Continued Improvements & Increased Activity along the Jordan River
Riverton City partnered with the Jordan River Commission almost three years ago and share the goal of proper restoration and maintenance of the Jordan River Parkway. Three grants, including matching funds, volunteer labor, and service from Riverton City staff, have been collectively received to support restoration of the wetland ponds and Jordan River banks in the Riverton area.
Riverton City Councilman Trent Staggs: "The funding and volunteer hours by residents in the community have vastly improved the condition of this section of the trail way, removing the bulk of the noxious weeds and other invasive species that have choked out the ponds and surrounding area. The annual grants we are now getting will also contribute substantially to the ongoing maintenance of this area to preserve its enhanced state."
Along with improvements to help create a nicer destination area for the community, the Jordan River Commission has partnered with other member cities, including Riverton, to initiate a walk and talk education program that will take place throughout the month of September.
Every Tuesday in September an educational walk and talk will take place. All events will begin at the Dr. O Roi Hardy Pavilion located at 12400 River Vista Drive. All events will be from 7:00 – 8:00 pm. Other events will be take place throughout September to better educate the community on how to “celebrate, restore, recreate, and explore” the Jordan River Corridor.
Details are listed below:
September 12: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. Learn about the restoration of the Riverton Wetlands, hosted by Eric McCulley, Watershed Scientist.
September 19: Birds & Bees and the Fish in the Sea. Hosted by the Salt Lake County Fish & Game Association. Learn about the wildlife and fish that make their home in and around the Jordan River.
September 26: Are Wetlands Important? Hosted by the Living Aquarium, learn about the ecology of the wetlands, with a focus specifically on activities for Children.