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Together, the Jordan River Commission and Splore facilitate several river cleanup, and weed pulling volunteer events each year.  Additional conservation projects are completed during the annual Get Into the River festival, thanks to the help of many cities, counties and community partners.

If you or your business or organization are interested in volunteering along the Jordan River, please contact us and we’ll be happy to help you with the details.

 

Since 2011, our volunteer efforts have resulted in:

Total number of trail-side volunteer hours logged 8,889
Total value of donated labor and supplies $217,202
Average # of yearly trail-side volunteer hours logged 2,222
Average yearly value of labor and supplies $72,401
Total Number of in-river cleanups (with Splore) 14
Total number of in-river volunteer hours (with Splore) 416

 

Join in the effort!

Our volunteer efforts so far have been focused on in-river clean-ups, habitat restoration, and pulling puncturevine weeds, which are notorious for puncturing bicycle tires and pose a barrier to regular use of the trail in some sections.  The more people using the trail for bicycling and jogging, the safer and more enjoyable the trail is for the whole community. By using volunteers, fewer chemical treatments are sprayed to manage the weeds and both water quality and the health and safety of trail users is protected.

Let us know if you’ll be joining us by emailing us at lahanson@utah.gov.

To reach us the day of the event, please call:
Laura Hanson  801-589-8479

Plan to Wear/Bring: We Will Provide:
Sunblock Tools
Hat Gloves
Long pants Water
Closed-toe shoes Trash Bags
Refillable water bottle Snacks

 

2014 Volunteer Project Dates and Locations:

Date

Location

Time

Saturday
March 8, 2014
Volunteer and Leader Training
Big Bend Habitat Restoration Area
Big Bend Parking and Meeting Area
Big Bend Project Work Site
9-11 am
Tuesday
April 8, 2014
Big Bend Habitat Restoration Area
Big Bend Parking and Meeting Area
Big Bend Project Work Site
6-8 pm
Saturday
April 12, 2014
Volunteer and Leader Training
Big Bend Habitat Restoration Area
Big Bend Parking and Meeting Area
Big Bend Project Work Site

Click here for more details
9 am - 12 pm
Tuesday
April 15, 2014
JR Parkway Stewardship Project
Shields Lane Trailhead
947 West Shields Lane, South Jordan
6-8 pm
Saturday
April 26, 2014
Comcast Cares Day at Big Bend Habitat Restoration Area
Big Bend Parking and Meeting Area
Big Bend Project Work Site
8-10 am
Tuesday
May 6, 2014
CANCELED to avoid trail construction
Big Bend Habitat Restoration Area
Big Bend Parking and Meeting Area
Big Bend Project Work Site
6-8 pm
Saturday
May 10, 2014
JR Parkway Stewardship Project
James Madison Park
3300 South 1095 West South
Salt Lake
8-10 am
Saturday
May 17, 2014
CANCELED to avoid trail construction
Big Bend Habitat Restoration Area
Big Bend Parking and Meeting Area
Big Bend Project Work Site
8-10 am
Wednesday
May 21, 2014
JR Parkway Stewardship Project
James Madison Park
3300 South 1095 West South Salt Lake
6-8 pm
Thursday
May 29, 2014

Get Into the River
A two-day festival to celebrate and improve the Jordan River corridor
9 am -1pm
Tuesday
June 10, 2014
Big Bend Habitat Restoration Area
Directions
6-8 pm
Saturday
June 14, 2014
JR Parkway Stewardship Project
Jordan River Trail
7000 South 1095 West, West Jordan City
8-10 am
Saturday
June 21, 2014
Big Bend Habitat Restoration Area
Directions
8-10 am
Wednesday
June 25, 2014
JR Parkway Stewardship Project
4800 South Trailhead
Taylorsville, UT
6-8 pm
Tuesday
July 1, 2014
Big Bend Habitat Restoration Area
Directions
6-8 pm
Saturday
July 12, 2014
JR Parkway Stewardship Project
Day Riverside Library
1575 West 1000 North
Salt Lake City
8-10 am
Wednesday
July 16, 2014
JR Parkway Stewardship Project
Rotary Park
12300 South 973 West
Riverton
6-8 pm
Saturday
July 19, 2014
Big Bend Habitat Restoration Area
Directions
8-10 am
Saturday
August 2, 2014




Join Bud Light, the Jordan River Foundation, the Jordan River Commission and Salt Lake City Corp. for another chance to “Get Into The River”. Bud Light makes it possible to Do Good and Have Fun.

Volunteers must be age 21+ and PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
9 am - 2 pm
Saturday
August 9, 2014
JR Parkway Stewardship Project
Northwest Rec Center
300 North 1300 West
Salt Lake City
8-10 am
Tuesday
August 12, 2014
Big Bend Habitat Restoration Area
Directions
6-8 pm
Wednesday
August 20, 2014
JR Parkway Stewardship Project
North Salt Lake
1372 West Center Street
6-8 pm
Tuesday
September 2, 2014
Big Bend Habitat Restoration Area
Directions
6-8 pm
Saturday
September 13, 2014
JR Parkway Stewardship Project
James Madison Park
3300 South 1095 West South Salt Lake
9 am - 12 pm
Saturday
September 20, 2014
Lower Jordan River Habitat Restoration Project
The JRC is excited to work with the Nature Conservancy, Salt Lake City, and the Center for Documentary Expression and Art on a new restoration effort along the lower Jordan River.

Please join us in a volunteer restoration project!

Please RSVP
8-10 am
Wednesday
September 24, 2014
JR Parkway Stewardship Project
Little Confluence
4800 South 650 West
Taylorsville
6-8 pm
Saturday
September 27, 2014
Lower Jordan River Habitat Restoration Project
The JRC is excited to work with the Nature Conservancy, Salt Lake City, and the Center for Documentary Expression and Art on a new restoration effort along the lower Jordan River.

Please join us in a volunteer restoration project!

Please RSVP
9 am - 12 pm

 

 

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