Public Petition Declaring Support For A Restored and Rehabilitated Jordan River Floodplain Corridor sign now

By signing the petition below, I acknowledge, affirm and endorse the following:

The Jordan River, and its associated Floodplain Corridor, is an important natural resource and valuable community asset that should be protected, preserved, restored and rehabilitated to as natural of a condition as possible given existing development, infrastructure and constraints. If properly managed in its most restored natural condition, the Jordan River Floodplain Corridor can provide many community benefits, including flood control, wildlife habitat, outdoor recreation, nature-based education, and tax revenue from increased property values. In keeping with this vision and understanding of the value of a restored and rehabilitated Jordan River Floodplain Corridor, it is essential that:

The boundaries of the Jordan River Floodplain should be established at the highest water mark or elevation above sea level corresponding to the 1952 and 1983 flood events;

The Jordan River Floodplain boundaries should be used to delineate a river-wide Corridor that functions as a zone for 1) flood control; 2) wildlife habitat; 3) outdoor recreation; 4) nature-based education; 5) ecosystem management and restoration; 6) alternative transportation; 7) open space preservation; and, 8) development control and regulation;

Development within the Jordan River Floodplain Corridor should be effectively regulated and controlled by enforcement of a common regulatory framework based on consistent, coordinated local ordinances. Local governments should be required to adopt and enforce consistent, coordinated ordinances for regulating and controlling development as a requirement to receive public funding for improvement projects within the Floodplain Corridor;

All remaining open lands within the Jordan River Floodplain Corridor should be acquired and preserved as publicly owned land and protected in perpetuity from development and rehabilitated to as natural of a condition as possible;

A community-based, citizen-led governing body should be established in partnership with local governments and state agencies for managing, regulating and restoring the Jordan River Floodplain Corridor;

A comprehensive, science-based resource management and restoration plan should be developed for the Jordan River Floodplain Corridor that protects and promotes water quality, wildlife habitat, biological diversity, natural stream functions, instream flows, water-based recreation, fisheries, outdoor recreation, nature-based education, ecosystem health, native plant communities, invasive species control, aesthetics, community health, and environmental justice;

A network of nature parks and interpretive centers should be developed throughout the Jordan River Floodplain Corridor as outlined in the Jordan River Natural Areas Forum Strategic Plan (2003) at the following locations: 1) Jordan River State Park, 2200 North in Salt Lake County; 2) Bend In The River in Salt Lake City; 3) Redwood Nature Area in West Valley City; 4) Kennecott Nature Center in Murray; 5) Riverbend-Galena area in Draper; 6) Jordan Narrows in Bluffdale; and, 7) Jordan Outlet area in Utah County;

Construction of new golf courses, indoor recreation facilities, water slide theme parks, organized team sport complexes, motorized vehicle facilities and other pay-for-use recreation facilities should be prohibited within the Jordan River Floodplain Corridor. Wherever feasible, existing golf courses, motorized vehicle facilities or other pay-for-use recreational facilities should be progressively redesigned, repurposed, and re-landscaped, in part or in whole, for optimum ecosystem integrity and biodiversity, and if decommissioned, the land should be restored to natural conditions and opened to public access;

Sufficient and ongoing funding should be secured for acquisition, preservation, protection, restoration, enforcement, enhancement, and rehabilitation projects throughout the Jordan River Floodplain Corridor.

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Marisol ValdezBy:
Justice, rights and public orderIn:
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Local Governments in Salt Lake County, Utah County, and Davis County; Utah Governor, Gary R. Herbert; Utah Department of Natural Resources Director, Michael R. Styler

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