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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.

July 17th Join us on the river for a float through Legacy Nature Preserve. We will be doing water trail maintenance and some light trash pickup while we float. The Preserve is closed to the public so this is a rare opportunity to see this section of river. Space on canoes is limited and the event will be capped at 18 attendees. For this reason it is important that ALL members of a group, including children, are added to the signup sheet. If you have your own boat that you would like to bring please contact Tori Bird at tbird@hoglezoo.org. Event will run from 9 AM to approximately 12PM. Sign up for this event HERE August 21st Help us tackle those pesky puncturevine, also known as goats head, on a portion of the Jordan River Trail. Removing this invasive species helps other natives grow as well as keeps the trail safe and clear for people and animals. Event will run from 9 AM to 11 AM. Location TBD. Sign up for this event HERE
September 11th Come out and help us plant a pollinator-friendly garden in Draper. Pollinators are essential for healthy ecosystems and many are in decline. By creating plantings with them in mind we can help to preserve them and all of the other wildlife that rely on them. Event will run from 9 AM to 11 AM. Exact location TBD. Sign up for this event HERE October 23rd Kick off tree planting season with us by planting peachleaf willows and cottonwoods. These trees create essential wildlife habitat as well as help with bank stabilization. Event will run from 10 AM to 1 PM. Location TBD. Sign up for this event HERE November 20th– Join us for our last tree planting of 2021. We will be planting peachleaf willows and cottonwoods to create habitat and stabilize the river banks. Event will run from 10 AM to 1 PM. Location TBD. Sign up for this event HERE December 18th– Wrap up a year of Jordan River events with a walking trail cleanup loop in Riverton and Draper. If there is fresh snow it may become hard to pick up trash. If this happens the walk will focus more on river conservation and restoration education than on active trail cleanup. Event will run from 10 AM to 12 PM. Exact location is TBD. Sign up for this event HERE Sign up to join us for these events on the Zoo’s website at https://www.hoglezoo.org/jobs_volunteers/jordan-river-conservation-volunteer/ 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. *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.
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