Mill Creek Volunteer Day
Dates: June 16 and June 23 | Time: 9:00 to 3:00
We need 30-50 volunteers to help resurface the 700-foot Mill Creek Trail. The National Forest Foundation and Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest are working together to resurface the popular year-round recreation trail so it may continue to provide the people of Salt Lake with recreation opportunities.
More than 160,000 vehicles pass through the Mill Creek Canyon toll booth annually. The reconstruction of Mill Creek Trail is part of a nationally recognized native fish habitat restoration effort in Mill Creek and will benefit the trail’s thousands of annual visitors, which include families with children, school groups, senior citizens and fishermen and women.
In addition to increasing sustainable public access to Mill Creek and reducing long-term trail maintenance costs, volunteer participation in this project will save the Forest thousands of dollars in labor and establish Mill Creek Trail as the first project in UT to use thermally modified wood.
Mill Creek Canyon, Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Salt Lake County
On Interstate 15 north bound take I-215 East Belt Route to Wasatch Blvd.
Take exit 4 from I-215 and turn north on Wasatch Blvd
Turn right up Mill Creek Canyon Road at about 3800 South
Pass through the fee booth and drive about four miles up the canyon.
Drive about 5 miles up the canyon. If you come to a gate across the main road, go back down the canyon to the large parking lot on the north side of the road. You will pass the Mill Creek Inn and about ½ mile before the parking lot, you will pass the Log Haven Restaurant. Parking lot on the left (as you go up canyon across from the TH).
Things to know
Please bring own lunch and water, work gloves, sunscreen and hat for sun cover. (This trail is in the sun.) The Forest Service will supply extra water and water bottles. Construction skills not necessary but a plus.
Please bring tools if you got ‘em! We could use: battery operated power drills, circular saws, wrench set, post hole diggers and digging bars
Contact Marlee at firstname.lastname@example.org or 406-830-3368