Cottowood Canyons Foundation @cottonwoodcanyonsfoundation

We are an environmental nonprofit dedicated to education and stewardship in Millcreek, Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons.#cottonwoodcanyonsfoundation

Cottowood Canyons Foundation photos and videos

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When we all come together we can create beautiful meaningful change. We would like say a huge thanks @wildearthslc and @rohabrewing for hosting, and @luckyslicepizza for the food at Pints for Purpose! We would also like say a huge thanks to all the business who participated: @sagehen @alpineearthworkspottery @moonflowermtn @fiddleheadsewing @kjohnstonjewelry @sticksandstonesdesignco @larsloveletters @littlecanyonpress @booforevercollective @olioskinbeard Your participation helped make this event a success! Thanks to all who showed up and supported local business! What all of this support adds up to is enough funds to provide two classes (or 120 students ) with school bus scholarships so they can have a truly unique field trip up in Big Cottonwood Canyon.

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2 weeks ago

Come help us plant 1,300 trees for the Annual Alta Tree Planting this Saturday, September 7th 2019! We will be partnering with @altaskiarea , @alta_community_enrichment , @treeutah , @altaenvironment , and @friendsofalta to re-establish fir seedlings. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about tree propagation, proper planting techniques, and to catch some fresh air with other individuals in this community! Registration is required >>> link in @altaenvironment bio. 📷 @rockomenzyk

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4 weeks ago

If you love the canyons and enjoy interacting with kids, it's not too late to volunteer to be a guide for fall Silver Lake Field Trips! CCF offers free field trips for 4th and 5th graders, and these educational experiences wouldn't be possible without our wonderful volunteers! Guides are responsible for leading groups of students on interpretive tours of the boardwalk at the Silver Lake Visitor Center and introducing them to the wonders of the natural world. If this opportunity sounds like a good fit for you, or if you have more questions about the commitment, please contact our Youth Education Specialist at education @cottonwoodcanyons org #bigcottonwoodcanyon #silverlake #volunteer #volunteeropportunityslc

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4 weeks ago

Mark your calendars! CCF partnered with @wildearthslc and @rohabrewing for Pints For Purpose on September 1st from 12-5pm!! Come support local artists and grab a beer! 10% of sales sold during this time will benefit CCF! This is a 21+ event. Check out the event on FB or head to wildearthslc.com/pints-for-purpose to check out all the vendors. We are excited to see you out there!

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Silver Lake kids day is tomorrow! If you haven’t registered already, it’s not to late. In person Registration opens tomorrow at 9am! We’ll see you out there !!

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Silver Lake Kids day is this Friday!!!! Come join us and our partners from the @nhmu , @treeutah , and @aviansanctuaryandprotection for a fun day around the Silver Lake Board Walk! This is a free event that starts at 9am and goes until 2pm! See our Facebook event for a link to register!

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From our friends @altaenvironment : “We're excited to partner with @3form this Saturday, August 3 for the @altaskiarea Clean-Up Day. Together we're bringing greater awareness on the mountain of the trash and micro trash, 3Form has donated receptacles to Alta and the Cottonwood Canyons community. Look for the micro trash container at Alta's Wildcat Base and the other one will be placed at Silver Lake in Big Cottonwood Canyon.” Register today --(Link in Bio ) and help us clean up the mountain, treasures left behind from this winter will be found! . . #aec #greenalta #altasummer

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July 2019

The Wasatch Wildflower Festival is finally here!!! Starting this weekend in Big Cottonwood Canyon join us at @brightonresort on Saturday and @solitudemountain on Sunday. Then next weekend stop by @altaskiarea Saturday and @snowbird on Sunday! For all the event info please see our fb event (linked in bio ) or stop by our website at cottonwoodcanyons.org We hope to see you out there! #Wasatchwildflowerfestival2019 #cottonwoodcanyonsfoundation #brightonresort #solitudemountainresort #altaskiarea #altacommunityenrichment #snowbirdresort

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July 2019

Escape the hot valley and join us for Alta Restoration Day tomorrow, Saturday - July 6th! Day goes from 8am-2:30pm, and breakfast snacks and coffee will be provided. We’ll be planting native species, pulling invasive weeds, and improving some trail. Go to our website calendar to sign up for the fun! http://cottonwoodcanyons.org/event/town-of-alta-restoration-day-3/?instance_id=623 #alta #cottonwoodcanyons #ccf #volunteer #stewardship #nonprofit #utahisrad #utah #littlecottonwoodcanyon

