Save Our Canyons, founded in 1972, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is dedicated to protecting and conserving the Wasatch canyons, mountains, and foothills. Through public education, volunteer work, and active involvement in city, county, state, and federal planning processes, Save Our Canyons raises awareness on key issues concerning the Wasatch Mountains.
Save Our Canyons has various key issues in which it focuses its efforts. Some of these issues/initiatives include the following:
Save Our Canyons relies upon volunteer efforts to protect the Wasatch mountains, canyons, and foothills. Volunteer opportunities are flexible, allowing you to provide as many volunteer hours as you’re able throughout the week. Volunteers will primarily help at community events, but Save Our Canyons also has four different volunteer positions:
You can sign up as a volunteer online, or you can choose to become a Save Our Canyons member or donor — all applications/donations can be submitted on the Save Our Canyons website.
To inspire children and youth to become stewards of the Wasatch front, the organization has the Save Our Canyons Kids (SOCKids) program, creating volunteer and educational opportunities for youth throughout the Salt Lake Valley. SOCKids is made possible solely through grant funding and donations.
Save Our Canyons relies upon its members and small businesses to help support its initiatives. If you are interested in becoming more involved in the protection of the Wasatch mountains, canyons, and foothills, you can become a Save Our Canyons member by completing an online application. Benefits of membership include some of the following:
If you wish to be involved with the organization without becoming a member, you can make donations online.
Save Our Canyons provides a variety of online resources to learn more about key issues and the wilderness around us. The following resources are available on certain Wasatch wildernesses:
Donations to Save Our Canyons are tax deductible and help the organization support their programs and efforts to protect the Wasatch front. You can make a donation through a variety of channels, allowing you to pick an option that works best for you. Some options include the following:
In addition to the options listed above, you can also simply make a donation on the Save Our Canyons website.
While researching this organization, we didn’t find any concerning information for participants or donors. Save Our Canyons appears to be a reputable non-profit seeking to support and protect the Wasatch mountains, canyons, and foothills.
Before becoming involved with any non-profit organization, we always recommend conducting personal research to see if the organization's mission aligns with your values.