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City plans plant in Canyon Road Park

City plans plant in Canyon Road Park

“[Greater Avenues Community Council Chairman Brian Berkelbach] said it is important that ‘we preserve the historical and cultural connection between the city center and City Creek which gave life to the city in its earliest day and continues to this day as a reverent and peaceful place.’”

Kids Organized to Protect the Environment

Kids Organized to Protect the Environment

“The next year, students learned that developers intended to cover the stream and build big box stores, office buildings and a parking lot over the block. However, they were convinced the stream could be rehabilitated and would be an asset to the businesses.”

Art that goes with the flow

Art that goes with the flow

“‘We are tracing a memory of water, laying new stories over old histories, drafting and redrafting our footsteps across the city,’ Sharrocks says in a speech as the last volunteers are tied on.”

A jewel in the neighborhood

A jewel in the neighborhood

“‘It’s a little oasis on a creek in the city,’ said Lewis Kogan, Trails and Natural Lands program manager for Salt Lake City, describing the Wasatch Hollow Preserve. ‘It’s a remnant ecosystem that still looks like it did back when the pioneers entered the valley.’”

Alta controversial upgrades

Alta controversial upgrades
"'They are doubling down on the destruction of wetlands in our watersheds," said Carl Fisher, executive director of the environmental group Save Our Canyons."

The Silent Creek

The Silent Creek

"Landreth hopes Mapes Creek can be brought to the surface in these areas so that all in the neighborhood can enjoy it. To show contrast between the experiences at different creek access points, he snaps photos of people along different parts of the creek..."

Storm Drains Send Message

Storm Drains Send Message
"Unfortunately, many people mistakenly believed the drains connect directly to the sewage-treatment plant, and used them to dispose of harmful substances like used motor oil. To change that harmful behavior in an educational and creative way, Tanaka Valley Watershed Association, a local environmental nonprofit, teamed-up with the Fairbanks city government and local businesses."

Fountain reopened for less

Fountain reopened for less
"'A solution exists to preserve and restore the fountain,' said Goldsmith, among the thousands who once splashed and climbed around the 30,000-square-foot feature while learning — if they so chose — about the seven canyons and creeks that feed the Jordan River and the Great Salt Lake. "It doesn’t have to be demolished and redone. It would be a real tragedy.'"

$1.9 million fix, questioned

$1.9 million fix, questioned
"'Those are real stones, from real places, lovingly and carefully set,' he said... The fountain was built in 1993 as an interactive work of art to recreate Salt Lake's seven canyons and waterways — City Creek, Red Butte, Emigration, Parleys, East Mill Creek, and the Big and Little Cottonwood canyons."

Ontolotor of Bonneville Basin

Ontolotor of Bonneville Basin
"It’s a marvel that a city would want to bury their creeks underground. 'We have done this to so many of our creeks,' he says. 'And I’ve been working with students now, for many, many years on what I refer to as the Seven Canyons Trust.'"

Those With Wings

Those With Wings
"One idea behind Those with Wings is to restore a relationship between the westside neighborhood and the environmentally damaged Jordan River. The dance performance is a collaboration between Anderson’s organization loveDANCEmore and Seven Canyons Trust, a nonprofit with a mission to restore the seven creeks in the Salt Lake City watershed."

Salt Lake City a River City?

Salt Lake City a River City?
"The Folsom Corridor project is the group’s most ambitious project to date. When complete, the group hopes to daylight about two miles of City Creek. This project will link Salt Lake’s downtown to the Fairpark neighborhood with a route essentially following South Temple west to the Jordan River directly across from the Fairgrounds."

Art into activism

Art into activism
"Ivkovich fosters the belief that the environment is something we are composed of, not something outside us: 'There is a constant interchange between us and nature when we are breathing, and dancing heightens awareness of our breath. So when we dance we can't help but feel part of nature.'"

There Were Trees

There Were Trees
"The first performance of this summer series entitled there were trees took off last Thursday, May 25. The work was performed at Three Creeks Confluence, which is a wooded area right next to the Jordan River with three Utah creeks running under it. The first placement of audience chairs faced the river, within view of the sun sliding down the horizon."

Input for westside park and trail

Input for westside park and trail
"According to Tonetti, Saturday’s outreach will be the first of several future community outreach events led by Seven Canyons Trust. Feedback from Saturday’s event will be incorporated with the student created data which will serve as a launching point for the Folsom Trail Corridor."

Artist sought for tactical urbanism

Artist sought for tactical urbanism
"For Tonetti, the parcel also provides an opportunity to raise awareness about his organization’s goal to daylight the Three Creeks Confluence, a block to the west near 1300 South and 900 West. The three creeks, Emigration, Parleys and Red Butte, flow beneath the parcel before converging with the Jordan River."