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June 2019

Happy National Trails Day! We pushed back three weeks to today because of the enormous snow season we’ve had! We were up at Cardiff / Donut Falls building new trail sections in Big Cottonwood Canyon. We rocked it today! 130 volunteers signed up, 12 trail crew members. 4 invasive weeds crew members. Our trail crew was out with the Salt Lake Ranger District of the Forest Service, alongside our invasive weeds crew. Thank you to REI and Wasatch Mountain Club for sponsoring us today! With your help we can feed all of these awesome, hard working volunteers!

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June 2019

We’ve been busy creating awesome products to offer this year. Conservation costs money after all. 🤗. Help us raise funds for stewardship and education in the Cottonwoods! This is the first new one one of the year! Get yours at Canyon Restoration Day this Saturday or email business @cottonwoodcanyons org for more details. These are even available wholesale. More details to follow on other products rolling in soon!

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May 2019

Interested in making this the location of your summer internship? CCF IS currently looking to fill 2 stipend internship positions up at Silver Lake Visitor Center! If interested please see the link to the description in our bio and send a resume and statement of interest to volunteer @cottonwoodcanyons org.

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March 2019

Come join us for our last month of public snowshoe tours! We have space available for our Alta snowshoe tour this Saturday, March 16th and our full moon snowshoe tour March 21st. Follow the link in our bio to learn more about our education programs and register for a tour!

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March 2019

Repost from our amazing friends at @saltlakeclimbers —- Ugh, gross. Nobody wants to see graffiti at the crag, let alone spent a day off cleaning it (but big ups to our friends who have donated countless hours doing so! 👊🏻👊🏻👊🏻 y’all are rock stars. ) ✖️ Check out our friends at @cottonwoodcanyonsfoundation , a dedicated environmental NPO committed to the education & stewardship in Millcreek, Big & Little Cottonwood Canyons. ⛰⛰⛰These are YOUR crags—check out & support initiatives who help us #protecttheplacesweplay #slca #wasatch #fortheloveofclimbing

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March 2019

Some lucky folks got to see this guy during Tour With a Ranger this Saturday at @altaskiarea ! Thanks to one of our Rangers for this great video. Isn’t nature neat?!? Video by: Judy Calhoun

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March 2019

It’s already the last month of our Tour With a Ranger Program! This month our rangers will be highlighting our canyon geology. Come say hi to them at any one of the four Cottonwood Canyons ski resorts on Saturday’s and Sunday’s. Tours start at 1:30pm!

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January 2019

With all the snow falling, we are pretty excited that all of our winter programs are up and running! Next Monday evening kicks off our Full Moon Snowshoe Tours! Join a naturalist for a tour up at Spruces Campground to learn under the stars and snow! Tour are $10 per person. Link in bio to register!

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January 2019

January 19th kicks off our public snowshoe tours with @altaenvironment ! Join us on a naturalist lead tour to learn more about the Wasatch and our canyons! Only 13 spots left! Tour are $10 Register at the link in bio

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January 2019

Tour With a Ranger starts tomorrow! Join our Rangers on Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30PM for a naturalist tour. Throughout January tours will focus on the history of the Cottonwood Canyons. Tours meet at the Following locations. @altaskiarea : Top of Sunnyside lift. @brightonresort :Bottom of Snake Creek lift @snowbird : Outside Mid Gad Restaurant @solitudemountain : Top of Moonbeam Lift We look forward to seeing you out on the slopes this season!! #cottonwoodcanyonsfoundation #TourWithARanger #SkiItTodayDrinkItTomorrow

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December 2018

Did you get any sweet @klymit gear for Christmas this year? We were gifted some amazing gear donations to be used for the Summit Gala at Snowbird tomorrow, including this great 2 person sleeping bag and pad that’s great for camping couples! A huge thank you to homegrown @klymit for supporting stewardship work in their local forests. #giving #nonprofit #stewardship #utah #wasatch #volunteer #klymit #ccf #snowbird #outdoors #local #donate #sleepoutside

