Briefs for March 7-10, 2007 |

Briefs for March 7-10, 2007

Carbon Footprint Workshop

The trash disposal rate at Summit County’s landfill is three times the national average at 13 pounds per person per day. Summit County businesses will learn how reduce this rate and improve their bottom line through effective recycling programs at the first "Carbon Footprint Workshop" sponsored by the Board of Realtors Environmental Issues Committee and Recycle Utah. This business workshop will be held Tuesday, March 27 from 3-5 p.m. at the Alf Engen Ski Museum at the Utah Olympic Park.

Recreation survey

This month the Park City Recreation Department will conduct a Community Attitude and Interest Survey with city residents. The purpose of the survey is to help establish priorities for future recreation facilities improvements, programs and services. Survey responses will provide the Park City Recreation Department with a better understanding of the parks and recreation needs and priorities of City residents. Leisure Vision, a nationally known consulting firm specializing in market research for parks and recreation departments, will administer the statistically valid survey during February and March 2007. The survey will be mailed to approximately 2,500 randomly selected City residents. Residents receiving the surveys are urged to complete and return them promptly. For additional information or questions regarding the survey, please contact Ken Fisher, with the Park City Recreation Department, at 615-5411.

Grants for vegetables

The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (UDAF) is encouraging Utah farmers and other stakeholders to apply for grants to help them grow more vegetables in Utah. The Utah’s Own Acreage Enhancement Pilot Grant Program will be awarding a total of $10,000 to five Utah farmers to help them expand the number of acres under vegetable production.

"There is a growing market for more Utah-grown vegetables in the state,"

said Richard Sparks, UDAF’s Deputy Marketing Director. "These grants are intended to help farmers plant more acres of high quality vegetables that will eventually carry the Utah’s Own logo," he added. The application deadline is March 31. Information on how to make an application is available at: or by contacting Richard Sparks at: , or (801) 538-4913.

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