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UPCOMING EVENTS
September 14
Community Trash Pickup Day 8-10 AM 

Sept 12, & Dec 12
Pet Licensing Clinics with SLCo Animal Services, Noon-2PM at the Fire Station

PUBLIC MEETINGS
Community Council

August 13, 7 PM at the Fire Station: Trails Working Group Update
Typically 2nd Tuesday of each month

Metro Township Council
Aug 22, 7 PM at the Fire Station
Typically 4th Thursday of each month

Planning Commission
The planning commission has started work on the General Plan for Emigration Canyon. Check here for updates & meeting schedule.

Emigration Canyon News

In this edition...

#EmigrationFire

On Monday evening, July 22nd, a wildfire broke out in Pinecrest Canyon shortly before 6PM. The response from UFA and partner agencies was swift, and within several hours the fire was brought largely under control. The fire spread to about 10 acres. By midnight on July 23rd, the #EmigrationFire was declared 100% contained. Over the next 24 hours, crews went square foot by square foot over the entire area to make sure the fire was completely out. UFA was assisted by the Twin Peaks T2IA hotshots from Draper and Tatanka Hotshots from South Dakota, as well as air support. We are incredibly grateful to all of the emergency responders, whose swift response helped prevent any loss of life or property. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

If you did not receive a message from the Emigration Canyon Metro Township Council about the fire, please sign up for Code Red emergency notifications by going to this link: https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/en-US/BF622E7C93F2. Once you have created an account, you can set your preferences for how you would like to be notified (via phone call, text message, email, or all of the above). You can link multiple phone numbers and email addresses to your account. You can choose to receive only emergency notifications, or also received general (non-emergency) notifications from the EC Metro Township Council and weather notifications from the National Weather Service. 

Volunteers Needed for Trash Pick-Up

Have you noticed trash piling up on the roadsides? Be part of the solution! Join a community led Emigration Canyon Trash Pickup Day on September 14 from 8am to 10am. Volunteers will split up into teams and walk about 1-2 miles of the main canyon road picking up trash. We will provide all the supplies, we just need you! Email mvelinder@gmail.com or text/call (720) 320-2987 if you are interested in helping keep our canyon clean and beautiful! And stay tuned for another trash pickup date in the spring.

Emigration Canyon Trails Planning Update

Last spring the EC Metro Township Council asked the Emigration Canyon Community Council (ECCC) to review the 2007 Emigration Canyon Trails Master Plan, and recommend those aspects of the plan most feasible for implementation. Much has changed in the canyon since 2007. Many private properties have changed hands. Significant parcels have passed into public or institutional ownership with deeded conservation restrictions, and Salt Lake City has launched a major trails initiative on the east bench. 

The review process began last summer with public meetings facilitated by Dan Anderson, a member of ECCC. An ECCC working group was formed to assess trail opportunities and constraints in light of community sentiment and current circumstances. Members include Dan Anderson, Rin Harris, Claire Clark, Mike Jimenez and Bill Tobey, all from the ECCC, and two community representatives: Andy McNeil and Sarah Bennett. Other stakeholders have been consulted, including the Unified Fire Authority, Unified Police Department, Salt Lake County, Salt Lake City, US Forest Service, and Utah Open Lands. This group plans to present its findings to the community council at the August 13th ECCC meeting. Based on these findings, the ECCC will make recommendations to the EC Metro Council in September. 

The ECCC’s recommendations will comprise a subset of the trails and facilities proposed in the 2007 plan, chosen for relative feasibility and community priorities. If approved by the township, funding sources and other implementation resources will need to be identified.  On behalf of the ECCC, many thanks to all who have contributed and given their time over the past year through community input meetings and numerous working sessions to identify what we hope will be the beginning steps toward trails master plan implementation. 

How can you stay informed and receive updates?  Please read the ECCC quarterly newsletters by email and snail mail. Come to ECCC meetings the second Tuesday of the month 7:00 – 9:00 at the fire station.  Visit the ECCC website and follow us on facebook:

Trails Resources:

1)    Trails Master Plan & more
2)    Subscribe to the trails working group mailing list
3)    Sign up for ECCC e-mail notices & newsletter
4)    Follow ECCC on facebook
5)    Community Calendar

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