seven Creeks | Walk Series - Mill Creek Confluence
Sep
30
9:00 AM09:00

Seven Creeks | Walk Series - 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

Great Old Broads for Wilderness

 

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)
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2017 International Stream Daylighting Series
Sep
15
4:00 PM16:00

2017 International Stream Daylighting Series

The 2017 International Stream Daylighting Series is a gathering of community members, professionals, and educators to share visions, insights, and ideas about uncovering urban creeks and rivers, in a process known as daylighting. Daylighting, a multi-disciplinary approach to the fields of planning, engineering, architecture, natural sciences, social sciences, and business, will be viewed through the lens of urban hydrology. Local and state government agencies, non-profit organizations, and community leaders will move beyond watershed issues to solutions to revitalizing lost riparian habitats. As Ann Riley – a pioneer of stream daylighting in Berkeley, California – explains, “Stream restoration [and daylighting] is neighborhood restoration” (Urban Stream Restoration 1998).

 

Three Creeks Confluence: Jane Jacobs Walk

Join the Seven Canyons Trust and Jane Jacobs Walk for a walking conversation to explore the Three Creeks Confluence, an effort to uncover 200 feet of the combined confluence of Red Butte, Emigration, and Parley’s Creeks in Salt Lake City.

three_creeks_confluence_community_celebration17.JPG

The walk will begin at the Three Creeks Pocket Park, located at 1300 S 815 W. Participants will learn about the origins of the project from the Seven Canyon Trust’s vision document, 100 Years of Daylighting. Explore Where the Waters Meet by local artists, Wendy Wischer and John Mack. The walk will continue onto the linear urban intervention, along 1300 South, meant to visually represent the waters of the three creeks. Ending the walk at the Three Creeks Confluence project site, participants will learn about the project’s progress in moving outside of the classroom. The Salt Lake City Division of Parks and Public Lands will discuss the design vision for the area and its upcoming construction.

*AICP CM credits are available.


The Three Creeks Confluence is the underground convergence of three urban creeks – Red Butte, Emigration, and Parley's Creeks – and the Jordan River. This project began as the first phase and centerpiece of the award-winning visioning document, 100 Years of Daylighting. The Seven Canyons Trust has successfully partnered with Salt Lake City and the Jordan River Commission to bring this project from a concept to a reality to uncover this 200-foot stretch of creek.

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Seven Creeks | Walk Series - Folsom Corridor
Sep
15
12:00 PM12:00

Seven Creeks | Walk Series - Folsom Corridor

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

Utah State University

 

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)
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2017 International Stream Daylighting Series
Sep
15
9:00 AM09:00

2017 International Stream Daylighting Series

  • The University of Utah, C. Roland Christensen Center, Room 115 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The 2017 International Stream Daylighting Series is a gathering of community members, professionals, and educators to share visions, insights, and ideas about uncovering urban creeks and rivers, in a process known as daylighting. Daylighting, a multi-disciplinary approach to the fields of planning, engineering, architecture, natural sciences, social sciences, and business, will be viewed through the lens of urban hydrology. Local and state government agencies, non-profit organizations, and community leaders will move beyond watershed issues to solutions to revitalizing lost riparian habitats. As Ann Riley – a pioneer of stream daylighting in Berkeley, California – explains, “Stream restoration [and daylighting] is neighborhood restoration” (Urban Stream Restoration 1998).

 

Life Design (Diseña Vida)

Join Elias Cattan for a discussion on the transformation of systems thinking through the lens of architecture, urbanism, ecology, and health. Life Design webs a path of mutual vision in remembering anthropogenic relationships with living systems, not only as a support system, but also as a model for evolution.

Paved over in 1942, one of Mexico City’s largest waterways, the Piedad River, flows under the Miguel Alemán Viaduct. Informed by daylighting efforts across the globe, uncovering the Piedad would replace a congested roadway with public space to improve water quality, increase biodiversity, and facilitate economic development. This would be the first step in a multidisciplinary approach – academics, designers, planners, environmentalists, and artists – to uncover all 45 of the city’s buried rivers.

piedad_river_daylighting.jpg

Through initiatives, such as Picnics on the River, Elias’ work seeks to perpetuate daylighting efforts across Mexico City. His art installations deconstruct the relationship between human systems and the natural world.

