One of the most significant natural resources along the Wasatch Front is being sorely neglected - even relentlessly abused - and it needs to stop. We speak of the Jordan River - that meandering waterway that connects Utah Lake with the Great Salt Lake.
Hope is on the horizon!
Beginning tomorrow evening in Sandy and during the next couple of weeks in five other communities along the river, a series of public workshops will be held to begin formulating a blueprint for reviving the aesthetic appeal of the Jordan corridor.
Envision Utah will manage and facilitate discussions involving representatives of the three counties and 15 municipalities that border the river. Other government, business, and community leaders as well as interested citizens are invited to participate in what promises to be an exhilarating process.
KSL heartily endorses the effort and encourages broad participation.
As we've said before, it doesn't require much imagination or scientific knowledge to know that in prehistoric times, the Jordan River must have been a wondrous corridor of natural abundance. While its primitive grandeur may never be fully recovered, it can still be a pleasant lifeline ripe with plants and wildlife, as well as an appealing natural resource for future generations of urbanites.