Westminster Scholars Helping Hands Day 2009
On August 24, 2009 the first group of Westminster Scholars teamed up with the Lacross team to participate in a Helping Hands activity at Hidden Hollow in Sugarhouse. The group worked with Arthur Morris of Utah Open Lands and Lynne Olson of Parleys Rails, Trails and Tunnels association. They learned about the history of the park, native and invasive plant species, and then conducted a scientific survey of plant species in each of the six plant communities. The study will assist the city as it works to eliminate invasive non-native species from the park. After lunch the groups helped pick up trash in the park. Watch a video here.
Parleys Rails, Trails and Tunnels
Parley's Rails, Trails and Tunnels (PRATT) Coalition was created to assist city, county, state and federal agencies and other public and private partners in completing a multi-use trail along I-80 via Parley's Creek Corridor and the Sugar House Rail Spur to connect the Bonneville Shoreline Trail with the Provo-Jordan River Parkway. For more information please see the web site of Parley's Rails, Trails and Tunnels.
Utah Open Lands
Utah Open Lands is a non-profit land trust conservation association. Their mission is to protect and preserve open space in order to maintain Utah's natural heritage and quality of life for present and future generations. This is achieved by assisting private landowners, government agencies and communities in the voluntary preservation of the agricultural, scenic, recreational, historical, and wildlife values of open land. For more information or to find out what you can do to help, please see the web site of Utah Open Lands.