Archive for May, 2012

SLCA Volunteer Opportunity

Thursday, May 24th, 2012


National Trails Day

WHAT: National Trails Day

WHEN: Saturday June 2nd, 2012 / Registration and Breakfast: Begins at
7:45 / Welcome, Instructions, Safety talk: 8:40 / Work begins at 9:00 / Work
until 12:00 / Lunch and Thank you:  12:00

WHERE: Mount Olympus Trail-head on Wasatch Blvd. A free shuttle will be running from the Park-And-Ride at 6200 South Wasatch Blvd. beginning at 7:30 AM. Taking the shuttle is strongly advised as there is limited parking at the trail-head. If you can’t take the shuttle, please carpool!

DETAILS: Work Site: New Section of
Bonneville Shoreline Trail, Meeting at Mount Olympus trail-head, off Wasatch
Blvd. Must be 16 years old to participate in the trail work. Must be 13 years
old to participate in the weed pull. Pre-registration
.  All participants must pre-register through Public Lands
Info Center by calling 
801-466-6411 or
emailing or or at the Public Lands Information Center REI store, Salt Lake City 3285 East 3300 South Salt Lake City, UT 84109

SLCA Project this Saturday

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Access Fund, SLCA
Lower Parley’s Access Trail

The SLCA needs your help, please come out to help us maintain a popular SLC crag this Saturday!

Due to final logistical land ownership issues with Salt Lake County and Utah Department of Transportation, the scope of the Lower Parley’s stewardship project has changed slightly. The County is in the process of clarifying parcel boundaries and ownership of the actual cliff face. A greater master plan for this area is in the works with Salt Lake County and other land managers. The work that the work SLCA does on May 19th will play a part in that greater master plan.

Even though SLCA will not be able to construct a new access trail to the cliff, we have come to an agreement with Salt Lake County to still provide a much needed stewardship project at this area. The project will still include some of the proposed project objectives including: installing multiple check dams in the existing fall line access trail; maintaining and constructing water diversion structures on the main trail; and installing a kiosk at the trailhead.

The SLCA is partnering with the Access Fund through a grant they have awarded for this project. Other partners include Salt Lake County for partial funding and Mountain Trails Foundation who are providing the tools and trail expertise.

WHAT: Environmental Stewardship Volunteer Day
WHEN: May 19th, 2012 / 8:30pm-2:30pm
WHERE: The lower Parley’s Canyon Crag.
DETAILS: PRE-REGISTRATION is required to volunteer. Please SIGN UP on the online volunteer sign-up form to guarantee your lunch donated by Whole Foods. Participants are required to wear appropriate shoes (no open toed shoes) and long pants. NO DOGS. NO ALCOHOL. Bring plenty of water, snacks, and sunscreen.

SLCA May 2012 Update

Thursday, May 10th, 2012