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    Pack It Out Utah - Utah's Statewide Trails and Waterways Cleanup


    The Results are IN for the third annual cleanup in 2022. Click here to check out the data!

    Check Back in 2023 for more information.

    When: TBD 2023

    Where: Utah - Statewide

    There are two ways to get involved in this year’s statewide clean-up event.

    1. Join a local cleanup near you! 

    2. Collect trash in your neighborhood or at a local park, trail, or waterway. Anywhere trash is collected will have a positive impact on water quality and your local environment.

    How to Get Involved

    1. Sign up here!
    2. Choose where to collect trash.
    3. Collect trash and record using our Trash Collection Data Sheet to record the trash you collect.
    4. Dispose of trash appropriately.
    5. Fill out our submission form online.
    6. Share results! Take photos and video of your trash collection progress, then send them to us!

    Check out Pack It Out Utah 2022 to find more in-depth information about how to participate.


    Lakes Appreciation MonthSecchi Dip In

    Date: July 2021

    As part of Lakes Appreciation Month, there is an annual Secchi Dip-In event where volunteer monitors across North America track water quality by measuring water transparency using Secchi disks (and other measurements). We encourage all Utah Water Watch volunteers and other citizen monitors to participate in the event! Once you have completed your Secchi disk measurements, upload the data to CitSci and the Secchi Dip-In Online Database. For more information on the event and ways to get involved, visit


    Bear River Celebration and Free Fishing Day Bear River Celebration 2019

    Date: June 8, 2019

    A free community event! Held in conjunction with Utah's Division of Wildlife Free Fishing Day. Come enjoy local music, free fishing, and fun activities while learning about water conservation, water quality, wildlife, recycling, energy, and the Bear River Watershed at Willow Park in Logan, UT.


    Utah Water WeekBe a Water Hero for Water Week

    Date: May 5-11, 2019

    A safe, reliable water supply is critical to the success of any community. We often take our water supply for granted until it is threatened, either by drought, water main breaks, or some other event. In 2007, in an effort to promote the importance of this precious resource, then governor, Jon Huntsman Jr. signed legislation designating a state-wide water week, declaring the first full week in May as Water Week.


    Natural Resources Field Days

    Date: Sept. 10-14, 17-20, 2019

    A program for 4th graders in Cache county to discover the natural resources in Logan Canyon. Stations focus on teaching water quality, plants, soils, and wildlife of the area. Some partners involved include Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and Logan City. 


    Utah Envirothon

    Date: April 17-18, 2020

    A natural resource competition for high school students. Students form teams of five and test their knowledge in aquatic ecology, forestry, soil/land-use, wildlife, and a current environmental issue that changes annually. The winner of Utah's Envirothon competes at the North American Envirothon.

    View video content below: 

    Aquatic Macroinvertebrates

    Stream Flow Discharge

    Nitrate Test

    Turbidity Test

    Overview of Aquatic Tests

    Utah's County Water Fairs

    Date: Throughout the School Year

    A program to inform 4th graders about watersheds, aquatic insects, and the importance of water quality in the environment. USU Water Quality Extension works in conjunction with other county extension offices, state parks, health departments, and the forest service.

    Wings and Water: Wetlands Education Program

    Students on boardwalk at Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve

    Date: Throughout the Fall and Spring

    USU's Water Quality Extension has teamed up with the USU Botanical Center and The Nature Conservancy to offer outdoor hands-on 4th grade field trips. Students learn about wetland habitat, soil, plants and animals, adaptations, the water cycle, and conservation. Field trips are led by Naturalist Guides at the USU Botanical Center and The Nature Conservancy's Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve. 

    If you are interested in volunteering as a Naturalist Guide for this program, please contact Hope Braithwaite at or (435) 919-1324.


    Community Mapping Workshop (CMaP) 

    Date: Workshops in the Summer

    A 5-day educator workshop to introduce Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning System (GPS). Educators are taught how to use these technologies, and are provided with tools and resources to implement the technologies into their curriculum.

    Stream Side Science Workshops

    Date: Throughout the Summer

    An educator workshop about how to use the Stream Side Science Lesson Manual. This manual demonstrates how to use simple water monitoring  techniques to teach science, geography, and math concepts in a hands-on fashion. Each lesson is matched with the Utah Core Curriculum.