This event directly supports the vision of The Wasatch Water Legacy Partnership (WWLP) which is to undertake creative and effective actions that conserve and sustain critical resources, create resilient ecosystems, and enrich the quality of life for the region, its residents, businesses, and canyon visitors. The partnership will leverage private and public support to achieve this vision in the short- and long term. There will be many other service projects in the future and the public is encouraged to participate. These projects will include; invasive plant removal, trail inventory and rehabilitation, vegetation management, water quality monitoring.
The WWLP is made up of federal, state, county and municipal governments, nongovernmental organizations, and ski resorts, with support from the outdoor retailer industry. The Partnership was formed in response to the federal government’s desire to develop innovative public-private partnerships involving public lands. With declining budgets and increasing pressure and reliance on public lands, these agencies are finding challenges to meeting their management direction. To build more ownership in the problem and the solution, the agencies expanded their partnership into this collaborative effort.
The trails project will be held on Saturday, September 29, 2012 from 7:30 AM to Noon. Only fifty volunteers are needed and will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Volunteers are to meet at the Park and Ride Lot at 3900 S and Wasatch where they will be taken by shuttle to the work site. Work will be comprised of trail improvements and reroute work. Please wear/bring: Long pants, close-toed shoes and work gloves. Please bring your own hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, water bottle, weather appropriate clothing, and personal items as needed in a daypack. All necessary tools will be provided. A light breakfast will also be provided. Check in/registration is from 7:30 – 8:00 AM. Pre-registration required. All participants should register through PLIC. 801-466-6411. Via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Participants must be at least 13 years old to participate