Summit Land Conservancy

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Last week, the Summit Land Conservancy announced that it is partnering with the Ogden Valley Land Trust to protect a 1,080-acre property near Huntsville that was once home to a Catholic monastery.

 

The Abbey of Our Lady of the Holy Trinity was a Trappist Cistercian monastery settled in 1947 about 67 miles north of Park City in eastern Weber County. The monks kept bees, farmed and ranched on the land, and they were known for their locally produced creamed honey. 

 

On today's Local News Hour:

( 00:01) Wyatt Pike "Drops Out" of American Idol

( 01:27) Rick Brough's story on Summit County Sheriff Justin Martinez's response to the ending of the Utah State mask mandate April 10th.

(04:46) Jessica Lowell's update on the latest Covid 19 numbers and new health order not extending the mask mandate. 

Summit Land Conservancy

The Summit Land Conservancy is working to acquire a 15-acre parcel of land near Oakley that it hopes would be both natural open space and the site for a “green cemetery” where decedents would be buried naturally in the earth.

 

An Eastern Summit County open-space committee just recommended partial funding for the project, which partners the Land Conservancy with a Salt Lake funeral parlor, but there is more funding needed and another hearing ahead for the effort.

 

On today's Local News Hour:

( 00:02) Utah Avalanche Forecast Center report.

( 02:56 ) Summit County Manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting.

( 20:38) Utah's mask mandate due to expire April 10th discussed at last nights Summit Council meeting as Rick Brough reports.  

On today's Local News Hour we had a conversation with Cheryl Fox about the latest information regarding open space. She discusses factors affecting land preservation in our community, including the proposal of an alternative route that was found in a UDOT survey.  wesaveland.org

Today on The Local News Hour

(01:55) - Utah Avalache Forecast Center Report

(04:15) - Summit County Manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's Summit County council meeting.

(21:11) - Utah Film Center Exectuive Director Patrick Hubley talks about the reimagined format for presenting engaging independent films for kids during the COVID-19 pandemic.

(31:00)  Executive Director of Summit Land Conservancy Cheryl Fox has the latest on open space. 

On today's Local News Hour:

( 00:34) Summit County Manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting.

( 19:40)  HKS Archtects Emir Tursic & Tommy Zakrzewski talk about the architectural changes and sustainability details of the PCMR base project

( 36:13) Cheryl Fox - Director of Summit Land Conservancy with this months open space issues update.

On today's Local News Hour:

( 05:17) Summit County Manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting.

( 20:42) Park City Planner Rebecca Ward and Affordable Housing Manger Jason Glidden have a preview of Wednesday's Park City planning commission meeting.

( 33:58) Summit Land Conservancy Outreach and Education Director Caitlin Willard and Conservational Director and Counsel Kate Sattelmeier discuss open space issues.

On today's Local News Hour:

(00:24) Summit County Manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting and why the clerk’s office is in quarantine on Election Day.

( 15:36 ) Park City Council Member Steve Joyce and Project Manager Jonathan Weidenhamer have details about how to apply for $2.2 million in CARES Act funding.

( 34:06) Director of Summit Land Conservancy Cheryl Fox  has an update on open space issues.

  Summit Land Conservancy works to keep open lands public, but those goals can be expensive. 

 

In Western Summit County most of the land is privately owned, according to Cheryl Fox, the executive director of Summit Land Conservancy. 

On today's Local News Hour:

( 02:19) Summit County Manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting.

( 21:14) Utah State Board of Education representative Carol Lear talks about ballot measures affecting education and update on COVID-19 impacts in schools.

( 40:43) Director of Summit Land Conservancy Cheryl Fox speaks about the latest open space issues.

SUMMIT LAND CONSERVANCY

 

Summit Land Conservancy has about five weeks to raise nearly half a million dollars to purchase land near the Weber River. The conservancy has 106 acres of land under contract in Peoa, on Wooden Shoe Lane.

Cheryl Fox is the executive director of the organization. She said they hope to convert the land into a public access nature preserve, by adding trails and access to the river. 

“We think this is going to be sort of a lovely place if people want to go walk in the shade, look at the river, fish in the river” she said.

On today's Local News Hour:

( 5:33) Assistant County Manager Janna Young joins the Local News Hour with a preview to Wednesday’s county council meeting.

( 29:09) Park City Planning Director Bruce Erickson has a look at the agenda for the Wednesday Planning Commission meeting.

( 35:53) Summit Land Conservancy Executive Director Cheryl Fox has details on upcoming events and their current efforts to preserve a Weber River parcel in Peoa.

 

 

Another 100 acres of Weber River farmland could be saved if the Summit Land Conservancy can raise $450,000 in the next couple of months.

 

Today on the Local News Hour

(03:46) - Summit County Manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting.

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