Salt Cedar Awareness

  • Location
    Washington City, Utah
  • Status

The Problem

We want to organize a public education campaign to reduce water consumed by invasive species known as Salt Cedar Trees. Each mature tree can consume more than 200 gallons of water a day. These trees out compete native plants for resources, reduce native populations, consume water resources, and choke our natural waterways. In our region, we receive less than 7 inches of rain a year, and by reducing the population of salt cedars, we can conserve water and help native plants establish healthy populations again.

Our Plan

Our project will raise awareness of Salt Cedar impact to our local water resources by posting facts about Salt Cedars by a trail that connects to one of our most frequented parks. We also want to coordinate tree removal projects that local business and residents can volunteer and participate in to reduce Salt Cedar populations in our community. We hope this will be a step towards restoring our native water ecosystems and increase the water resource stores in our community.

Themes Addressed

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    Clean Water

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