Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Free Event - Help Women of Water improve our community!


Salt Lake City Parks and Public Lands are hosting a free event; 
a pancake fueled puncturevine pulling "competition". 
There will be prizes, free pancake breakfast and the satisfaction that we are improving the Jordan Parkway by ridding it of the the noxious weed currently plaguing the trails.

*PUNCTURE VINE*


It looks like this and it is super easy to pull out. (Very shallow roots)

              Almost pretty, right?                       Sure........ until it drops its seeds.


Those seeds then make their way into any unlucky 
bike tires and puppy paws that happen to cross their path.


Think of the poor puppies!!

Come down next Saturday and help us pull these pesky puncture vines!
We will be meeting in Jordan Park/Modesto Park  
Our group will meet and start pulling vines at this spot:
1048 Modesto Ave, Salt Lake City, UT 84104
from 9am until Noon.  

Please remember to wear closed toe shoes (no flip flops) and bring a pair of gloves, refillable water bottle and hat/sunscreen, if needed.  We'll have everything else!


Wednesday, July 11, 2018

July Announcements from the Utah Women & Leadership Project


  • UWLP will host a “What Can I Do?” think tank titled “How Male Allies Can Advance Female Colleagues at Work,” and we are looking for 25 men (who are already working hard to support and empower their female colleagues in their professional pursuits) to join us for a 2-hour session to be held at Adobe in Lehi (thanks to Adobe for hosting it). More details and RSVPs can be found here.
  • UWLP is partnering with Silicon Slopes to host a Women in Leadership Chapter. More details will be released in the next month, but individuals, groups, and networks can join now. 
  • A community event is planned for September 26, 2018 (6:30-8:30pm, UVU). The evening is titled “Navigating Transitions: Finding New Paths, Passions, and Purpose.” Ruth Todd (former award-winning television news anchor in Utah) will be the keynote speaker, after which attendees will choose one of three workshops:
    • Young Women in Transition: How to Thrive When Life Keeps Changing!
    • Navigating the Home to Workforce Transition
    • Discovering New Purpose for Empty Nesters, Retirees, and Aspiring Souls
    • Details about session speakers, facilitators, and panelists can be found on this flyer. RSVP NOW. We also welcome you to attend a community gathering titled “Strengthen Your Impact as Girls & Women,” with us in Tooele, Utah on September 12, 2018 (6:30-8:00pm).  We will also be working with partners in Price, Utah to hold a community gathering there on September 13, 2018 (6:30-8:00pm).

  • The Utah Women’s Economic Forum (a free event) will be held at UVU on Friday, August 17, 2018 from 6:00-9:00pm. Diversify is hosting and the UWLP is partnering on this event. The flyer has all of the details—there are breakout sessions by wonderful and knowledgeable presenters. It has a focus on investing and entrepreneurship for women.

  • Women’s Leadership Institute is hosting their 3rd Annual Women’s Golf Clinic & Tournament on August 28 from 7:00am-1:00pm at Thanksgiving Point. For those interested in running for public office at any level, registrations are now open for the WLI Political Development Series that starts this fall and runs for six months. Also, save the date for the first-ever Utah Women’s Policy Conference, August 23-24, 2018 at the Thomas S. Monson Center in downtown Salt Lake City. One-day registrations will also be available. Sign up for email updates and be the first to know when registration opens! Contact Erin Jemison, Policy Director at YWCA Utah, with questions: ejemison@ywcautah.org. Follow/like on social media platforms for timely announcements and partner efforts (LinkedInFacebook, and Twitter).

  • Suffrage and enfranchisement describe Utah history but these are unfamiliar words to many Utah students. Yet, Utah was the first place where a woman voted in the United States. Better Days 2020 (one of our partners) has launched its educational curriculum to bring Utah women's history stories into classrooms across the state. There are Utah women resources now available for teachers and families. They have compiled stories of Utah women in history at www.utahwomenshistory.com, posted lessons for4th and 7th grade Utah Studies, and have resources for all interested students on their website.

  • Finally, the Salt Lake County Mayor’s Office is currently seeking applicants for a number of Salt Lake County Boards and Commissions. More details can be found here. In addition, more details about where to go for information on committees, boards, and commissions in cities, counties, and the state level—can be found on their website here.



Monday, June 18, 2018

Summer Announcements

Dear Women of Water Enthusiasts:
  • Upcoming Events: Everyone is welcome to our events.  Feel free to invite others.  $10 non-members/$5 members (or free depending on your membership type).

o   June.  On June 28th at noon at DEQ, Brian McInerny will about the “Effects of a Warming Climate on Utah.”
o   July.  We are working on organizing a tour of the Mountain Dell/Little Dell dams and plants. Location and date TBD.
o   August. Michelle Derras and Randi Ryan will be giving us the latest information about Algae Blooms. Location and date TBD.
o   September. Tour of the Woods Cross Granular Activated Carbon Drinking Water Treatment Plant. Date TBD.
  • At our June event we’ll be voting!  Send nominations for a board position (nominate someone else or yourself) to Melissa Noble (mnoble@utah.gov) for President, Secretary and board directors (2 needed).  No experience necessary.  We’ll also vote on changes to the Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation.  These changes will put our Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation in sync with our actual practices.
  • Join or Renew!  Please become a Women of Water member.  We keep our dues low to make it affordable for everyone.  Send any questions to Lizel Allen (lizel.allen@gmail.com).  There are lots of membership types available.  Memberships are valid for one year from July 1st to June 30th.  Its time to renew your membership!

o   Individual membership $35, Individual membership with event fees $60
o   Student membership $15, Student membership with event fees $40
o   Corporate membership (up to 3 members) $100, Corporate membership with event fees $175

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

June Event: Effects of a Warming Climate on Utah

Join us for lunch and a guest speaker: Brian McInerney
Brian will address the effects of a warming climate on Utah's water supply, snowpack, precipatation intensity, temperature and overall quality of life through 2100 AD.
Brian McInerney is the Senior Hydrologist for the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Salt Lake City, Utah.  He has held this position in various formats for the past 28 years.  Brian provides forecasts for spring snowmelt runoff, flash flood warnings, climate information, and climate change science to scientists, engineers, and policy makers.  He has a MS degree in Forest Hydrology from the University of Montana, and an undergraduate degree from St. Mary's University in Winona Minnesota.  He currently resides in Park City, Utah.
The event will be held on Thursday, June 28 2018 at 12:00pm at DEQ Board Room, 195 North 1950 West, SLC.
Cost: $5 for members and $10 for non-members for the lunch and presentation. Payment is required even if you choose not to eat lunch.
Please RSVP by June 26th so we can adequately plan for lunch.