Opportunity Knocks -- Draft, June 18, 2012Last Updated on 2012-06-18 19:42:32Opportunity Knocks
By Ray Wheeler
Draft, June 18, 2012
Thanks to the vision and leadership of Salt Lake City’s new Parks and Public Lands director, Emy Maloutas, the Glendale and Poplar Grove neighborhoods may soon be the site of a new native plant and streambank restoration project on City-owned land along the Jordan River at 900 South. Over a half million Utah residents participated in such activities,
The proposed 7-acre restoration area, encompassing a river bend called the “Ninth South Oxbow”, is the missing link in a potential park complex of 60 acres. The project, funded with $383,000 from a Chevron oil spill damage mitigation funds, will remove non-native vegetation, replacing it with native grasses, wildlfowers, shrubs and trees. It will regrade parts of the stream bank to enhance natural stream function, and it will upgrade a... More »
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