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December 2018

We are so fortunate to work with so many great partners in our stewardship efforts. This video was made by @coalatree who joined us multiple times this season. Here we are removing graffiti at Lisa Falls. The clean up efforts will continue next season and we will be looking for motivated individuals to help us scrub! #stewardship #volunteer #publiclands #coalatree #nonprofit #utah #utahisrad #trailwork #wasatch #giveback

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November 2018

Gratitude. We are full of it here at CCF. GIVING TUESDAY WAS A SUCCESS! We are so incredibly thankful for the support from those who donated, our partners, and to the community who shared our story! We love our canyons and will continue to work to improve the environment in them through education and stewardship! Your donations make this possible! THANK YOU!

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November 2018

We educate about our canyons because we see and believe it makes a difference. Be part of our canyons future! Donate tomorrow to help our community continues to be informed stedwards of our land! You can donate through the link in our bio or through our Facebook fundraiser. Facebook will be matching donation made there starting tomorrow morning. #givingtuesday #education #volunteer #wasatch #watershed #publicland #wildlife #flora #wasatchhistory

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November 2018

Our education programs are a huge part of the way we help to preserve our Canyons! Every week from January through March our education programs run 6 days a week! Not only are we teaching students at spruces campground, but we are helping to inform the public at our four partnered Ski Resorts @altaskiarea , @brightonresort , @snowbird , and @solitudemountain Through our free public education programs participants learn about our public land, watershed, canyon history, wildlife, and local flora. Our belief is education is a vital first step in becoming a steward for the future of OUR land! Help share the knowledge by donating on November 27th for Giving Tuesday! Head to the link in our bio to donate! #givingtuesday #loveutgivetuesday #education #publiclands #watershed #leavenotrace #altaskiarea #brightonskiresort #solitudemountianresort #snowbirdskiresort #winter #utahisrad #skiing #snowboarding #Snowshoeing #tourwitharanger #snowshoeing #cottonwoodcanyonsfoundation

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November 2018

Here at CCF, many of you know us from our job titles. However, we are human just like you! And just like you, we care about our Canyons. Every day our fun loving team, works to keep our canyons beautiful by running education programs, caring for our trials, and local fauna. This year our organization is participating in Giving Tuesday, a National day of giving to community non profits. Be part of our team and help us raise awareness on how to care for our canyons! Donate to us on Giving Tuesday November 27th. Head on over to facebook and donate through our Donate button. Or Simply follow the link in our bio to donate. #givingtuesday #loveutahgivetuesday #publiclands #watershed #education #utahisrad #wasatchmountains #bigcottonwoodcanyon #littlecottonwoodcanyonutah #cottonwoodcanyonsfoundation

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November 2018

November is a time to give thanks to the people and places we care most about! Here at CCF we are thankful for so much. We are especially thankful for our canyons as they are our public lands, watershed, and place of recreation. Join us in continuing to give back to a place that has given us so much. 📷 credit: @dr hoffbank #givingtuesday #publiclands #watershed #education #wasatchmountains #bigcottonwoodcanyon #littlecottonwoodcanyon #utahisrad

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October 2018

The Best Ski Pass Deal is HERE! You get to ski all 4 Cottonwood Canyon resorts. Fully transferable: share with colleagues, family, friends. You save up to 70% discount from day pass rate PLUS ALL Proceeds fund trails and revegetation in the Cottonwoods through our organization. Follow the link in our bio 🔝 and click on the Donate tab to buy your best winter purchase yet. #skiing #cottonwoods #utahisrad #powderdays #snowboarding #snow #wasatchmountians #winteriscoming #publiclands #watershed #shredtheshed

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October 2018

You can win a one night stay at The Inn at Solitude and four one-day ski passes! One lucky skier will walk away with this grand prize package and two runners up will win two one-day ski passes each. @solitudemountain has created these packages to help us raise funds for our Snowshoe with a Naturalist school field trip program. Each year we take hundreds of 4th grade students on an exciting adventure on snowshoes. We teach them about the basic science of their watershed, winter animal adaptations, the natural history of the Wasatch Mountains, and many other science based topics to support their classroom learning. Each ticket purchased helps us to acquire discounted snowshoes, so that all students can participate during these field trips. Tickets are $20 and there are only 150 tickets! The drawing will held on October 26th and winners will be notified immediately after. Copy and paste link below to purchase your tickets today! https://squareup.com/store/cottonwood-canyons-foundation #solitudemountainresort #education #bigcottonwoodcanyon #snowshoeing

