The phragmites plant is an invasive species found on Utah Lake’s shoreline. While there are some few native phragmites species on the East Coast, the majority of phragmites stands in the country are non-native. And as invasive species go, the phragmites are particularly well adapted at overrunning native plant species and generally crowding out pristine […]
Four years ago, 21 area governments — including neighboring municipalities of Utah County, the Department of Natural Resources, and the great state of Utah — created the Utah Lake Commission.
If you are a regular reader, you probably remember the article we wrote in June titled “Vile weed: Restoring shoreline with controlled weed removal.”
A few weeks ago, we published a story highlighting our efforts to restore the shoreline of Utah Lake to a more natural state, free of invasive species–primarily phragmites.
Utah Lake has roughly 75 miles of shoreline, which serves as a gateway for water sports, recreation, and the development of wetlands.
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Each semester the Utah Lake Commission takes on 2-4 non paid interns. This internship allows students to gain valuable experience in: marketing, public relations and event design.
Interns receive an annual Utah State Parks Pass.
Saturday, April 20th, come help us clean up the land west of Utah Lake near Saratoga Springs.
During a break, we have an archeologist coming to teach us about the Native American petroglyphs in the area! It will be SO COOL! 🌀