Jordan River Restoration

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Jordan River Restoration

It is an extraordinary act of faith for a community to envision and plant a forest. With the help of thousands of volunteers for the last 10 years, TreeUtah has begun to restore for 120 acres along a 1.5-mile corridor on the east bank of the Jordan River. To date, we have planted and cared for over 60,000 native trees and shrubs. When these plants mature, they will provide a woodland sanctuary for dozens of our region's most beautiful species of song birds. This will ensure that our children and grandchildren will be able to experience the sublime symphony of warblers, thrushes, tanagers and many other enchanting species of birds which has been heard every spring for thousands of years.

TreeUtah needs your support now to continue this work. You can do three things to help at this time.

1. Before October 15 we need you to flood our state legislators with letters and emails asking them to earmark $20,000 for the next five years from the LeRay McAllister Critical Land Conservation Fund for the Audubon/TreeUtah Jordan River Restoration Project. This funding is absolutely critical to purchase the plants and materials needed to finish the project. To find out how to contact your legislators, go to: http://le.utah.gov/Documents/find.htm. Send copies of your letters to John Bennett at JBENNETT@utah.gov and treeutah@treeutah.org.

2. Send letters to the Salt Lake Tribune or Deseret Morning News public forum sections expressing your continued support of this project: letters@sltrib.com or letters@desnews.com.

For additional information to support your letters, check: www.treeutah.org/eco_restoration.htm 

3. In late October, construction directing Willow Creek to run parallel to the Jordan River for about two-thirds of a mile will be complete. This portion of our long-term vision will allow us to plant a magnificent corridor of Fremont cottonwoods and peachleaf willows which will tower 40 to 50 feet over the flood plain when they are mature. We need hundreds of volunteers to plant 9,000 native plants before winter sets in. Please join us individually or organize a group you belong to to help with this.

It will take the commitment of our entire community for this woodland to flourish in the heart of the Salt Lake Valley. Tens of thousands of hours have already been given to this effort. Please help make this dream come true.

Vaughn Lovejoy has worked for TreeUtah since 1990.

To volunteer:
TreeUtah office-364-2122;
www.treeutah.org/restcalendar.htm.

It is an extraordinary act of faith for a community to envision and plant a forest. With the help of thousands of volunteers for the last 10 years, TreeUtah has begun to restore for 120 acres along a 1.5-mile corridor on the east bank of the Jordan River. To date, we have planted and cared for over 60,000 native trees and shrubs. When these plants mature, they will provide a woodland sanctuary for dozens of our region's most beautiful species of song birds. This will ensure that our children and grandchildren will be able to experience the sublime symphony of warblers, thrushes, tanagers and many other enchanting species of birds which has been heard every spring for thousands of years.

TreeUtah needs your support now to continue this work. You can do three things to help at this time.

1. Before October 15 we need you to flood our state legislators with letters and emails asking them to earmark $20,000 for the next five years from the LeRay McAllister Critical Land Conservation Fund for the Audubon/TreeUtah Jordan River Restoration Project. This funding is absolutely critical to purchase the plants and materials needed to finish the project. To find out how to contact your legislators, go to: http://le.utah.gov/Documents/find.htm. Send copies of your letters to John Bennett at JBENNETT@utah.gov and treeutah@treeutah.org.

2. Send letters to the Salt Lake Tribune or Deseret Morning News public forum sections expressing your continued support of this project: letters@sltrib.com or letters@desnews.com.

For additional information to support your letters, check: www.treeutah.org/eco_restoration.htm 

3. In late October, construction directing Willow Creek to run parallel to the Jordan River for about two-thirds of a mile will be complete. This portion of our long-term vision will allow us to plant a magnificent corridor of Fremont cottonwoods and peachleaf willows which will tower 40 to 50 feet over the flood plain when they are mature. We need hundreds of volunteers to plant 9,000 native plants before winter sets in. Please join us individually or organize a group you belong to to help with this.

It will take the commitment of our entire community for this woodland to flourish in the heart of the Salt Lake Valley. Tens of thousands of hours have already been given to this effort. Please help make this dream come true.

Vaughn Lovejoy has worked for TreeUtah since 1990.

To volunteer:
TreeUtah office-364-2122;
www.treeutah.org/restcalendar.htm.

 
 
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