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Employment Opportunity: Education Coordinator

03 January 2019
FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake Seeking Education & Coordinator    

Weber River Symposium - Confluence 2019 - Tickets Available Now

18 December 2018
Please join the Weber River Partnership for Confluence 2019 - Our Annual Weber River Symposium This is our annual opportunity to come together as stakeholders in the Weber River Watershed and discuss emerging opportunities and challenges, and to learn about successes and accomplishments within the basin during the previous year.…

Salt Lake County Watershed Symposium Presentations Available Online

18 December 2018
If you missed any of the wonderful presentations at the Salt Lake County Watershed Symposium, they are now available online through the following link: Watershed Symposium Presentations

Inland port board opponents raise concerns about the project’s impact on Legacy Parkway truck ban

14 December 2018
By Taylor Stevens, Salt Lake Tribune Concerned about the impact a planned development in Salt Lake City’s westernmost area could have on a truck-free highway in Davis County, a group of community advocates urged the Inland Port Authority Board to support efforts to preserve the road as it is. In…

Gehrke: We shouldn’t squander Legacy Parkway’s special features before we know what we want it to be

12 December 2018
By Robert Gehrke, Salt Lake Tribune The notion behind the Legacy Parkway was for it to be kinder and gentler than the average highway. That’s evident in the noise-dampening asphalt, the 55 mph speed limit, and the bike paths and bridges that run along the road. There are also no…

Legacy Parkway’s Truck Ban and Low Speed Limit Will Disappear Without Action by the Utah Legislature

12 December 2018
By Lee Davidson, Salt Lake Tribune Legacy Parkway in Davis County is a different sort of freeway. It bans trucks. The speed limit is just 55 mph. Its mere two lanes in each direction have rubberized pavement to dampen sound — all designed to help adjacent wetlands and wildlife. But…
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