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.
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.
The McGillis School
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.
- Reusable water bottle
- Rain jacket
- Signed Volunteer Contract (if under 18)
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.
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.