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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.

*AICP CM Credits are available.


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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.

Later Event: June 21
Seven Creeks | Walk Series