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Blueprint Jordan River: A Lake to Lake Vision



River Activists: Take part in the future of the Jordan River



Deadline: This week!



Background:



Salt Lake County has recognized great potential in the Jordan River as a
resource to be celebrated and wisely managed. As such, it has hired
Envision Utah to work collaboratively with three counties and numerous
municipalities through which the Jordan River flows. In an effort named
Blueprint Jordan River, the partners aim to make the river corridor a
central amenity of our region, an area that draws residents and visitors to
accessible outdoor recreation, natural beauty, wildlife, and interesting
places to work, shop, and live.



The goals for Blueprint Jordan River are many, but the first step is to
update the 1971 Jordan River Parkway master plan by creating a vision of the
ideal corridor to inform implementation efforts. For a complete outline of
the County's project goals, please visit:
<http://www.blueprint.slco.org/scope/projectScope.html>
http://www.blueprint.slco.org/scope/projectScope.html



In order to establish that vision, Envision Utah held a number of public
workshops in early May. At the same time, they have published an on-line
survey to give those unable to attend the workshops an opportunity to share
their vision for the Jordan River.



Take Action:



It is important to express your opinion about how the Jordan River should be
managed in the future! Restoration does not mean the same thing to all
people. The choices are many, so let the County know what you think.



The Rivers Council strongly recommends that an environmental impact
statement be conducted for the river and that the green space along the
river consist of open space and restoration of the natural environment
throughout the entire corridor.



Please visit <http://www.blueprint.slco.org/>
http://www.blueprint.slco.org/ to complete the on-line survey available
there and make your recommendations heard.



Then, attend one of the open houses that will take place this week:



Open House Dates



Wednesday, September 10, 6:00-7:30 pm:



Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 1355 West, 3100 South, West Valley City



Thursday, September 11, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.



Lehi Legacy Center, 123 North Center Street, Lehi



Gale Center, 10300 Beckstead Lane, South Jordan





To Learn More: Contact Gabriel Epperson at <http://www.envisionutah.org>
Envision Utah (801) 303-1456