Celebrating 30 Years

The Yalecrest Neighborhood Council was founded 30 years ago by Maryann and Jim Webster.  Jim has been active in the council and neighborhood ever since and was bestowed a new award for his service at the monthly YNC meeting in May by Utah Rep. Brian King.

Rep. Brian King and Jim Webster

Past chairs and officers of the YNC were invited to attend the celebration as well to be acknowledged for the time they spent leading the council.

Current and past YNC chairs

USU Free Water Check Program

USU FREE Water Check Program

Did you know that about two-thirds of Utah’s pristine drinking water is used to water lawns?  Want to save money on your water bill?  Utah State University Cooperative Extension, the Central Utah Water Conservancy District and the Metropolitan Water District of Salt Lake and Sandy, and have once again teamed up to bring you the USU Free Water Check Program (now in its 17th season), offering free sprinkler system and landscape evaluations to residents of participating counties.


A team of Water Check employees will visit your home to conduct an on-site analysis of your in-ground, automatic sprinkler system.  A customized watering schedule and a specific list of sprinkler system and landscape recommendations will be created, as well as other valuable tips for water conservation.


Interested homeowners should visit www.SlowTheFlow.org/watercheck or call 1-877-728-3420 to sign up for a free Water Check, and a representative will contact you to schedule an appointment.  The program is currently running and continues until late August.  Appointments are available Monday-Friday, 8am to 5pm.

Screech Owl, American Kestrel and Migratory Bird Watches

Bird and Twilight Owling Walks

Salt Lake City Parks and Public Lands is please to announce, Dave Oleyar Ph.D., a Senior Scientist at Hawkwatch International will be leading the educational bird walks, discussions and walks during the summer at various locations throughout the City.Check out the schedule and plan to join us for one, or all of the talks and walks listed below!1.  Twilight Owling Walk – Special guest, Artemis, the Western Screech-Owl

Get an up close look at a Screech-Owl and learn a little about owl biology before taking a walk through the park to listen for, and hopefully spot owls.

When:  Thursday, April 30th at 7:30pm

Where:  Miller Park  – 1703 East 900 South

Meeting Location:  the amphitheatre located at the east end of the park off of 900 South

2. International Migratory Bird Day

Join us for an Educational Bird Talk and Walk

When: Saturday, May 9th from 10am until 12:00pm

Where:  Parleys Historic Nature Park

Meeting Location:  the amphitheatre at Tanner Park – 2535 East Heritage Way (2760 South )

3.  American Kestrel

Learn about Hawkwatch’s American Kestrel Study.  Walk to see some of the nest boxes installed in the park. Watch Kestrel activity as they hunt and return food to their young in the boxes. Don’t forget your binoculars!

When:  Saturday, June 6th from 9:30am to 11:30am

Where: Popperton Park  – 1400 East Popperton Park Way (370 North)

Meeting Location:  at the flagpoles near the parking lot

4. American Kestrel

Learn about the Hawkwatch’s American Kestrel Study.  Walk to see some of the nest boxes installed in the park. Watch Kestrel activity as they hunt and return food to their young in the boxes. Don’t forget your binoculars!

When: Saturday, July 11th from 9:30am to 11:30am

What: Education Bird Talk, Walk and Watch

Where: Parleys Historic Nature Park

Meeting Location: the amphitheatre at Tanner Park – 2535 East Heritage Way (2760)


Pre-registration is not required.

For more information about Hawkwatch go to:   www.hawkwatch.org/

We hope you’ll join us!



TEL   801-972-7809

FAX   801-972-7847

C.E.R.T Training and Emergency Kit

C.E.R.T = Community Emergency Response Team.

State, County, City Emergency managers along with Red Cross and Public schools have joined together to provide resident guidance and implementaion of Emergency Preparedness.

Help our neighborhood help themselves and interact with the City and State to provide services in the case of an emergency.

Yalecrest residents can sign up for dedicated C.E.R.T. training course by sending an email to lkpershing@gmail.com.  A minimum of 20 people are required to conduct a course for our neighborhood.  The area between 1500 East – 1900 East and 900 South – 1300 South in Yalecrest needs trained responders.  Ham operators are especially needed.

Call soon and make a difference in your neighborhood and earn a C.E.R.T. Deluxe Action Response Unit!

These units are also available commercially for individual purchase.  This best priced kit on the internert contains all the items in the above response unit.  Go to


Cost $138.36ITEM / SKU: CERT3This CERT Deluxe Action Response Unit is perfect for search and rescue. A Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), sometimes known as a Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT), or Neighborhood Emergency Team (NET), is a group of volunteer emergency workers who have received basic training in disaster preparedness, disaster fire suppression, basic disaster medical operations, light search and rescue, and team operations. They are designed to act as an auxiliary to existing emergency responders in the event of a major disaster.

These kits and products are especially designed for CERT preparation and for equipping your Neighborhood or Community for the next disaster.


Replenishing our Yalecrest Forest

Did you know that Yalecrest is considered to have the one of most extensive “forests” in the state?  Trees serve multiple purposes that add greatly to our lives; shade, house cooling, oxygen, property values and ambiance.  Our trees are a valued icon that draw visitors and new residents to our neighborhood.

Over the past few years, a large number of parkstrip trees contributing to our urban forest have died and/or been removed.

If you are interested in having the CITY plant a tree in your parkstrip,

1.  Use the following form to choose your desired tree specie based on 1) the width of your parkstrip, 2) presence of overhead wires, 3) desired size, and landscape/maintenace considerations.

City Parkstrip Tree Planting

You can view the description and photo of a mature tree at www.slcgov.com/forestry/trees by clicking on the tree specie name written in blue font

2.  Request the desired tree online at


Fill out the form and click SUBMIT

OR by telephone

Urban Forestry  801.972.7818 (M-F  7:30 AM-4:00 PM)

and provide the following information: Name, address, type of service requested and Number of trees involved in service.