"According to Eljay White, Caldwell’s finance director and city treasurer, nearly $1.5 million each year, over the next eight years, will flow from the city’s urban renewal efforts, much of it capitalizing on the shining jewel of a restored creek."
"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."
"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."
"Nestled in the heart of a South Salt Lake neighborhood is Mill Creek Pond — a treasure trove of wildlife teeming with migratory birds and delicate wetlands. It's an area that surrounding homeowners take pride in caring for as they have for the past five years."
"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."
"The process of uncovering hidden waterways can completely transform an urban area from a dead hardened surface into a dynamic urban space. The result is an active public space where users connect with water, bringing life back into that part of the city."
"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."
"Installed with one end extending out into the river, the structures catch the current to reduce its erosive force. This protects the bank and while providing healthier fish habitats. The newly built floodplain will be able to accommodate higher river flows, allowing floodwaters to slow down and deposit their beneficial sediments."
"In the US, small and large cities, as well as recently many federal agencies, are getting more involved in urban river restoration. Restoration projects can have significant environmental benefits and community development opportunities, especially in underdeveloped areas."
"Daylighting a stream or river can increase property values and revitalize urban areas by offering a natural destination for members of a community. All told, the benefits of stream daylighting much outweigh the costs, making this method a component well worth considering in any city’s stormwater and drainage management strategy."
"According to Glascock, the developers are looking into daylighting a county-owned portion of Emigration Creek that passes through the property. The developers will be working with the county and the Seven Creeks Trust, a nonprofit dedicated to daylighting the county’s seven creeks."
"'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.'"
"'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."
"According to AARP Utah State Director Alan Ormsby, 'We are thrilled to provide this grant to the Seven Canyons Trust to help preserve the natural beauty of the Salt Lake Valley. AARP believes that supporting community organizations is one of the best ways to strengthen and enrich resources that benefit us all.'"
"This type of flood management strategy more closely mimics the natural water cycle–an approach called 'low-impact development.' Also known as 'green infrastructure,' it means designing systems that allow urban runoff to naturally infiltrate the soil instead of channeling it into pipes and storm drains."
“When urban rivers are forced underground into piping, that disrupts their whole behavioral pattern. But by daylighting these rivers and creating a more natural ecology, it makes the rivers more desirable. You then find that people actually care about and want to look after the river a lot more."
“If ever there was a story without a shadow, it would be this: that we as women exist in direct sunlight only. When women were birds, we knew otherwise. We knew our greatest freedom was in taking flight at night.”