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Seven Creeks | Walk Series - Mill Creek Confluence
Sep
8
10:00am10:00am

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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2017 International Stream Daylighting Series
Sep
15
9:00am 9:00am

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.

 

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.


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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2017 International Stream Daylighting Series
Sep
15
4:00pm 4:00pm

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.

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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 from former District 2 Councilmember Kyle LaMalfa, whom helped championed the idea and pushed it further towards completion. Finally, the Salt Lake City Division of Parks and Public Lands will discuss the design vision for the area and its upcoming construction.


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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Folsom Corridor - Trail Clean-up
Aug
22
6:00pm 6:00pm

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*


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

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
9:00am 9:00am

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
9:15am 9:15am

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
10:00am10:00am

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
9:00am 9:00am

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
9:00am 9:00am

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
7:00pm 7:00pm

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.


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

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

2017 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 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

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

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
9:00am 9:00am

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
9:00am 9:00am

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
12:00pm12:00pm

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
8:30am 8:30am

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
4:00pm 4:00pm

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
5:00pm 5:00pm

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
3:00pm 3:00pm

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

Seven Creeks | Walk Series - Emigration Creek

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)
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Water Trivia
Mar
2
6:00pm 6:00pm

Water Trivia

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 *

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

Community Design Charrette - Two

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!

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#GivingTuesday
Nov
22
to 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)
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Community Design Charrette - One
Nov
18
5:30pm 5:30pm

Community Design Charrette - One

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!

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

10th Annual Salt Lake County Watershed Symposium

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

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

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

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

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)
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Seven Creeks | Walk Series - Emigration Creek
Oct
25
10:00am10:00am

Seven Creeks | Walk Series - Emigration Creek

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)
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Three Creeks Confluence - Community Celebration
Sep
17
10:00am10:00am

Three Creeks Confluence - Community Celebration

  • Across 900 West from Three Creeks Confluence (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

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

Three Creeks Park - Public Workshop #3

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.

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

Seven Creeks | Walk Series - City Creek

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)
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