Events for Environment

Volunteer Event: Beaver Dam Analog Building

Join the Swaner Preserve and Wild Utah Project in building several Beaver Dam Analogs along a stream on the Swaner Preserve! The BDAs will help improve water and habitat quality on the Preserve. This is a great way to get onto areas of the Preserve that are not open to the public. Volunteers should be able to walk over uneven ground, get in and out of a stream, spend the day outdoors, bend over for extended periods, work outdoors in a variety of conditions, and comply with the safety guidelines. Be prepared to get your hands dirty and have a lasting impact on the Preserve for years to come. Work will take place on Willow Creek on the Swaner Preserve. Parking and meeting location will be provided in a follow-up email prior to the event. Waders and Muck Boots will be available to borrow, or bring your own if there are some you prefer. Beaver dam analogs are a stream restoration structure. These human-made beaver dams provide ecological benefits of their natural counterparts by increasing habitat, lowering water temperature, recharging groundwater, and more!

Register for this volunteer event: https://swanerecocenter.volunteermatters.org/project-catalog/44



Alta Tree Planting Day 2021

Be a part of Alta’s busiest event of the season as we spend a burly day on the mountain planting up to 1,000 seedlings. These seedlings are native to Alta and grown from handpicked seed from the mountainside. We will hike to different locations throughout Alta where we will be planting seedlings where we think they are most likely to survive. After the event, join us at the Alta Town Park, lunch provided. All are welcome! 

Registration is required: treeutah.org



Alta Tree Planting Day 2021

Be a part of Alta’s busiest event of the season as we spend a burly day on the mountain planting up to 1,000 seedlings. These seedlings are native to Alta and grown from handpicked seed from the mountainside. We will hike to different locations throughout Alta where we will be planting seedlings where we think they are most likely to survive. After the event, join us at the Alta Town Park, lunch provided. All are welcome! 

Registration is required: treeutah.org



Alta Tree Planting Day 2021

Be a part of Alta’s busiest event of the season as we spend a burly day on the mountain planting up to 1,000 seedlings. These seedlings are native to Alta and grown from handpicked seed from the mountainside. We will hike to different locations throughout Alta where we will be planting seedlings where we think they are most likely to survive. After the event, join us at the Alta Town Park, lunch provided. All are welcome! 

Registration is required: treeutah.org



Mondays In the Park

Salt Lake City Arts Council's Living Traditions continues its mission of promoting and supporting arts in Utah with Mondays in the Park, a free series of concerts showcasing traditional folk music and cultural dances.  Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, picnics, family and friends for these fun outdoor concerts. 

September 20: Salt Lake City Ballet Company and Hopi Dance Group

More information at saltlakearts.org/livingtraditionspresents/mondaysinthepark



Let the Wild Grasses Grow with Kase Johnstun

Celebrate Let The Wild Grasses Grow, the debut book release for Kase Johnstun. Find at St. Joseph Catholic High School's auditorium at 7pm for a reading and Q&A with the Ogden author. Let the Wild Grasses Grow chronicles the lives of Della Chavez and John Cordova, childhood friends separated by a tragic accident, who find each other again during World War II after leading separate lives of struggle through the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, and, for John, abuse at the hands of his grandfather. This sweeping American love story celebrates the power of home landscapes, family heritage, and first love.

This event is made possible with support from Utah Humanities and Torrey House Press.

Learn More: https://fb.me/e/2kmiz3Atu



Volunteer Event: Beaver Dam Analog Building

Join the Swaner Preserve and Wild Utah Project in building several Beaver Dam Analogs along a stream on the Swaner Preserve! The BDAs will help improve water and habitat quality on the Preserve. This is a great way to get onto areas of the Preserve that are not open to the public. Volunteers should be able to walk over uneven ground, get in and out of a stream, spend the day outdoors, bend over for extended periods, work outdoors in a variety of conditions, and comply with the safety guidelines. Be prepared to get your hands dirty and have a lasting impact on the Preserve for years to come. Work will take place on Willow Creek on the Swaner Preserve. Parking and meeting location will be provided in a follow-up email prior to the event. Waders and Muck Boots will be available to borrow, or bring your own if there are some you prefer. Beaver dam analogs are a stream restoration structure. These human-made beaver dams provide ecological benefits of their natural counterparts by increasing habitat, lowering water temperature, recharging groundwater, and more!

Register for this volunteer event: https://swanerecocenter.volunteermatters.org/project-catalog/45



Humanities in the Wild: Eli Knapp

This Humanities in the Wild will be exploring the human impact on our feathered friends. Join Eli Knapp author of Dead Serious and local bird experts Ellis Juhlin and Aimee Van Tatenhove for a birding adventure as we walk from Stokes Nature Center to 2nd Dam and back. (Approximately 2 miles). Please dress appropriately and bring a reusable water bottle. Enjoy readings from the book, and a Q & A session inside the Nature Center following our birding adventure along with light refreshments!

More info: https://fb.me/e/1GTUX3wd2

Please contact palomo@utahhumanities.org for accessibility accommodations. This program is made possible with support from Utah Humanities, Torrey House Press, and Stokes Nature Center.



Fall Garden Clean-up Workshop

Join us for our fall garden clean-up event in the water-wise demonstration garden. We will prune back perennials, gather and spread seeds from plants, and discuss helpful ways to put your garden to sleep for the season. Our USU County Extension agent will be there to answer any pruning/dividing questions you may have for your own yard.

Register for this volunteer event here: https://swanerecocenter.volunteermatters.org/project-catalog/51