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August – September 2013

Aug
24
Sat
Nature Unleashed: Inside Natural Disasters @ Natural History Museum of Utah
Aug 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Nature Unleashed: Inside Natural Disasters @ Natural History Museum of Utah

Powerful earth processes have shaped our dynamic planet including earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, and volcanic eruptions.

Nature Unleashed: Inside Natural Disasters explores the science behind these phenomena, the tools used to study and predict them, and stories of human responses to these events.

FOR THE NEXT SEVEN GENERATIONS @ THE SHOP, yoga Studio
Aug 24 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
FOR THE NEXT SEVEN GENERATIONS @ THE SHOP, yoga Studio

Grandmother Mona Polacca, a member of the International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers and a of various UN committees, will lead a discussion on how we can be involved in water conservation solutions and indigenous wisdom. Local organizations will also be present to discuss how we can support our local community’s conservation projects.

 

Light snacks and beverages will be provided after the film while attendants enjoy the information tables and live music.
All proceeds go to the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers. Brought together by a common vision of peace, thirteen tribal elders, all grandmothers from across the globe, travel to eight different countries to share one powerful message of hope. Five years in the making and shot on location from the remote villages of the Amazon to the steps of the Vatican, this film follows these amazing women as they face a world in crisis.

Aug
26
Mon
Rehabilitation of the Ute Mountain Lookout Tower @ Ashley National Forest
Aug 26 – Sep 30 all-day
Rehabilitation of the Ute Mountain Lookout Tower @ Ashley National Forest

Ute Mountain Lookout Tower is the first and the last standing fire tower with living quarters above ground in Utah, offering a panoramic view of the picturesque Uinta Mountain Range. Constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps between 1935-1937, the tower served as the fire lookout’s living quarters, thirty feet above the ground with only 196 square feet of space. While the lookout is no longer used to spot fires, it is a significant tourist attraction in the area and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Today it stands as a monument to the early years of fire prevention and detection of the Forest Service, an important part of our cultural heritage.

Dates: Session 1: Aug. 26th-30th; Session 2: Sept. 3rd-6th; Session 3: Sept 9th-13th; Session 4: Sept 16th-20th

Scope of Work: Ute Tower was a tourist attraction until its closing September of 2008 due to decay in the tower legs and stairway. HistoriCorps volunteers will reroof the tower, replace deteriorated timbers, and rehabilitate the windows, learning how to:

  • Reroof the cab
  • Remove, repair, and rebuild cross ties
  • Remove and rebuild stairs, catwalk and railing
  • Retro-fit joists and beams beneath platform
  • Scrape and paint all exterior surfaces

Lodging and Directions: Take Hwy 44 to Sheep Creek Geological Loop. The tower is located two and one-half miles west of the loop. Take the turn off on the unpaved and narrow road towards Spirit Lake. The tower is located 51 miles northwest of Vernal, UT at 8,834 feet elevation, Near Flaming Gorge Reservoir. Volunteers will be camping at Summit Springs Guard Station, approximately 3.5 miles east of Ute Tower. Volunteers also have the option of camping at the Ute Tower Site. More specific directions will be given upon registration.

Additional Information: The project will be managed and supervised by two or more HistoriCorps instructors and will be designed to optimize learning opportunities. Camping, tools, safety equipment, and meals will be provided by HistoriCorps but transportation and to and from the project is the responsibility of the participant. Volunteers are responsible for bringing their own camping gear. All crew members must be physically capable of lifting, climbing, bending, and kneeling for sustained periods each day at high altitudes in variable weather; previous carpentry, roofing/shingling, maintenance, historic preservation, landscaping, and/or construction experience helpful, but not required. If you have a fear of heights, this project is not recommended.

Slow the Flow! Free Water Check @ Salt Lake or Utah Counties
Aug 26 all-day
Slow the Flow!   Free Water Check @ Salt Lake or Utah Counties

USU Water Check Program

Utah State University and local water providers have once again teamed up to bring you the Slow the Flow Free Water Check Program. Irrigation system evaluators will come to your home to conduct an analysis of your in-ground, automatic sprinkler system, and a customized watering schedule will be created.

Sign up for a free water check, today!

Date: 5/13/13-9/1/13

Time: 8 am – 5 pm, M-F

Aug
28
Wed
Community Discussion Night: How to Protect Our Air, Land, and Water from Tar Sands Mining (and Refining), Together! @ Sprague Library
Aug 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Community Discussion Night: How to Protect Our Air, Land, and Water from Tar Sands Mining (and Refining), Together! @ Sprague Library

Join Peaceful Uprising for a community discussion on creating a just and healthy world by protecting our air from tar sands mining and refining. In Utah, tar sands mining could soon begin–for the first time in the U.S.–and the tar-like oil would be refined in North Salt Lake. Refining tar sands here would harm our air, and our health, even more than refining regular crude, making it a major climate justice issue. Join us to work on creating SOLUTIONS to this human health nightmare, while forging a resilient community that’s empowered to take action!

