Nell Larson

  On today’s program, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Council Member Kim Carson about the proposed ballot and transportation measures. Swaner EcoCenter Director Nell Larson has a preview of some upcoming events and Snyderville Basin Water Reclamation District Director Mike Luers reports that due to a cooperative effort of water users in the Snyderville Basin, thousands of fish were saved last month.

  Today, Chris and Nell discuss several items currently in the news including local butterfly’s and fireflies, wolverines, polystyrene, GMO’s and Algae blooms. 

  Last fall, The Park City Council declared that the city’s municipal works would be net zero with respect to carbon consumption by the year 2022.  In addition, they announced that the city, as a whole, would be net zero by the year 2023. But what does net zero look like?  How is it calculated?

Great Basin Antlers - File Photo

Many people like to gather deer and elk antlers in the spring.  But one man got in trouble when he chose the wrong property on which to shed hunt.   KPCW's Renai Bodley has more:

On today's program, Host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Interim Park City Planning Director Bruce Erickson and Planning Tech Makena Hawley. Connie Nelson, the Executive Director of the Alf Engen Ski Museum introduces us to two of the four inductees in this year's class at the Intermountain Ski Hall of Fame. Nell Larson, director of Swaner EcoCenter talks about some of the center's upcoming events and Nate Vineyard, President of Slow Food Park City has the rundown for this year's Food and Film Weekend.

Chris and Nell First speak with Rob DuBruc, staff attorney with Western Resource Advocates, regarding their efforts to have U.S. Oil Sands perform air and groundwater monitoring as a proposed strip mining operation in eastern Utah.  Then, on the second half of the show, they speak with Jenna Walenga of the research group Adventures and Scientists for Conservation.  ASC  is conducting research which documents the increasing extent and amounts of micro plastics showing up in fresh and saltwater around the globe.

The County Council today is declaring May 18th through the 24th Summit County Week Week. That's the prelude to activities including a Week Pull this weekend. Rick Brough has more.

The Swaner EcoCenter and Park City Municipal are hosting a panel discussion that's free to the public.  The event on Tuesday, the 18th is looking at air quality issues around Park City and Summit County.  Rick Brough has more.

Nell Larsen - who also serves as one of the co-hosts of This Green Earth, heard here on KPCW Tuesday mornings - has been named the new director of the Swaner Eco Center. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.