Riverton City & JRC Partner to Improve Local River & Ponds

In a project administered by the Jordan River Commission (JRC), a 10-acre wetland complex along the Jordan River is undergoing restoration and improvements through the benefit of a $20,000 UDAF Invasive Species Mitigation Grant, a $29,550 NFWF Five-Star Restoration Grant, and matching grants that include $8,000 in labor from Riverton City Parks and Recreation staff. Additional partners for the project include Salt Lake County Utah Conservation Corps (SLCo UCC) and Utah Forestry, Fire, and State Lands (UFFSL).

"The beautification of this area will add to the enjoyment we all experience in utilizing this incredible resource. It is a benefit to our entire community. By working with the JRC in identifying grant funds that require only in-kind contributions from our City, it really comes at no additional financial burden to our taxpayers and residents,” stated Riverton City Council Member Trent Staggs. “I want to thank the other elected officials for their support and the JRC's Executive Director Laura Hanson, Park and Public Services Director Sheril Garn along with Riverton City Staff members, and our many residents, including Tish Buroker, who have been so actively engaged in this project."

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