Community & Public
Affairs News

Tree Planting on June 4

Post Date:05/26/2017 2:46 PM

On Sunday, June 4th, Park City Municipal and Summit Lands Conservancy are partnering up to plant trees, and we need your help!

**Click HERE to sign up**

  • Who: You! Volunteers are discouraged from bringing dogs and small children as the work will be moderately strenuous and there will be a lot of activity going on.
  • Why: to help tackle climate change
  • When: Sunday, June 4th at 9:00 am
  • Where: meet at the Quinns Trailhead by the Park City Ice Arena. We’ll plant the trees in Round Valley.
  • What (to bring): gloves, a shovel, water and snacks.

Park City has the most ambitious climate goals in North America: net-zero carbon and running on 100% renewable electricity by 2032 for the whole community (and by 2022 for municipal operations). Being a leader means we need to get creative.

Not only are we looking at ways to reduce our carbon emissions, but also exploring how we can increase the amount of carbon that our lands soak up; our carbon sinks. Plants and trees are one of nature’s best carbon sinks, as they capture carbon dioxide from the atmosphere during photosynthesis and lock it away from the atmosphere for some time.

With advisory from USU extension, we have identified the best tree and shrub species native to Park City that will soak up the most carbon. Now we want to get them in the ground to test which native species grow the best, with the least amount of maintenance and water. The plantings will not be a part of a landscaped area, rather in natural areas. This pilot project, and the outcomes that come from it, will help shape future tree planting sites and carbon sink strategies. Need more info? Contact celia.peterson@parkcity.org

 

Return to full list >>

Community Engagement

Print
Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option

The Community Engagement team is part of the City’s Sustainability Department. We are responsible for civic dialog, community outreach and citizen-engagement initiatives, media inquiries, and crisis and emergency communications. The goal of the Community Engagement team is to sustain and enhance the Park City community through a broad range of public involvement activities and community programs.

For additional information on our most recent programs please visit the following links:

PROGRESS REPORT: COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

PROGRESS REPORT: DIVERSE COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION

 

Media inquiries should be directed to Linda Jager.

Community Engagement Team

Linda Jager, Community Engagement Manager
435-615-5189
linda.jager@parkcity.org

Lynn Ware-Peek, Community Engagement Liaison
435-615-5206
lynn.ware-peek@parkcity.org

Elizabeth Quinn Fregulia, Community Engagement Associate
435-615-5201
elizabeth.quinnfregulia@parkcity.org

Kim Clark, Community Outreach Specialist
kim.clark@parkcity.org

Joann Martin, Community Engagement Analyst
435-615-5175
joann.martin@parkcity.org