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Cottonwood Canyons Foundation

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Environment, Environmental Education, Land Resources Conservation, Natural Resources Conservation & Protection

Mission: Watershed education & stewardship of protected areas.

Programs: Stewardship of big and little cottonwood canyons in protected land areas. Program is to develop and maintain trails systems throughout both canyons.

the operation of seasonal programs throughout the year at various locations is both big and little cottonwood canyons and also in salt lake city. The organization operates the silver lake visitor center in conjuntion with the us forest service and offers nature interpretive education programs. In september and october the silver lake visitor center leads field trips for 3rd-5th graders. The ccf also provides snowshoeing field trips in the winter as well as "tour with a ranger" educational programs. The ccf also provides the staffing for the public lands information center.

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Rating: 5

I met CCF through joining one of their wildflower walks when I first moved to Salt Lake City. It was a wonderful way of learning about a part of the country that was completely unfamiliar, to me and added enormously to my enjoyment of the spectacular scenery here. I soon found myself (with no previous experience!) training as a wildflower guide, a volunteer naturalist and a snowshoe guide, and have led field trips for the past 9 years. The winter snowshoe trips especially are a great experience for students (mainly main-stream 4th grade, but including some older ones, special needs students, and other groups), many of whom have never been out in the canyons in winter before,. Often they come back later in the year and delight in learning about beavers, and hunting for aquatic macroinvertebrates (bugs!) in our lakes . Also in summer, the 3-day wildflower festival in our canyons draws hundreds of people, not just from Utah but from all over the country, some experts, but many experiencing this magnificent display for the first time. I believe that CCF is playing a vital educational role, and I'm proud to be part of it. In addition, CCF is active in conservation, through programs such as trail maintenance and removal of invasive weeds, both vital in keeping our National Forest intact despite heavy recreational pressures.

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