Adopt a River
Why is Our River Important?The River plays an important role in the ecosystem. Its water carries nutrients and nourishes life along the river banks. We depend on clean water to drink, to wash in, and to irrigate crops. The river serves as a channel to prevent flooding by draining surface water.
Rivers also provide many opportunities for recreational and leisure activities such as: swimming, fishing, kayaking, photography, bird watching, or strolling along river.
River Restoration ProjectThe Ogden River has been heavily impacted by industrial and residential growth.
During the restoration project, 13,000 tons of concrete, glass, shopping carts and automobiles were removed.
Native VegetationSeveral types of native vegetation were planted to buffer pollution, reduce channel temperatures and provide aquatic food sources for fish.
About the ProgramThe Ogden Adopt-A-River program is designed to help keep the river clean and healthy, to educate the public on the dangers of noxious weeds and pollution, to raise awareness and to further our preservation efforts along our Rivers.
This program is perfect for individuals, families, schools, neighborhood groups, scout troops and business organizations - we invite anyone who cares about our environment, our river and our community to Adopt a River.
Clean Up EventsEach year, Ogden City sponsors two clean up events, one in May and the other in September. We ask that major Sponsors make a 5 year commitment to participate in these events and also visit their section two or more times a month to help maintain the river. Upon request the City will provide garbage bags and dispose of them after maintenance is completed.
ApplicationFill out the Adopt-A-River Application and submit it here. You will receive an information packet that contains educational materials on how to keep the river healthy.
|Section of River||Adopted To:|
|Ogden River Sections|
|Washington To Grant||Goal Foundation|
|Grant to Lincoln||Ogden Preparatory Academy|
|Lincoln Avenue to Wall Avenue||Available|
|Wall Avenue to Gibson Bridge||Available|
|Dino Park East to Valley Drive||Mountain Real Estate Companies|
|Monroe Blvd to Harrison Blvd||Junior League of Ogden|
|Harrison Blvd to Dino Park||Available|
|Gibson Bridge to Railroad Tracks||Available|
|Washington Blvd east to Pioneer Stadium||Available|
|Pioneer Stadium east to Monroe Blvd||Rotary Club|
|Goode Ski Lake and River||Weber State - Health Promotion and Human Performance Department|
|Weber River Sections|
|Kayak Park to 21st Street||Available|
|Kayak Park to King Fisher Pond||Chromalox|
|King Fisher Pond to Riverdale||Crossroads Academy|