Have a Say in How You Play

By Jessica Kunzer May 5, 2009

Do you think there should be trains which go up Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons? Would you like to see more bike paths in the future? Would you like to have input in the future of the canyons you call home? Then NOW is your chance to participate in the Wasatch Canyons Tomorrow process.

The Wasatch Canyons Tomorrow process will help update Salt Lake County’s 1989 Wasatch Canyons Master Plan. This plan guides policy for City Creek, Emigration, Red Butte, Parleys, Millcreek, Big Cottonwood, and Little Cottonwood Canyons. The canyons provide more than 50% of Salt Lake City’s water supply, and significantly add to the quality of life for residents of the Salt Lake Valley. With the doubling of the county’s population in the next 30 years, Wasatch Canyons Tomorrow will strive to ensure the long-term health of these treasured canyons, balancing land-use, recreational, transportation, and environmental concerns.


Workshops (May 12th, 13th and 14th 2009)

Educational workshops will inform the public about canyon issues, stimulate informed participation in the process, and seek public input. Interactive keypad polling gauges reaction to planning strategies in real time; participants will anonymously vote on survey questions. Workshops will begin at 6:30 p.m. To RSVP, contact canyons@envisionutah.org


May 12th

-Alta High School Media Center: 11055 S. Hawk Highway (Sandy)

-Hunter High School Cafeteria: 4200 S. 5600 W. (West Valley City)


May 13th

-Skyline High School Cafeteria: 3251 E. 3760 S. (Mill Creek)

-Sandy City Hall (2nd floor): 10000 S. Centennial Parkway


May 14th

-Westminster College Concert Hall: 1840 S. 1300 E. (Salt Lake City)

-West Jordan High School Media Center: 8136 S. 2700 W.




Those who miss a workshop can participate online through an interactive and educational survey by visiting www.wasatchcanyons.slco.org starting May 7th.