July 18, 2008
The Jordanelle State Park will host a day of geocaching on July 26 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Interested adventurers are invited to bring their own Global Positioning Satellite units or to borrow one from the park as they engage in a scavenger hunt using these devices. Registration for the event will be at the Rock Cliff Recreation Area Nature Center. The cost is $7 per car load of up to 8 people or free with a Utah State Park pass. For more information, call Jordanelle State Park at 782-3030.
The Park City Police Department will soon begin a bicycle registration program to assign license decals to local bikes. The program will be offered to Parkites free of cost and registration will be available on paper and on line. Registration should open within the next few weeks. For more information, contact the Park City Police Department at 615-5505.
Congressman introduces energy bill
Congressman Rob Bishop, 1st Congressional District, Northern Utah, introduced the "Americans for American Energy Act" late last month. The goal of the bill is to encourage Americans to produce more energy and consequently limit foreign dependency. Congressman Bishop has unofficial plans to hold town halls to discuss the bill soon. For information, visit http://www.robbishop.house.gov .
Shake your green building
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The Swaner EcoCenter could be the greenest building in Utah and the technology used for the building will be on display at the Park Silly Sunday Market on lower Main Street on August 24. Volunteers and staff will present sustainable items like bamboo flooring and denim insulation as Swaner will be the featured Sustainable Issue Group at the market. For more information, call the Swaner Nature Preserve at 649-1767.