Events

 

Upcoming Events

Utah Lake Authority Meetings

Date: April 3rd, May 15th, July 17th, Sept. 18th, Nov. 20th 2024

Time: 9-10 am

Location: Provo Airport, 1331 Sky Way, Provo, UT 84601 (Airport Board room, upstairs on the south end) For free parking during the meeting, reach out to the ULA about a parking code.

Every other month, the Utah Lake Authority hosts a board meeting that is open to the public. In the meetings the members of the board discuss how to effectively manage Utah Lake and allow imput from the public about how community members would the ULA to act. For more information, go to utahlake.org

Photo by Kevin Hehl

Utah Lake Planting Party

Date: April 22nd, 2024

Time: 4:30-6pm

Location: North Shore Utah Lake, google maps link coming soon

Join us as we come together to take care of the important habitat around Utah Lake. We’ll be planting native plant plugs and seeds to restore the shoreline.

Photo by Teri Harman

Slate Canyon Saturday

Date: April 27th, 2024

Time: 9-11am

Location: Slate Canyon Park

Join Conserve Utah Valley, Provo Parks and Recreation in celebrating and caring for Slate Canyon. 
 
Education Stations include friends from Provo Sustainability, the Utah Valley Chapter of the American Chemical Society “Get a Charge out of Chemistry,”  BYU Geology and the Provo River Delta Restoration. Two local artists Katelyn Garcia of Provo’s Art+Nature and Alison Spencer, UVU Illustration Instructor lead us in Recycled Paper Pulp Organism Sculptures and Observational Drawing.  Please register for the art workshops beginning at 9:00 Come enjoy a great view of the valley and Utah Lake and “see” things in a new way.
Service projects include carrying out trash accumulated over the winter, removing invasive myrtle spurge, and clearing puncture weeds and improving the Bonneville Shoreline Trail south towards Springville. Provo Parks has asked for our help to remove puncture weeds from the bike trail and northwest Slate Canyon Drive sidewalk areas. With the bike skills course and Bonneville Shoreline Trail access we really need a safe bike route free of puncture weeds that ruin bike tires. Help us remove the dead vines and seeds before they germinate. (Provo City Parks applied weed killer 6 times in 2023.  Help us thank them for their effort and give them a hand.)  Please sign up for which service project that you would like to work on.

All volunteers 18 years and older must use the link below to sign the Provo City Volunteer Waiver. Parents must fill out the waiver for their children younger than 18 years of age.  Volunteer Waiver forms are also used to track hours worked for matching grant funds.

Past Events

Open Lands Conference

Dates: Wednesday, January 10th, 2024

Time: 6-8 pm

Location: Spanish Fork Library, Heritage Conference Room

Speakers:

  • Brandon Gordon, Utah County Commissioner
  • Heinrich Deters, Park City’s Trails & Open Space Program Manager
  • Andy Beerman; Former Park City Mayor
  • Celeste Johnson, Mayor of the City of Midway
  • Wendy Fisher, Utah Open Lands
  • Tom Sakievich, Utah County Commissioner

3rd Annual Bonneville Shoreline Trail Hike

Dates: Sept. 16th

Time: 7am-12pm

Location: Meet at the Bridal Veil Falls trailhead

This will be the third year in a row that we will be hosting a group hike along the Bonneville Shoreline Trail! We hope you join us as we hike along the stretch of the trail that passes through Provo from Bridal Veil Falls to Slate Canyon. We’ll make stops to discuss where current access points are and where the gaps in the trail are.

The full hike will go from the Bridal Veil Falls trailhead and end at Slate Canyon (a total of about 12 miles). For those who would like to do a shorter hike, there are two other places with easy access that you can end at: East Lawn Cemetary (about 5 miles) and Rock Canyon trailhead (about 8 miles). If you would like to park your car at one of these locations and shuttle to Bridal Veil Falls to start, a van will be at Slate Canyon at 6:15am, Rock Canyon at 6:30am, and another shuttle will pick people up from East Lawn at 6:30am. We plan to start hiking at 7am. Those who come will be entered into a raffle to win some free Patagonia gear so make sure you show up to hike!

Utah Lake Shoreline Cleanup

Date: July 29th, 2023

Time: 9:30-11:30 am

Location: Mill Race Boat Ramp, Provo

Come join us for our second shoreline cleanup of the year! This is a great opportunity for community members around the lake to come together and help take care of this precious natural resource. Trash bags and gloves will be provided.

Utah Lake

The Torrey House Press Utah Lake chapbook event

Date: June 24th, 2023

Time: 7pm

Location: Pioneer Book, 450 W Center St
Provo, UT 84601

The Torrey House Press is hosting a community event for the official publication of their Utah Lake chapbook and we wanted to share the details with all of you!

Please join us for an evening celebrating Utah Lake and exploring the writing of a new chapbook focused on this iconic but deeply misunderstood Utah Valley landmark. 
Chapbook Description From THP Website:

For millennia, Utah Lake has been the heart of a gracious desert valley, its waters a life-giving bounty for migrating birds and abundant fish, its shores a long-time home for people. Then nineteenth-century settlers, unversed in aridity, wreaked havoc on the lake and the lives it sustained. A World-War-II-era steel mill poisoned the water almost beyond recovery, and introduced species decimated aquatic life. Yet the lake still draws people to its shores, waters, and memories even as communal grief has partly obscured the potent, if tenuous, return of a great jewel of the West. These words arise from complex emotions, striking encounters, and surging hopes for a place that can transcend tragedy, heal community, and answer to past and future generations past and future.

Migrating birds fly over Utah Lake in the morning mist. Photo by Jeff Beck.

CUV Town Hall: Spanish Fork Inland Port

Date: Thursday, June 8th, 2023

Time: 7 PM

Location: Spanish Fork Library, Heritage Multipurpose Room 80 South Main Street Spanish Fork, UT 84660 

Zoom Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81350542305

With the recent proposal of the Spanish Fork Inland Port, we determined it would be helpful for all parties involved to host a Town Hall meeting to learn about the details of this project. We are concerned about the potential threat to the wetlands around Utah Lake from the inland port and want to share more information with the public. 

Utah Lake Shoreline Cleanup

 

Date: Saturday, May 20th 2023

Time: 9:30am–11:30am

Location: Mill Race Boat Ramp, Provo

Spring is finally here and so is the opportunity to take care of our beautiful Utah Lake! A lot of trash has accumulated and we need your help to help clean up the Mill Race section of the shoreline.

Photo by Kevin Hehl

Slate Canyon Saturday: Earth Day

Date: April 22, 2023

Time: 10 AM – 12 PM

Location: Slate Canyon Park

For International Earth Day, Conserve Utah Valley is partnering with Provo City to host another Slate Canyon Saturday event. Come join us as we learn more about and take care of this precious natural resource!

Here are the different activities we will have for you to participate in: Join Provo City Library Outreach Van using iNaturalist for the 2023 City Nature Challenge!

2. Groom the bike skills course.

3.. Replace slats on wooden fence.

4. Groom the Bonneville Shoreline Trail south of the pavilion.

5. Parking strip maintenance along road.

6. Clean Disc Golf Course and Debris Basin.

7. ” Purge the Spurge!” Remove invasive plant myrtle spurge.

8. Graffiti Removal

9. Educational Booths learning about and caring for our city’s resources.

10. Meet our Slate Canyon Plant of 2023 Rubber Rabbit Brush.

11. Mountain Goat Trail Run from American Fork ends at Slate Canyon.

Latest News

Open Lands Conference Recording

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