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GET OUT AND HEAL: SEPTEMBER

Volunteer + community engagement opportunities

Looking for ways you can get more involved in your community? From neighborhood cleanups and festivals to supporting local businesses and organizations, here are 10+ ideas you can use to give back to our community this month.

Community Engagement

Community Resource Fair 

September 17 | 9 AM – 2 PM 

465 E 1200 S, Heber City 

Electrification Forum: Power up Utah 

September 23 | 9 AM – 2 PM 

669 West 200 South, SLC, UT, 84118

Symposium on The Great Salt Lake

September 23| 9 AM – 5 PM 

Natural History Museum 

September 24 | 10 AM – 4 PM 

Antelope Island State Park 

Mindful Meander 

September 22| 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM 

1258 Center Drive Park City, UT 84098

 

Volunteer Opportunities.

Great Salt Lake Coastal Clean up

Type of volunteering: Join Friends of The Great Salt Lake & HEAL as we clean up trash along the Great Salt Lake

When: September 17

Guadalupe School 

Type of volunteering: Over 160 community members donate their time every year to provide instruction to our adult students. Volunteers do not need to have teaching experience or know a second language

When: Dates vary

Green Urban Lunch Box  

Type of volunteering: There are many ways you can volunteer–from picking fruit, helping in a garden, to sitting on one of our committees.

When: Dates vary

Utah Diné Bikéyah

Type of volunteering: Your skills will help achieve protection for the 2 million-acre Bears Ears landscape, and there are lots of ways to contribute. Whether you have five minutes to spare or five months, UDB can match you with a task that makes a difference.

When: Dates vary

McLeod Creek Beaver Dam Analog Build

Type of Volunteering:
Join Sageland Collaborative, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, and the Sawner Preserve and EcoCenter in the construction of beaver dam analogs (BDAs) on McLeod Creek in front of the iconic McPolin Barn. The BDAs will continue to help improve water and habitat quality in this important riparian area. Registration is required.

When: September 10th

National Public Lands Day 2022

Type of Volunteering:
CSU and the BLM need your help in the Cottonwood Trail Fire Habitat Restoration Plot. More than 4,500 plant cages need to be pulled, flattened and stacked! By pulling these cages, we free up the 2-year old creosote, white bursage and ephedra plants they’ve been protecting. When:

September 24 9 AM – 12 PM

Where: Cottonwood Trailhead.

 

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. Here are some events and organizations to check out to celebrate this important month. Learn more about Hispanic Heritage Month here. 

Hispanic Heritage Parade & Street Festival

Join Take Care Utah for our 7th annual Hispanic Heritage Parade and Street Festival at the Gateway Mall. Food, music, folkloric dance performances.

 

Location: Gateway Mall 

Time: 11 AM – 8 PM 

Festival Latino de Payson

There will be a variety of performers during the day along with food trucks and booths from different Latinoamerica Countries.This is family oriented and it is intended to bring the community together

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  • Location: Peteetneet Museum and Cultural Arts Center
  • Time: 12:00 PM to 11:59 PM
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Organizations to support

Alliance Community Services  

ACS offers resources and services to break down barriers that many Latinx & Hispanic communities face. 

Comunidades Unidas 

Comunidades Unidas / Communities United (CU) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization founded in 1999. CU engages with more than 15,000 individuals per year while maintaining our grassroots connection with our community. Our initiatives are focused on building Healthy and United Families!

Unidxs

Unidxs is a community council of passionate Latinx/Xicanx individuals addressing the intersections between the LGBTQIA+ and Latinx community of Utah.

What does this have to do with Environmental Policy?

We are strong believers in collaboration and ensuring that our policy decisions and writing are created with the best intentions to support communities. We will continue to listen, collaborate and find community-based solutions to solve the biggest environmental threats that Utah faces.