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  • The event must take place in Utah.
  • The organization promoting the event  must be a qualified 501 (c) (3) charity or political subdivision.
  • The event cannot promote a religious organization or individual.

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**Please submit request at least 10-14 days before your event – event listings read  on-air are chosen at random, two weeks prior to the event.**

 

August – October 2013

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.

Sep
21
Sat
Emigration Canyon Tree Planting @ Unified Fire Station 119
Sep 21 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Emigration Canyon Tree Planting @ Unified Fire Station 119

Please join Salt Lake County’s Office of Township Services and community organizations to plant 1,000 trees to beautify and improve safety in Emigration Canyon. Please wear sturdy shoes and bring your own gloves. Breakfast, shovels, and water will be provided.

Nature Unleashed: Inside Natural Disasters @ Natural History Museum of Utah
Sep 21 @ 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.

A Wetlands Migration Journey @ Millcreek Center Library
Sep 21 @ 2:30 pm
A Wetlands Migration Journey @ Millcreek Center Library

Kids, grades 3 to 6. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Presented by Tracy Aviary at the Millcreek Center Library.

Why do birds migrate, and what helps them along the way? This program turns participants into migratory birds and sends them on a journey that reveals the importance of wetland stopover zones. Kids will have up-close encounters with live migratory and wetlands birds.
Register by calling (801) 948-7884.

Sep
26
Thu
To Conserve Unimpaired The Evolution of the National Park Idea @ The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
Sep 26 @ 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm
To Conserve Unimpaired The Evolution of the National Park Idea @ The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law

Bob Keiter will read from and discuss his new book which argues the goal of the national parks system “to conserve unimpaired” is not as straightforward as it seems. Keiter traces the history of the national park idea from its inception to its uncertain future. Ultimately, Keiter demonstrates that parks cannot be treated as special islands and must be managed as critical cores of a larger ecosystem. Today’s mandate must remain to conserve unimpaired – but Keiter shows how the national park idea can and must go much farther.

Sep
28
Sat
Fall Bulb & Plant Sale @ Red Butte Garden
Sep 28 @ 9:00 am – 7:30 pm
Fall Bulb & Plant Sale @ Red Butte Garden

Support the Garden and choose from a wide selection of native and water-wise plants, ornamental grasses, and flowering perennials. Fall is the best time to plant garlic and spring flowering bulbs. Check out our selection, including bulbs for every use from naturalizing to forcing!
Staff and volunteers will be available to answer questions and assist you with plant selection. All proceeds benefit the Horticulture and Education programs at Red Butte Garden.

Nature Unleashed: Inside Natural Disasters @ Natural History Museum of Utah
Sep 28 @ 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.

Erin Brockovich town hall meeting @ Foxboro elementary
Sep 28 @ 2:00 pm
Erin Brockovich town hall meeting @ Foxboro elementary

Erin Brockovich, Communities For Clean Air & Physicians for a Healthy Environment are hosting a town hall meeting regarding shutting down Stericycle’s medical waste incinerator. We will have information and will be answering questions regarding our fight, your health, and our future plans.

Sep
30
Mon
Presentation: Tar Sands Refining and Climate Justice on the Wasatch Front @ Day Riverside Library
Sep 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Presentation: Tar Sands Refining and Climate Justice on the Wasatch Front @ Day Riverside Library

Join Peaceful Uprising for a presentation about an issue that’s seriously impacting our air!

Tar sands are asphalt-like deposits, and mining and refining them is a last-ditch effort to extract usable fuel from the earth. An oil-like substance is cemented into the rock, and turning it into usable fuel requires intensive processing that releases huge amounts of toxins into our air and water. It’s pretty much the dirtiest energy imaginable–yes, refining it is even worse for our air quality, and health, than refining regular crude.

Tar sands refining has already begun in North Salt Lake, at the Chevron refinery, which processes tar sands from Canada. This happened under the radar, without most people even being aware of what tar sands are–even though tar sands developments in Canada have been severely affecting people’s health for years.

Now, tar sands mining could begin in eastern Utah in the coming year–unless we stop it, which Peaceful Uprising and allies like Utah Tar Sands Resistance are working to do. But, we need to GROW the popular movement to stop tar sands in order to ultimately succeed. By demonstrating popular resistance, we show potential investors that tar sands developments in Utah are facing major roadblocks. This has set back start dates substantially, giving us confidence that we CAN win–with YOUR help!

We’ll give a presentation on what tar sands and climate justice are, and how this struggle is part of the broader movement for climate justice. We’ll talk about the effects of tar sands mining and refining on our health, and what the campaign has been doing so far.

Then, we’ll open a space for asking questions, and for sharing concerns, knowledge, and ideas.

If you’re interested in getting involved with Peaceful Uprising’s work, this is a great way to plug in! If you just want to know more about the issue and get updates about important events, that’s great too.

If you want to set up a presentation for your congregation, PTA, or other group, email Volunteers@PeacefulUprising.org.

Oct
2
Wed
Salt Lake County Bicycle Advisory Committee Monthly Meeting @ Salt Lake County Government Center
Oct 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Salt Lake County Bicycle Advisory Committee Monthly Meeting @ Salt Lake County Government  Center

The Salt Lake County Bicycle Advisory Committee (SLCBAC) is a panel of volunteer citizens

who are dedicated to bringing the benefits of cycling to the Wasatch Front! The committee

meets on the first Wednesday of each month to discuss community development of better

resources for bicycles and walking. The general public is always welcome to join us at the

Salt Lake County Government Center at 2001 South State Street, Room N-1010 from 5:30-

7:30pm.