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Summer is Here! Review the 7 Leave No Trace Principles

Liberty Park

Summer is here and with it a nearly endless offering of entertainment options! From grilling in the park and attending concerts and festivals, to hiking, running, and biking on local trails, there are many ways to get outside.

But while you’re out there, remember to take care of our natural spaces– both in and outside of our city!

The Leave No Trace principles aren’t just for going in the backcountry. They should be applied everywhere— including our local parks, gardens, and canyons.

Using these principles helps keep human impacts to a minimum and ensures access to these places and activities will be around for many years to come.

Leave No Trace is more than just packing out trash

Leave No Trace has developed a simple platform that has helped millions of people learn how to protect and respect the outdoors. The Principles are based on respect for nature and other visitors — and they are supported by scientific research.

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Purge Your Spurge & Annual Plant Sale

Got myrtle spurge? Get rid of it!

It’s time to Purge Your Spurge!
Saturday, May 3
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
REI (3285 E 3300 S)

Participate in a Purge your Spurge community weed pull, and receive a voucher good for 5 free native plants and 2 raffle tickets. Enter to win awesome prizes from our donors.

This year’s donations are from: Alta Ski Area, Snowbird, Black Diamond Equipment, Ace Hardware, Christy Sports, and Beans and Brews.

This nasty non-native weed has invaded our foothills and canyons. Purge spurge from your garden, or join us for a community weed pull to make an even bigger dent in the invasion.

Bag up your spurge, bring it down to the Salt Lake REI, and get free plants.

Need more plants? Don’t forget to stock up and support a good cause by purchasing from our waterwise plant sale! We’ll have a great selection of low cost perennials and grasses again this year.

Review the guidelines for collecting your myrtle spurge at PurgeyourSpruge.org.

Questions? Contact Salt Lake County Operations (385) 468-6101.

Photo Credit: Tony Frates

2012 Purge Your Spurge event. Photo Credit: Tony Frates