NEWS & NOTICES

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WATERSHED  - BEST PRACTICES TRAINING SERIES

Best Practices Training Series on Zoom.  We are working to improve the water quality in Emigration Canyon through the education of residents and visitors by holding a series of Best Practices Training sessions on Zoom. These training sessions will have presentations from the leading experts in water quality and septic systems during the fall of 2021.  

OCTOBER 5, 2021 - WATER QUALITY, "The Best Practices Training on water quality was a huge success, click here for a link to the recorded session. The next event is on November 2, 2021, from 7:00-8:15 PM.

NOVEMBER 2, 2021 - SEPTIC SYSTEMS


Please email ecmetro@riverrestoration.org for more information and to get on the email list.

"If you would like to join a training session with Utah Water Watch on October 30, please click here for more information" 

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WATERSHED PLAN - EMIGRATION CANYON RESIDENTS ONLINE SURVEY

Emigration Canyon Metro Township has launched a watershed planning effort to address the longstanding water quality issues in Emigration Creek. Acting on a proposal by the Emigration Canyon Sustainability Alliance, the township applied for and received a $40,000 grant from the Utah Division of Water Quality to develop a new management plan based on EPA standards and an integrated watershed approach. 

To help us create that plan, the township has hired 
River Restoration, a group of engineers and watershed scientists with a strong stewardship ethic and a track record of creating solutions that enhance the social, economic and ecological values flowing in rivers. Watershed ecologist Eric McCulley leads the firm’s Salt Lake City office and brings to this assignment more than 15 years of experience in planning, implementing, and managing ecological restoration and wetland mitigation projects across western North America. Locally he’s served on the Jordan River Commission’s Technical Advisory Committee for almost a decade. 

Eric and the River Restoration team are now in the early stages of a holistic planning process that will identify and engage stakeholders, characterize the watershed, assess impairments, establish remediation goals, identify technical solutions, and quantify the necessary financial resources. When the plan is complete in March 2022, we’ll be ready to pursue funding in time for implementation during the following year. 

Residents and others with an interest in the canyon watershed can engage the project team and provide input in several ways. 

  • Take a brief online survey you’ll find here

  • Email the team at ecmetro@riverrestoration.org to sign up for notifications, submit a comment, or ask a question

  • Download a PDF of the map shown above, add a comment or story and email it to the team 

  • Visit myemigrationcreek.org and use the Submit Story feature to pin a location and tell us a tale

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NO FIREWORKS IN EMIGRATION CANYON

Fireworks are restricted in Emigration Canyon.  

2021 Fireworks restricted areas map 

Fireworks Safety Tips

2021 UFA's Fireworks Letter

NEWS & NOTICES

Screen Shot 2021-09-30 at 12.15.04 PM.png

WATERSHED  - BEST PRACTICES TRAINING SERIES

Best Practices Training Series on Zoom.  We are working to improve the water quality in Emigration Canyon through the education of residents and visitors by holding a series of Best Practices Training sessions on Zoom. These training sessions will have presentations from the leading experts in water quality and septic systems during the fall of 2021.  

OCTOBER 5, 2021 - WATER QUALITY, "The Best Practices Training on water quality was a huge success, click here for a link to the recorded session. The next event is on November 2, 2021, from 7:00-8:15 PM.

NOVEMBER 2, 2021 - SEPTIC SYSTEMS


Please email ecmetro@riverrestoration.org for more information and to get on the email list.

"If you would like to join a training session with Utah Water Watch on October 30, please click here for more information" 

Image by kazuend

WATERSHED PLAN - EMIGRATION CANYON RESIDENTS ONLINE SURVEY

Emigration Canyon Metro Township has launched a watershed planning effort to address the longstanding water quality issues in Emigration Creek. Acting on a proposal by the Emigration Canyon Sustainability Alliance, the township applied for and received a $40,000 grant from the Utah Division of Water Quality to develop a new management plan based on EPA standards and an integrated watershed approach. 

To help us create that plan, the township has hired 
River Restoration, a group of engineers and watershed scientists with a strong stewardship ethic and a track record of creating solutions that enhance the social, economic and ecological values flowing in rivers. Watershed ecologist Eric McCulley leads the firm’s Salt Lake City office and brings to this assignment more than 15 years of experience in planning, implementing, and managing ecological restoration and wetland mitigation projects across western North America. Locally he’s served on the Jordan River Commission’s Technical Advisory Committee for almost a decade. 

Eric and the River Restoration team are now in the early stages of a holistic planning process that will identify and engage stakeholders, characterize the watershed, assess impairments, establish remediation goals, identify technical solutions, and quantify the necessary financial resources. When the plan is complete in March 2022, we’ll be ready to pursue funding in time for implementation during the following year. 

Residents and others with an interest in the canyon watershed can engage the project team and provide input in several ways. 

  • Take a brief online survey you’ll find here

  • Email the team at ecmetro@riverrestoration.org to sign up for notifications, submit a comment, or ask a question

  • Download a PDF of the map shown above, add a comment or story and email it to the team 

  • Visit myemigrationcreek.org and use the Submit Story feature to pin a location and tell us a tale

Screen Shot 2021-07-02 at 12.58.49 AM.png

NO FIREWORKS IN EMIGRATION CANYON

Fireworks are restricted in Emigration Canyon.  

2021 Fireworks restricted areas map 

Fireworks Safety Tips

2021 UFA's Fireworks Letter

Screen Shot 2021-07-02 at 12.58.49 AM.png

NO FIREWORKS IN EMIGRATION CANYON

Fireworks are restricted in Emigration Canyon.  

2021 Fireworks restricted areas map 

Fireworks Safety Tips

2021 UFA's Fireworks Letter