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International Stream Daylighting Series

  • Mestizo Coffee House 200 600 W Salt Lake City, UT, 84116 United States (map)

The International Stream Daylighting Series is a gathering of community members, professionals, and educators to share visions, insights, and ideas about uncovering urban creeks and rivers, in a process known as daylighting. Daylighting, a multi-disciplinary approach to the fields of planning, engineering, architecture, natural sciences, social sciences, and business, will be viewed through the lens of urban hydrology. Local and state government agencies, non-profit organizations, and community leaders will move beyond watershed issues to solutions to revitalizing lost riparian habitats. As Ann Riley - a pioneer of stream daylighting in Berkeley, California - explains, “Stream restoration [and daylighting] is neighborhood restoration” (Urban Stream Restoration 1998).


Folsom Corridor: Jane Jacobs Walk

Join the Seven Canyons Trust and Jane Jacobs Walk for a walking conversation to explore the Folsom Corridor, an effort to create a two-mile, paved trail and daylight the waters of City Creek.

The walk will begin at 4PM 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. Ending at the historic A. Fisher Mansion, participants will learn about the Jordan River Trail bridge and connections to a regional trail system for Ogden to Provo. Project partners will be on-hand to discuss project progress and gather thoughts, visions, and ideas for future implementation.

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.