$2,500 from Jordan River Commission to fund Seven Creeks | Walk Series!
We are extremely excited to announce the acquisition of $2,500 in grant funding from the Jordan River Commission's Jordan River Assistance Fund! This grant will help fund our Seven Creeks | Walk Series. With grant funds, the Center for the Living City, ArtsBridge America, and the Seven Canyons Trust will implement three urban interventions -- short-term low-cost installations to catalyze long-term change -- to raise awareness and facilitate community input for our Three Creeks Confluence project.
The objectives of this program and interventions include:
- Engage 200 participants, including urban youth and underserved communities;
- Develop three on-the-ground, visible projects (urban interventions) that work to beautify and restore pinpoint sites in the neighborhood;
- Engage and educate the community in the visioning process of Three Creeks Confluence at the Jordan River, through an open and collaborative process;
- Raise awareness for the daylighting project within the Three Creeks Confluence area and beyond; and
- Clean-up garbage and remove invasive species in this area.
INTERVENTION 1 - CREEK CHALK CHANNEL
Students, from west-side schools, will paint a creek overtop the culvert at the project and illustrate ideas and visions within the channel, providing a canvas for creative expression.
INTERVENTION 2 - CHALKBOARD VISIONING
A chalkboard visioning installation -- with prompts, such as “I envision my neighborhood as” -- will allow residents to provide project visions on-site.
INTERVENTION 3 - WAYFINDING SCULPTURE
A commissioned sculpture will represent the three creeks, creating a visual marker to improve access and guide passersby to the project.