Community & Public
Tree Planting on June 4
On Sunday, June 4th, Park City Municipal and Summit Lands Conservancy are partnering up to plant trees, and we need your help!
- 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 email@example.com
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:
Community Engagement Team
Linda Jager, Community Engagement Manager
Kim Clark, Community Outreach Specialist
Jan 16, 7:40 PM
Sundance starts this Thursday! Plan ahead for traffic delays, limited parking, and road closures. NEW THIS YEAR: Richardson Flat Park & Ride is operating from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. daily with Transit connection at High School from the 18th thru Saturday the 27th. Check out our community guide to learn more.
Jan 16, 6:25 PM
UNITY & PRIDE IN COMMUNITY: Andy Beerman's first letter to Parkites as mayor: Friends, It’s true, I am a perennial optimist, but with good reason. Although there are many big challenges facing Park City, we are fortunate to have all the tools and resources we need to solve them. What made our last Council so successful was our faith in our collective ability to make positive change, and we took bold action when opportunities presented themselves. I hope the current Council will show this same courage. Our community wants us to take action, to shape our future, to be proactive about building the town we want. One of our community’s greatest strengths is our diversity, but because of our success as a town, the gap between the haves and the have-nots is growing. We need to rediscover our kindness and our patience, and focus on inclusiveness. It’s time to develop a formalized framework for social equity so that we can better tackle the disparities of our society. I’m really excited about this initiative, especially since there is already a groundswell of community support and there are so many existing programs. We’ll be doing a deep dive on this topic at the City Council Retreat (March 1 & 2), and over the next few months will be developing a strategic plan. I invite you to be part of this very important conversation: go to our online community forum, EngageParkCity, sign up, and give us your thoughts. As I embark on my new adventure, I’m excited about the possibilities, but—more than anything—I’m grateful. I’m grateful for all of you, for the chance to serve as your mayor, and for the privilege of living in Park City. Let's remember that we are surrounded by wonderful people, an amazing natural environment, and an abundance of human and natural capital. We’re lucky enough to live here, so let’s pay it forward by building a stronger, more inclusive community in which everyone feels safe, welcome, and valued. If we work together and focus on what makes us a complete community, our best days are ahead. -- Mayor Andy Beerman (Photo credit: Tanzi Propst/Park Record)
Jan 16, 3:30 PM
A special Planning Commission will be held tomorrow in Council Chambers, starting at 5:30 p.m. The Treasure Hill Conditional Use Permit will be the only item on the agenda. The planned discussion will focus on the potential road alignment, grading, possible massing of the hotel, and uses at the mid-station site. ~~~ The Planning Commission is ALSO accepting applications for new commissioners (must be a resident of Park City). Applications are available at the Park City Planning Department at 445 Marsac Avenue and online (click below). Application deadline is Friday, January 26 at 5:00 p.m. For additional application info, please contact Laura Newberry at (435) 615-5063 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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