Watershed Planning and Restoration Program
- 7th Annual Salt Lake County Watershed Symposium will be held October 23-25, save the date!
- Check out the latest issue of Watershed Watch Newsletter
- Volunteer monitors sought to help track Utah’s water quality: Symposium focuses on keeping water clean (Salt Lake Tribune, 9/26/12)
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Watershed Planning & Restoration Program
The Salt Lake County Watershed Planning and Restoration Program was created in 1997 and has engaged in numerous restoration, assessment, and planning activities since its inception. The primary goals of the program include assessment and restoration of streams and other water resources in the Jordan River sub-basin, stewardship planning, and environmental education outreach.
The scientific assessments and subsequent bioengineered restoration projects are carried out on a cooperative partnership basis with local municipalities, service districts and state/federal agencies. Notably, the program typically leverages local financial contributions with federal and state grants targeted at specific stream or lake restoration measures to accomplish its goals.
Jordan River riverbank BEFORE restoration (Location: Walden Park in Murray, UT)
Walden Park riverbank AFTER restoration. Rubble and garbage cleaned up; steep slope graded into terraces and planted with native trees, shrubs and wildflowers.