Parks & Public Lands - Open Space Riparian Restoration Projects
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In the summer of 2010, a significant stretch of Salt Lake City’s watershed was impacted by the Red Butte Creek oil release. To mitigate some of the impacts of the oil release, Chevron has provided the Utah Department of Environmental Quality with funding for a competitive grant process. These funds have been identified specifically for restoration and enhancement projects that will serve the community through three primary benefits: 1) ecological benefits associated with improved water quality and wildlife habitat; 2) recreation benefits in the form of an enhanced trail experience and wildlife viewing opportunities from land and water trails; and 3) natural and cultural historical benefits resulting from the conservation of critical ecosystem functions of the watershed corridors.