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Swaner EcoCenter and Nature Preserve

Swaner EcoCenter and Nature Preserve Review

Home to an array of birds (most notably sandhill cranes) and small critters (like the spotted frog), as well as more elusive larger inhabitants like foxes, deer, elk, moose, and coyotes, this 1,200-acre preserve is both a bird-watchers' paradise and an example of land restoration in action. Naturalist-led walks and other environmentally friendly events are hosted by this nonprofit throughout the year. The EcoCenter is filled with interactive exhibits, such as a climbing wall with microphones emitting the sounds of the wetlands as climbers move through habitats. The facility serves as an exhibit in itself, given its eco-friendly construction, incorporating everything from recycled denim insulation to solar panels. The trails on the north side of I–80 are open to hikers and bikers, but those closest to the preserve are only open for guided walks. LAST.VISIT MONTH="MAY" YEAR="2009" OTHER=spoke with director Annette Herman, executive director, Annette@swanerecocenter.org"/

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  • Address: 1258 Center Dr., Newpark, Park City, UT 84098 | Map It
  • Phone: 435/649–1767; 877/467–9263
  • Hours: Wed.–Fri. noon–6, Sat. 10–2.
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  • Location: Park City

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