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Hobbitville's Last Days

Hobbitville's Last Days

“In the 1930s, the Allens built a series of winding paths along Emigration Creek in the expanse of property east of the log house. They planted trees and shrubs and created nooks with benches and tables where visitors could rest. They built fountains. They added cages and nesting boxes for Dr. Allen's growing collection of rare pheasants and other exotic birds.”

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.”

Now is the time to bring [beavers] back

Now is the time to bring [beavers] back

“[Jim Ehleringer] felt eradicating them would not accomplish much other than degrading the ecology of the canyon, which had been a research natural area administered by the U.S. Forest Service for more than a decade.”

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.’”

Relay raises funds

Relay raises funds

“On a soggy Saturday morning, 30 hardy people took to bicycles, jogging and boating the Jordan River to raise money to bring sunlight to a section of City Creek that flows underground.”

Simmering conflicts over canyon land

Simmering conflicts over canyon land

"'This is all a great conversation to have, more broadly,' said Carl Fisher, executive director of Save Our Canyons. 'But to just kind of unilaterally run legislation to end what has been over a century of stewardship and protection of mountain and water resources immediately adjacent to the most populous areas of the state of Utah... really jeopardizes the Wasatch Mountains and public health.'"

Brewery coming to the Folsom Trail

Brewery coming to the Folsom Trail
"The Grid City team sees the Euclid neighborhood as an emerging neighborhood that already has some great amenities like the Red Iguana, plans for the Folsom Trail, new residential development and the welcoming stewardship of the River District Business Alliance."

Development in canyons destroy legacy

Development in canyons destroy legacy
"Salt Lake City’s greatest legacy is the protection of our precious water resources. I hope that legislators will see HB135 for what it is — needless state overreach with no benefit — except for a handful of property owners in the Cottonwood canyons — but with the very real potential to forever jeopardize our watershed, on which we all depend."

Community Engagement

Community Engagement
"On April 22, 2017 (Earth Day) Westside Studio conducted community outreach with the aforementioned stakeholders to obtain input on the future Folsom Trail. Residents provided their input on various topics such as daylighting City Creek, trail recommendations, possible amenities, and development priorities."

Summer at Pinecrest

Summer at Pinecrest
"Up, up, up it goes in zigzag fashion, following the foaming brook of crystal waters; through open glades, carpeted with beautiful wild flowers of every tint and hue; along the edge of the craggy precipice; up above the timber belt, 3000 feet higher than the city - finally reaching the summit of Point Lookout, and unfolding to your view a panorama worthy of the artist's pencil or the painter's brush."