Work alongside UHZ and fellow nature enthusiasts to restore our beautiful urban river!
Saturday July 16th 9-11AM PUNCTUREVINE WEEDING: Help us tackle those pesky puncturevines (also known as goats head) on a portion of the Jordan River Trail. Removing this invasive species helps other native species to grow and keeps the trail safe and clear for people and animals. Location TBD based on need.
Monday July 18th 5:30-8PM FLOATING CLEANUP: Beat the summer heat by taking an evening float in the Jordan River and helping wildlife along the way. Join us as we float a short portion of the river, cleaning up as we go. Attendance is limited by the number of canoes that we can provide, so sign up early! It is only necessary to complete one sign up per group member for this event. If you have your own boat that you would like to bring, please contact Conservation Action Coordinator Tori Bird at [email protected]. Location TBD based on need.
Monday August 8th 6-8PM PUNCTUREVINE WEEDING: Help us tackle those pesky puncturevines (also known as goats head) on a portion of the Jordan River Trail. Removing this invasive species helps other native species to grow and keeps the trail safe and clear for people and animals. Location TBD based on need.
Saturday August 20th 9-11AM PLANTING SITE MAINTAINENCE: The lot by TNT Auction near Redwood Road is an area that Utah’s Hogle Zoo has worked on frequently over the last two years. Follow-up maintenance of restoration sites is essential for their success. Join us in this next step of the project as we ensure that it will provide the necessary habitat for our local wildlife.
Saturday September 17th 9-11AM BANK CLEANUP: Celebrate “Get to the River Festival” with Utah’s Hogle Zoo this month at a bank cleanup along a portion of the river. This festival encourages all our residents to get out to the river and enjoy all that it has to offer. We will help to improve the habitat for wildlife by removing trash that has been thrown or blown onto the banks. Location TBD based on need.
Monday September 26th 5-7PM RIVERSIDE CLEANUP: A last hurrah for this year’s “Get to the River Festival” with Utah’s Hogle Zoo! Join us for one more cleanup at a section of the Jordan River Trail. Enjoy the last bit of warm weather for our final evening river event for the 2022. Location TBD based on need.
Saturday October 15th 10AM-12PM TALL POT TREE PLANTING: Kick-off tree planting season with us by planting Peachleaf willows and Freemont cottonwoods at a site along the Jordan River. These trees create essential wildlife habitat and help with bank stabilization. Location TBD based on need.
Saturday November 19th 10AM-12PM TALL POT TREE PLANTING: And just like that, the planting season window is closing! Come out to the river for the Zoo’s last planting event of 2022. These trees have root structures that are 30 inches long, which helps them to reach down to the water in the ground. They will spend all winter getting established so that they can take full advantage of the growing season in spring. Location TBD based on need.
Saturday December 17th 10AM-12PM WALKING TRAIL CLEANUP AND RIVER TOUR: Even with unpredictable winter weather, the Jordan River trail is a beautiful place to be. Come to learn more about the river, its history and importance, and the wildlife that rely on it. Walk with us as we explain the necessary work that Utah’s Hogle Zoo and the Jordan River Commission put in to protect and restore it. As we walk and talk, we will clean up the trail to create a better environment for animals and people alike. Location TBD based on need.