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Conservation Volunteers

JORDAN RIVER RESTORATION VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

Utah’s Hogle Zoo’s Jordan River Conservation program is designed to give people the opportunity to learn about their local urban waterway and its ecology and conservation through taking part in one of the Zoo’s conservation programs.

Conducting work off Zoo grounds along the Jordan River, a typical day would involve meeting at the site and participating in habitat restoration and management work as needed on a site to site basis.

For individuals and families (children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult)

Event Dates and Locations:

*Note: All events are subject to change with the developing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We are following updates from the World Health Organization (WHO), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Salt Lake County Health Department, and other federal, state and local authorities to protect our community and reduce the spread of the virus. If you sign up for a Jordan River event and there are required changes or cancelations you will be notified of such by email in advance.

May 30th Join us in planting a monarch butterfly friendly pollinator garden in Roi Hardy Park in Riverton. 9-11

June 27th Celebrate World Oceans Day in our own land locked way by floating a stretch of the river in canoes and collecting trash that has accumulated. We will provide canoes for up to 18 people, so sign up soon. 9AM-1PM in Salt Lake City*, exact route TBD. IMPORTANT: Due to COVID-19 and social distancing requirements we will only be accepting signups of pairs or groups of 3 from the same household or “quarenteam”. Additionally, each group will have to run their own shuttle, one car at put in and one at take out. This will require each group to have 2 cars and 2 drivers or to make other accommodations so as to not mix groups in cars. These requirements, as well as other measures at the event, will allow us to maintain safe social distancing to protect the health and safety of all involved. Please contact Conservation Action Coordinator Tori Bird at tbird@hoglezoo.org with any questions.

July 18th Dodge the heat with another chance to get in the river as we do water trail maintenance by canoe. We will provide canoes for up to 18 people, so sign up soon. * Exact time TBD depending on route, will be morning.

IMPORTANT: Due to COVID-19 and social distancing requirements we will only be accepting signups of pairs or groups of 3 from the same household or “quarenteam”. Additionally, each group will have to run their own shuttle, one car at put in and one at take out. This will require each group to have 2 cars and 2 drivers or to make other accommodations so as to not mix groups in cars. These requirements, as well as other measures at the event, will allow us to maintain safe social distancing to protect the health and safety of all involved. Please contact Conservation Action Coordinator Tori Bird at tbird@hoglezoo.org with any questions.

August 8th Come and help us remove those pesky puncture vine plants near the levee around 3300 South. Learn about what the City of Millcreek is doing with their trail extension, including the removal of invasive plants. 9-11AM

September 5th Wrap up our summer of Jordan River events with some tree planting. The location of this event will be determined based on need so stay tuned for more information as we get closer to this date. 9-11AM

*Location/route to be determined.

If you have your own boat you would like to bring to one of our floating events please contact our Conservation Action Coordinator Tori Bird at tbird@hoglezoo.org.


Links To Sign Up for Jordan River Conservation Projects Click here . 
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