LOCAL NEWS

Hogle Zoo receives Disney Conservation funding

Jan 20, 2022, 8:07 AM | Updated: 8:50 am
Utah's Hogle Zoo. (KSL TV)...
Utah's Hogle Zoo. (KSL TV)
(KSL TV)

SALT LAKE CITY — Hogle Zoo is throwing a party of sorts thanks to the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The Zoo is receiving funding for a “Party for the Planet” with support from the Disney Conservation Fund. It’s part of an initiative to provide “family-friendly volunteer and conservation action opportunities that focus on creating healthy habitats to improve our planet.”

“AZA-accredited facilities are working to help save species worldwide, and inspire the next generation of conservationists to action,” said Dan Ashe, AZA president and CEO.

The AZA awarded grants to 11 projects under the direction of AZA facilities. Hogle Zoo received its award for “The Jordan River Project.” In a partnership with the Jordan River Commission, planned events include planting Monarch Waystations, restoring habitat through native tree planting, and cleaning the river from canoes. City and county library systems will make nature kits available in April at select branches. Monthly outings  — from tree planting, to trail maintenance, floating cleanups, to removal of invasive weeds — are being scheduled for the third Saturdays of each month.

“This partnership has not only resulted in 100 native trees planted, 204 pounds of invasive weeds removed, three pollinator habitats established, and three full dumpsters worth of trash removed from the river, but we’ve also seen families join us month after month creating a tradition of volunteering and contributing to restoration in their own community,” said Aimee Horman of the Jordan River Commission. “I really look forward to seeing both the familiar faces and new conservation volunteers every month, learning more and becoming greater stewards of the Jordan River.”

*****

JORDAN RIVER RESTORATION PROJECT

Additional dates to be announced

●      January 22: Tree planting and seeding, 10 a.m.

●      February 19: Trail cleanup, 10 a.m.

●      March 19: Understory planting, 10 a.m.

●      April 16: Planting, 9 a.m.

●      May 21: Monarch waystation planting, 9 a.m.

●      June 18: Floating cleanup, 9 a.m.

KSL 5 TV Live

Top Stories

Local News

$400 million set aside for tax cut...
Brooke Williams

Gov. Cox signs student voucher bill, trans medical bill

Gov. Cox signed two bills Saturday morning and released statements regarding each.
12 hours ago
$400 million set aside for tax cut...
Madison Swenson

Brett Garner elected to fill vacant seat in Utah House of Representatives

Brett Garner has been elected to fill Sen. Karen Kwan's former seat in the Utah House of Representatives.
2 days ago
...
Mike Anderson

Bear Lake Monster Winterfest seeks to draw winter tourists

The community around Bear Lake is pushing to get more people out there during these winter months. As a part of that, the Bear Lake Monster Winterfest is underway.
2 days ago
...
Ayanna Likens

Tips to set realistic mental health goals

If you are planning on setting a goal to prioritize your mental health this year, Dr. Kristin Francis at Huntsman Mental Health Institute recommends starting with small goals.
2 days ago
...
Shara Park

All students contacted following shooting incident in Taylorsville High parking lot

Police said they have identified and made contact with the six teens involved in a shooting that took place in the parking lot of Taylorsville High School Thursday.
2 days ago
Officers respond to Taylorsville High School on Jan. 26, 2023, after shots were fired in the parkin...
Erin Cox

Utah lawmakers pushing for greater school safety measures

Utah lawmakers are pushing for change in order to protect our students in schools.
2 days ago

Sponsored Articles

Fiber Optical cables connected to an optic ports and Network cables connected to ethernet ports...
Brian Huston, CE and Anthony Perkins, BICSI

Why Every Business Needs a Structured Cabling System

A structured cabling system benefits businesses by giving you faster processing speeds and making your network more efficient and reliable.
notebook with password notes highlighted...
PC Laptops

How to Create Strong Passwords You Can Actually Remember

Learn how you can create strong passwords that are actually easy to remember! In a short time you can create new ones in seconds.
house with for rent sign posted...
Chase Harrington, president and COO of Entrata

Top 5 Reasons You May Want to Consider Apartment Life Over Owning a Home

There are many benefits of renting that can be overshadowed by the allure of buying a home. Here are five reasons why renting might be right for you.
Festive kitchen in Christmas decorations. Christmas dining room....
Lighting Design

6 Holiday Decor Trends to Try in 2022

We've rounded out the top 6 holiday decor trends for 2022 so you can be ahead of the game before you start shopping. 
Happy diverse college or university students are having fun on their graduation day...
BYU MBA at the Marriott School of Business

How to Choose What MBA Program is Right for You: Take this Quiz Before You Apply!

Wondering what MBA program is right for you? Take this quiz before you apply to see if it will help you meet your goals.
Diverse Group of Energetic Professionals Team Meeting in Modern Office: Brainstorming IT Programmer...
Les Olson

Don’t Let a Ransomware Attack Get You Down | Protect Your Workplace Today with Cyber Insurance

Business owners and operators should be on guard to protect their workplace. Cyber insurance can protect you from online attacks.
Hogle Zoo receives Disney Conservation funding