Can’t make it on August 28? Contact Melanie@PeacefulUprising to set up a discussion with your neighborhood or organization. We look forward to seeing you soon!

https://www.facebook.com/events/502995109789749/

www.peacefuluprising.org

Aug
29
Thu
Community Discussion Night: Protecting Our Air from Tar Sands Refining @ Day Riverside Library
Aug 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Community Discussion Night: Protecting Our Air from Tar Sands Refining @ Day Riverside Library

Tar sands mining, and refining—one of the world’s dirtiest industries—affects some communities disproportionately. Tar sands refining has already begun in North Salt Lake, and if mining in Utah is allowed to proceed—for the first time in the U.S.—the refining will continue to increase on the Wasatch Front. Refinery-side communities in the Rose Park and North Salt Lake area already deal with some of the worst air quality on the nation on a daily basis. If you live there, you already know this. The question is, what can we do to protect our air from tar sands refining together?

Join Peaceful Uprising for a community discussion on creating a healthy and just world by protecting our air from tar sands refining. We’re working to create solutions to this human health nightmare, while forging a resilient community that’s empowered to take action!

Can’t make it on August 29th? Get in touch with Melanie@PeacefulUprising.org to arrange a discussion with your own neighborhood or organization! We look forward to talking with you.

Aug
30
Fri
Rivers and Dams of the Colorado Plateau @ Marriott Library, Special Collections Reading Room, Level 4
Aug 30 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Rivers and Dams of the Colorado Plateau @ Marriott Library, Special Collections Reading Room, Level 4

Come see the Marriott Library’s new exhibit on river running history, “Rivers and Dams of the Colorado Plateau,” featuring items from Special Collections.

Materials include books, rare photographs, and films on topics such as USGS Surveys, French Kayakers, and SOCOTWA.

Aug
31
Sat
Nature Unleashed: Inside Natural Disasters @ Natural History Museum of Utah
Aug 31 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Nature Unleashed: Inside Natural Disasters @ Natural History Museum of Utah

Powerful earth processes have shaped our dynamic planet including earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, and volcanic eruptions.

Nature Unleashed: Inside Natural Disasters explores the science behind these phenomena, the tools used to study and predict them, and stories of human responses to these events.

Sep
3
Tue
Rehabilitation of the Ute Mountain Lookout Tower @ Ashley National Forest
Sep 3 – Sep 6 all-day
Rehabilitation of the Ute Mountain Lookout Tower @ Ashley National Forest

Ute Mountain Lookout Tower is the first and the last standing fire tower with living quarters above ground in Utah, offering a panoramic view of the picturesque Uinta Mountain Range. Constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps between 1935-1937, the tower served as the fire lookout’s living quarters, thirty feet above the ground with only 196 square feet of space. While the lookout is no longer used to spot fires, it is a significant tourist attraction in the area and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Today it stands as a monument to the early years of fire prevention and detection of the Forest Service, an important part of our cultural heritage.

Dates: Session 1: Aug. 26th-30th; Session 2: Sept. 3rd-6th; Session 3: Sept 9th-13th; Session 4: Sept 16th-20th

Scope of Work: Ute Tower was a tourist attraction until its closing September of 2008 due to decay in the tower legs and stairway. HistoriCorps volunteers will reroof the tower, replace deteriorated timbers, and rehabilitate the windows, learning how to:

  • Reroof the cab
  • Remove, repair, and rebuild cross ties
  • Remove and rebuild stairs, catwalk and railing
  • Retro-fit joists and beams beneath platform
  • Scrape and paint all exterior surfaces

Lodging and Directions: Take Hwy 44 to Sheep Creek Geological Loop. The tower is located two and one-half miles west of the loop. Take the turn off on the unpaved and narrow road towards Spirit Lake. The tower is located 51 miles northwest of Vernal, UT at 8,834 feet elevation, Near Flaming Gorge Reservoir. Volunteers will be camping at Summit Springs Guard Station, approximately 3.5 miles east of Ute Tower. Volunteers also have the option of camping at the Ute Tower Site. More specific directions will be given upon registration.

Additional Information: The project will be managed and supervised by two or more HistoriCorps instructors and will be designed to optimize learning opportunities. Camping, tools, safety equipment, and meals will be provided by HistoriCorps but transportation and to and from the project is the responsibility of the participant. Volunteers are responsible for bringing their own camping gear. All crew members must be physically capable of lifting, climbing, bending, and kneeling for sustained periods each day at high altitudes in variable weather; previous carpentry, roofing/shingling, maintenance, historic preservation, landscaping, and/or construction experience helpful, but not required. If you have a fear of heights, this project is not recommended.

Sep
4
Wed
Toward a Theory of Environmental Privacy @ The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
Sep 4 @ 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm
Toward a Theory of Environmental Privacy @ The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law

Individuals engage in numerous activities (purchasing and driving a car, applying lawn pesticides) with environmental consequences (lifecycle product impacts, tailpipe emissions, contaminated run-off). The environmental harms occasioned by these activities are often individually de minimis but collectively significant. Environmental law largely ignores individuals as a source of environmental harms but it will be necessary to more directly address harms arising from environmentally significant individual behaviors to make progress toward sustainability, mitigate climate change, and, more generally, tackle second generation environmental challenges.