TreeUtah, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to tree planting, stewardship and education said it plans to plant nearly 9,000 seedlings this fall along the Jordan River Restoration site in South Jordan.

After 10 years of planning, construction has begun to re-route the Willow Creek stream channel to its native meander along the east side of the Jordan River, just south of 10600 South. Immediately following the completion of the construction, which is anticipated to be finished soon, TreeUtah, along with hundreds of community volunteers will begin planting the disturbed area with native willows, cottonwoods, and other wetland and upland shrubs species.

This ambitious endeavor is associated with TreeUtah's participation in a national monthlong celebration, National NeighborWoods Month. Multiple dates have been set for volunteer plantings, and TreeUtah needs help planting. For more information, call 801-364-2122 or visit for dates and directions to the site.