News and Events
Friday, November 2, 2018
The last water testing on 10/29/18 that Gen and Christina did
I know how important everyone’s time is, so know that I am truly grateful for your efforts in all that you have done to help with the coalition. The canyon stayed clean all season. The water stayed safe for the hikers and the citizens that have irrigation water from Kanarra Creek. Hikers commented often on how clean the canyon is.
The only changes that are very apparent are that there have been some serious flash flooding this season, and debris jams building above the first waterfall. Large landslides and rockfalls from high up on the canyon slopes and cliff walls seem to be making the canyon shift.
Thank you again for all of your support! I hope you all have a great fall/winter!
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
We continue to test the water and all looks good. Summer and I went up the canyon Monday early. We had so much fun and saw no one until the way back at the water tank.
I believe Rhonda is the Sept tester.
We do need to go clean again. This week is 2 weeks since anyone has gone up, other than Barb who continues to clean out the barrels. Anyone interested in an evening or weekend hike?
There has been flooding in the canyon in July. We noticed a large dam forming above the first waterfall and the water is definitely deeper in areas that weren’t before. The canyon is changing. Rockfall and debris are coming down in spots that weren’t there before.
People continue to scratch names, initials etc. on the rocks in several locations.
Here are some pictures:
Monday, June 25, 2018
There will be a special Kanarraville Town Board meeting tomorrow evening, Tuesday, June 26,
Monday, June 18, 2018
Thank you to everyone as you continue to help with the Coalition’s efforts!! Just when I think its just not worth the time and effort you guys pitch in and give me the strength to keep it going! For that, I am very grateful!
Thank you to the BLM for donating the small trash bags! And for their efforts to clean up and track vandalism in the canyon. They were up there all day Friday.
We picked up trash last Friday and also had a good time doing so. Thanks to Summer, Rhonda, and Rhonda’s friend! The hikers were very appreciative of our efforts.
Barb continues to empty the trash barrels weekly. Thank you, Barb!
Brad took care of June’s testing, and the creek water looks great. Thanks, Brad!
Also, Jim Mercer is still working continuously on the Coalition website. Thank you, Jim! The Sweet Spot Parking Lot will support him and pay for his fees. The town board would not vote to pay for the website. If you have any pictures or other input please let him know. You can check it out on the town’s website. The plan is to set up the non-profit and start receiving donations that will help us out.
I would like to go up for trash clean up again the 28th, 29th or 30th if anyone else would like to join me.
July 9th is the next water testing for Cameron and Rebecca. Let us know if you need some help.
Thursday, May 24, 2018 – First Aid Training – A basic first-aid training class was held for Kanarra Creek Coalition Volunteers at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 24, 2018, at Kanarraville Town Hall. Thanks to all who attended. We had a lot of fun bandaging and treating each other’s serious wounds but all managed to live!
Monday, May 21, 2018 – Dayna, Gen and Rhonda went up the canyon this morning. We picked up trash and did the water samples for the testing then Gen drove them down to St George after an encounter with a rattlesnake!! The town should have the results today.
Saturday, May 12, 2018 – Dayna, Brad, Jim, and Patti started out at 8:00 a.m. and made the trek all the way to the upper falls to pick up trash, take temperature readings in the creek, and test out our radios. We were able to get a lot of great pictures along the way and ended up with three big bags of trash to haul out.
It’s early in the season and the temperature was a bit chilly, so there were only a couple of other people on the trail when we left, although we passed quite a few on the way back. We were able to speak with several of them and they all said they had an easy time getting a permit. One person reported they had seen a snake on the trail.
As expected, the water was COLD! 8.5°C (47.3°F) below the lower falls and 7.3°C (45.1°F) at the upper falls. We were knee-deep in places getting to the upper falls. Our feet were numb at first but after a while, the sun came out and we kinda got used to it.
The restroom at the trailhead was out of TP and the floor was covered with tracked-in mud, so we notified the attendant at the gate. We are working together to make every effort to keep it clean and re-stocked.