The JRC is excited to announce a new small grants program available to its member governments and community partners. The program offers small matching grants, up to $2,500, for projects that help implement the goals of the Blueprint Jordan River and the purposes of the Jordan River Commission. Grant proposals are accepted on a rolling basis and evaluated by the Governing Board.
Download more information about the JRC Small Grants Program here.
The Jordan River Commission, through a partnership with Salt Lake County’s Watershed Restoration and Planning Program and the Center for Documentary Expression and Art (CDEA), has received a new grant from the Environmental Protection Agency’ Urban Waters Program.
This project will utilize the Center for Documentary Expression and Art’s Jordan River exhibit and catalogue, ReAwakened Beauty: the Past, Present, and Future of the Jordan River to engage intermediate and high school students and communities adjoining the river in water quality issues directly affecting them. Outreach into schools and communities will include study of local issues related to the river, environmental literature, photography, writing, service learning, restoration efforts, and public forums that engage, educate, and empower students and to co-create projects and educational materials to improve water quality, the viability of the watershed, and their community.
This program will place into residence Dr. Ty Harrison, Ecologist; Leslie Kelen, writer/ documentary artist; and Kent Miles, documentary photographer. Guest speakers and consultants may include Stephen Trimble, Utah photographer and naturalist; Karri Smith, restoration ecologist and photographer; as well as many others.
Content developed by the student-community partnership will be utilized by the Jordan River Commission in QR code and smartphone technology to bring educational information to the fingertips of thousands of Salt Lake County residents. Digital codes installed within a pilot area and throughout the community can be scanned with a new mobile website developed for the watershed. Codes will link to educational information explaining the community’s role in protecting the watershed. The mobile website will also contain a library of educational topics and will allow residents to self-report water quality or safety concerns.
Download a Project Brochure here.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on the 20th day of June, 2013, at the hour of 9:30 a.m., in the City Council Chambers of the Taylorsville City Center, 2600 West Taylorsville Boulevard, Taylorsville, Utah, the Jordan River Commission Governing Board will hold a Public Hearing on the Commission’s Tentative Budget, for fiscal year 2013 – 2014.
All interested persons in attendance shall be given an opportunity to be heard, for or against, the estimates of revenue and expenditures or any item thereof in the Commission’s Tentative Budget of any fund.
Click here to see the tentative FY2014 Budget