Join HawkWatch International, TreeUtah, and Seven Canyons Trust for an outdoor excursion at the Redwood Nature Area. Come meet new friends and learn about the conservation work each of these wonderful organizations are doing in the area. You’ll learn about American Kestrels, native trees and invasive weeds, the Mill Creek Confluence and Jordan River restoration projects, and how you can get involved with all of this important work.
We will meet at the Jordan River Trail Lester Street Trailhead at 1PM, located across the street from the Redwood Recreation Center and Refugee Gardens. Park next to the baseball diamonds at approximately 3060 South Lester Street.
Just across the Jordan River from the Redwood Nature Area, the Seven Canyons Trust is restoring native habitat at the Mill Creek Confluence, the ecotone at which Mill Creek enters the Jordan River. Last April, community volunteers planted 1,500 native trees and shrubs at the site, in partnership with Hawkwatch International, Mark Miller Subaru, TreeUtah, and the Seven Canyons Trust. During the field trip, participants will learn about the work completed thus far at the Mill Creek Confluence and its regional importance to water quality, habitat value, and the Valley’s hydrology.
HawkWatch International is conducting a study on American Kestrels to determine the cause of their population decline. During the field trip, Hawkwatch will show nestboxes installed in the area, talk about the study and conservation needs of Kestrels, and be on the lookout for foraging Kestrels (and other birds). Click here to learn how you can participate in the American Kestrel Study.
TreeUtah organizes ecological restoration projects all over Utah, from riparian willow plantings in the spring and fall to subalpine conifer plantings in the summer. Participants will see restoration work in progress at the Redwood Nature Area, and learn about ways to get involved in the 2018 planting season.