Events for Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Event: Beaver Dam Analog Building

Join the Swaner Preserve and Wild Utah Project in building several Beaver Dam Analogs along a stream on the Swaner Preserve! The BDAs will help improve water and habitat quality on the Preserve. This is a great way to get onto areas of the Preserve that are not open to the public. Volunteers should be able to walk over uneven ground, get in and out of a stream, spend the day outdoors, bend over for extended periods, work outdoors in a variety of conditions, and comply with the safety guidelines. Be prepared to get your hands dirty and have a lasting impact on the Preserve for years to come. Work will take place on Willow Creek on the Swaner Preserve. Parking and meeting location will be provided in a follow-up email prior to the event. Waders and Muck Boots will be available to borrow, or bring your own if there are some you prefer. Beaver dam analogs are a stream restoration structure. These human-made beaver dams provide ecological benefits of their natural counterparts by increasing habitat, lowering water temperature, recharging groundwater, and more!

Register for this volunteer event: https://swanerecocenter.volunteermatters.org/project-catalog/45



Volunteer Event: Beaver Dam Analog Building

Join the Swaner Preserve and Wild Utah Project in building several Beaver Dam Analogs along a stream on the Swaner Preserve! The BDAs will help improve water and habitat quality on the Preserve. This is a great way to get onto areas of the Preserve that are not open to the public. Volunteers should be able to walk over uneven ground, get in and out of a stream, spend the day outdoors, bend over for extended periods, work outdoors in a variety of conditions, and comply with the safety guidelines. Be prepared to get your hands dirty and have a lasting impact on the Preserve for years to come. Work will take place on Willow Creek on the Swaner Preserve. Parking and meeting location will be provided in a follow-up email prior to the event. Waders and Muck Boots will be available to borrow, or bring your own if there are some you prefer. Beaver dam analogs are a stream restoration structure. These human-made beaver dams provide ecological benefits of their natural counterparts by increasing habitat, lowering water temperature, recharging groundwater, and more!

Register for this volunteer event: https://swanerecocenter.volunteermatters.org/project-catalog/45



Holi Festival of Colors Spanish Fork

World’s Greatest Chant & Dance Party: Interactive Bollywood & Bhakti Dance, Mantra Bands, Dj’s, Yoga, Cuisine, Crafts, Color Throws on the Hour, Free Hugs, Lotsa Love Holi is the Festival of Colors, a traditional Indian holiday celebrated in our own innovative fashion. The Holi Festival takes its name from an evil witch who lived thousands of years ago. Her name was Holika. She had a boon not to be burned even if she stepped into fire. She misused this benediction to burn many babies by carrying them into fires. However, when she tried to do the same to a five year old Krishna devotee named Prahlad, she got burned instead, while Prahlad emerged from the fire unharmed. Prahlad\’s constant habit was to chant the names of God, Hare Krishna Hare Krshna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare / Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare. Thus taking shelter of the Lord through His Holy Names the Supreme protected him. This year, realizing that Holi has developed a national following especially among college festival-goers, we are preparing more parking and more colors (by far) than ever before. The music, the dance, the worship, the facilities — everything is being upgraded.

Tickets and items purchased are available for pick-up at the event. Unredeemed tickets purchased for previous Festivals of Colors that were postponed due to COVID-19 are redeemable at this event. Kids 12 and under are FREE. Purchase tickets here: https://on.spingo.com/e/Festival_of_Colors_Spanish_Fork_2021 For more information, visit: https://www.festivalofcolorsusa.com/festival-of-colors/festival-colors-spanish-fork-ut/



Holi Festival of Colors Spanish Fork

World’s Greatest Chant & Dance Party: Interactive Bollywood & Bhakti Dance, Mantra Bands, Dj’s, Yoga, Cuisine, Crafts, Color Throws on the Hour, Free Hugs, Lotsa Love Holi is the Festival of Colors, a traditional Indian holiday celebrated in our own innovative fashion. The Holi Festival takes its name from an evil witch who lived thousands of years ago. Her name was Holika. She had a boon not to be burned even if she stepped into fire. She misused this benediction to burn many babies by carrying them into fires. However, when she tried to do the same to a five year old Krishna devotee named Prahlad, she got burned instead, while Prahlad emerged from the fire unharmed. Prahlad\’s constant habit was to chant the names of God, Hare Krishna Hare Krshna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare / Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare. Thus taking shelter of the Lord through His Holy Names the Supreme protected him. This year, realizing that Holi has developed a national following especially among college festival-goers, we are preparing more parking and more colors (by far) than ever before. The music, the dance, the worship, the facilities — everything is being upgraded.

Tickets and items purchased are available for pick-up at the event. Unredeemed tickets purchased for previous Festivals of Colors that were postponed due to COVID-19 are redeemable at this event. Kids 12 and under are FREE. Purchase tickets here: https://on.spingo.com/e/Festival_of_Colors_Spanish_Fork_2021 For more information, visit: https://www.festivalofcolorsusa.com/festival-of-colors/festival-colors-spanish-fork-ut/



Fall Garden Clean-up Workshop

Join us for our fall garden clean-up event in the water-wise demonstration garden. We will prune back perennials, gather and spread seeds from plants, and discuss helpful ways to put your garden to sleep for the season. Our USU County Extension agent will be there to answer any pruning/dividing questions you may have for your own yard.

Register for this volunteer event here: https://swanerecocenter.volunteermatters.org/project-catalog/51



Fall Garden Clean-up Workshop

Join us for our fall garden clean-up event in the water-wise demonstration garden. We will prune back perennials, gather and spread seeds from plants, and discuss helpful ways to put your garden to sleep for the season. Our USU County Extension agent will be there to answer any pruning/dividing questions you may have for your own yard.

Register for this volunteer event here: https://swanerecocenter.volunteermatters.org/project-catalog/51