6.10.2010

Adopt-A-Park Program

I just saw this article on the Utah State Park and Recreation Facebook Page.  It is about two companies, Four Seasons Fly Fishers of Heber City and Johnson Mill Bed and Breakfast, that have "adopted" Deer Creek State Park.  Adopting a park is similar to adopting a highway and includes a commitment to host three cleanup days at the park.  I am not a fisherman by any means (I've only ever been fishing twice), but I will be looking for an excuse to stay at Johnson Mill to show my support and appreciation for keeping one of my favorite parks clean.

How cool would it be if a group of swimmers, triathletes and race management companies, who use many of Utah's State Parks, banded together to help keep a park clean?  I would definitely be willing to chip in to help keep a park clean.

Here is the full article:

Heber City – Two local companies have adopted Deer Creek State Park as their own and Utah State Parks and Recreation hopes other businesses and organizations will adopt parks in their community.

“Utah’s 43 state parks are destinations, which bring visitors and tourism dollars to area businesses,” said Utah State Parks Director Mary Tullius. “The Adopt-A-Park Program is an opportunity to bring parks and businesses together for the betterment of their communities.”

Four Seasons Fly Fishers of Heber City and Johnson Mill Bed and Breakfast in Midway have adopted Deer Creek State Park. They’ve agreed to a one-year adoption, which includes a commitment to host three cleanup days at Deer Creek State Park.

“Businesses or organizations can use this new program as incentives for their employees as opportunities to get outside and help their communities,” said Utah State Parks Volunteer Coordinator Robin Watson. “Individuals and families are welcome to adopt a park as well.”

Adopt a park today and help us keep Utah’s state parks beautiful. For information, please call (801) 537-3445 or email robinwatson@utah.gov.