Utah Rivers Council

On This Green Earth, Utah Rivers Council Campaign Director Jon Carter talks about the return of the Rain Barrel Program, and why they are so important to those of us who live in a drought-impacted, high desert environment.

The Utah Rivers Council, in collaboration with Park City Municipal Corporation is once again offering Rain Barrels for sale starting April 6. 

The barrels will range in price between $50 and $75 and, be available for pickup beginning May 2. 

 

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Nick Schou, Conservation Director of Utah Rivers Council, about how to order a $40 rain barrel. Summit County Manager Tom Fisher reviews Wednesday's County Council agenda, including a discussion about the proposed tax rates. Park City Police Chief Wade Carpenter introduces two newly hired police officers Dan Cherkis and Zach Nakasishi. KPCW Marketing Director Monika Guendner has information about how your children can participate in the KPCW Water Waste Photo Contest and win cash and prizes!

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With rainwater collection now legal in the state of Utah, Park City is working on a partnership with Utah Rivers Council to offer subsidized rain barrels to city residents so they can collect their own rain water. Leslie Thatcher has more.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Park City Emergency Manager Hugh Daniels and Fire Chief Paul Hewitt about the Park City Council's decision to ban fireworks this summer. Park City Council Member Liza Sinpson reviews some of the business discussed at Thursday's City Council meeting. Nick Schou, Conservation Director of Utah Rivers Council discusses a rain harvesting program proposed for Park City and Bob Kollar and Jenny Dierson discuss upcoming special events, including the 4th of July festivities.

First up on today's show is Daisy Fair, Head of Farming Operations at Copper Moose Farms in Park City. Daisy talks about the early season plantings, seedlings and the difference between organic and biodynamic farming.  After that, Zach Frankel, Executive Director of Utah Rivers Council,joins Chris and Nell to discuss the successful launch of a Rain Harvest Program down in Salt Lake County and Murray City.  Rain Barrels for $40?  That's a great deal!

In this edition of This Green Earth Chris and Nell first speak with award-winning author and conservationist Laura Pritchett.  Her most recent book is "Stars Go Blue".  After that, they speak with Zach Frankel, Executive Director of Utah Rivers Council, about the impact tar sands and oil shale development will have on the Colorado River Basin.