*Can't join us in person? Click here to register for the online webinar.

 

Three Creeks Confluence: Jane Jacobs Walk

Join the Seven Canyons Trust and Jane Jacobs Walk for a walking conversation, starting at 4PM, to explore the Three Creeks Confluence, an effort to uncover 200 feet of the combined confluence of Red Butte, Emigration, and Parley’s Creeks in Salt Lake City. Click here to learn more.

*AICP CM credits are available for both events.


About the Speaker

Elias Cattan - Founder and Director of Taller13 Arquitectura Regenerativa and Professor at Universidad Iberoamericana in design and environmental theory, Elias is dedicated to understanding cities as ecosystems, designing at different scales: furniture, interiors, buildings, and urban planning. His vision integrates the patterns of community life with the systems in which they develop, forming regenerative processes.

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Seven Creeks | Walk Series - Mill Creek Confluence
Sep
8
10:00 AM10:00

Seven Creeks | Walk Series - 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

SLCCserves

 

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)
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Folsom Corridor - Trail Clean-up
Aug
22
6:00 PM18:00

Folsom Corridor - Trail Clean-up

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 at approximately 700 W South Temple, underneath the I-15 overpass, 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, 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)

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.

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Summer Series - Those With Wings
Aug
17
to Aug 19

Summer Series - Those With Wings

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.

Those With Wings is a one-hour dance concert based on Terry Tempest Williams' When Women Were Birds. The show grapples with love, loss, nostalgia, and women's voice through text, live music, and dance. 

Those With Wings is an immersive show. The performers will break down the "fourth wall," including the audience in the performance. The show will integrate the entirety of Bend-in-the-River, incorporating the existing natural and built elements of the space into the story.  Each performance only has 25 audience members to give the audience a more personalized experience.

The show is directed by Liz Ivkovich, Ashley Anderson, and Alysia Ramos, with Ching-I Chang Bigelow, and co-produced by loveDANCEmore and the Seven Canyons Trust as part of the Summer Series

 

Those with Wings - Ticket

15.00

*SOLD OUT*


- Sponsors -

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Seven Creeks | Walk Series - Three Creeks Confluence
Aug
2
9:30 AM09:30

Seven Creeks | Walk Series - 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

Real Food Rising - Youth Farm Mob Project

 

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)
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Seven Creeks | Walk Series - Mill Creek Confluence
Jul
22
9:00 AM09:00

Seven Creeks | Walk Series - 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

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources - Dedicated Hunters 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)
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Seven Creeks | Walk Series - Mill Creek Confluence
Jun
29
9:15 AM09:15

Seven Creeks | Walk Series - 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)
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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 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

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Seven Creeks | Walk Series - Folsom Corridor
Jun
9
9:00 AM09:00

Seven Creeks | Walk Series - Folsom Corridor

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)
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Mill Creek Confluence - First Saturday Project
Jun
3
9:00 AM09:00

Mill Creek Confluence - First Saturday Project

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)

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Summer Series - There Were Trees
May
25
7:00 PM19:00

Summer Series - There Were Trees

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 -

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Folsom Corridor - Trail Clean-up
May
23
5:00 PM17:00

Folsom Corridor - Trail Clean-up

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.

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Seven Creeks | Walk Series - Three Creeks Confluence
May
3
9:30 AM09:30

Seven Creeks | Walk Series - 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)
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Project Oxygen - Mill Creek Confluence
Apr
29
9:00 AM09:00

Project Oxygen - 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)

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Seven Creeks | Walk Series - Mill Creek Confluence
Apr
28
9:00 AM09:00

Seven Creeks | Walk Series - 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)
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Folsom Corridor Outreach
Apr
22
12:00 PM12:00

Folsom Corridor Outreach

  • 31 S 800 W Salt Lake City, UT, 84104 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

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Seven Creeks | Walk Series - City Creek
Apr
13
8:30 AM08:30

Seven Creeks | Walk Series - City Creek

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)
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Seven Creeks | Walk Series - Three Creeks Confluence
Apr
11
4:00 PM16:00

Seven Creeks | Walk Series - 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)
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Love, Protect Utah
Mar
30
5:00 PM17:00

Love, Protect Utah

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.

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Water Panel
Mar
29
3:00 PM15:00

Water Panel

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!

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