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October 2018

With the seasons changing and thoughts of snow on the way, you know what that means! It’s time to apply for our Tour With a Ranger Program! This volunteer position is posted and will remain open through October 15th. If you are passionate about educating, public land, protecting our watersheds, and don’t mind a bit of skiing, then this is the opportunity for you! We look forward to seeing everyone’s applications. Please feel free to contact Taylor at volunteer @cottonwoodcanyons org Link to application in Bio

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September 2018

Look at all this trash! We ended our stewardship volunteer season today with a very successful @brightonresort ski area clean up! Thanks to all the volunteers who joined us! Can’t wait to get you back on the trails next year! #volunteer #brighton #utah #wasatch #nonprofit #ccf #stewardship #publiclands #bigcottonwoodcanyon

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September 2018

Are you ready to throw it down this weekend? Do you enjoy getting your hands dirty? Does the thought of using a Mcleod get your blood pumping? How about the sound of free breakfast AND lunch? This Saturday, September 15 is National Public Lands day and we want to invite everyone who is over 13 yrs. old to come out! 9am-2pm Pre-registration is posted in our link above 🔝 See you there! #pulaski #publiclands #bigcottonwoodcanyon #volunteer #bringajacket #shovel #CCF #utahisrad

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September 2018

100 volunteers needed! National Public Lands Day is Saturday, September 15th! Come lend a hand building a new trail up Cardiff Fork and score free breakfast and lunch. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 13 years and older welcome. Pre-registration required. Link in bio! #cottonwoodcanyonsfoundation #ccf #stewardship #bigcottonwoodcanyon #littlecottonwoodcanyon #giveback #lendahand #orapulaski #oramacleod #volunteer #werutah

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August 2018

Late summer means it’s berry season in the Wasatch. Thimbleberries (pictured ), raspberries, and currants are nutritious (and beautiful ) food sources for insects, birds, and mammals in the Cottonwood Canyons—one last hurrah before harsh winter hits! #cottonwoodcanyonsfoundation #ccf #rubusparviflorus #rubus #ribes #deliciousandnutritious #latesummerbounty #fruitingseason #latesummer #littlecottonwoodcanyon #bigcottonwoodcanyon #wildlife #beautahful

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August 2018

Will you be in town for Labor Day Weekend? Consider joining @treeutah , @altaenvironment , and @cottonwoodcanyonsfoundation at the Annual Alta Ski Area Tree Planting on Sept 1 from 9 to 12! Let’s carry on the legacy of tree regeneration in the Canyons. Registration link in bio. #cottonwoodcanyonsfoundation #ccf #littlecottonwoodcanyon #stewardship #reforestation #treeplanting #giveback #thisisfunlabor #laborday2018 #utahisrad

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August 2018

We are hiring a new Community Engagement Coordinator! This is a full time, hourly position for someone stoked to connect with the community about volunteering and recreating in our local Canyons! Link to Employment page in bio. #cottonwoodcanyonsfoundation #ccf #bigcottonwoodcanyon #littlecottonwoodcanyon #millcreekcanyon #nonprofit #stewardship #environmentaleducation #werutah #jointheteam #communityengagement #volunteer

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August 2018

Check out this amazing video by @glaciernps of a beaver dragging an aspen branch behind it! Beavers feed on the cambial layer of trees (just beneath the bark ). They use their watery home as a refrigerator, storing stems in the deepest, coldest parts of the water body for good eats later! #cottonwoodcanyonsfoundation #glaciernationalpark #beavers #utahwildlife #aspen #adaptations #awkwardtreedragging

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August 2018

Join us for Stewardship Saturday this weekend up in Big Cottonwood Canyon. We’ll be building a new trail near Donut Falls—8 am to 1 pm! Link to register in bio. Escape the heat! 📷 @rockomenzyk #cottonwoodcanyonsfoundation #ccf #littlecottonwoodcanyon #bigcottonwoodcanyon #stewardship #trailwork #wasatchmountains #wasatchfront

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