FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Provo, Utah May 16, 2024

Colton Burr 801-722-4777
John Bennion 801-318-9521
Kaye Nelson 801-822-2443

Saturday, June 15, 2024, 10a-4p

3777 W. Boat Harbor Drive, Provo

Join us for a fun-filled, informative day at Colton and Alicia Burr’s farm, a 20-acre property in west Provo along the Provo River near Utah Lake. To gain support for and educate the public on the planned conservation easement for the farm, the Burrs will host family-friendly, farm-related activities (horse and pony rides, a wagon ride, petting zoo, roping practice, horseshoes) and a BBQ lunch. Representative John Curtis and Provo Mayor Michelle Kaufusi will speak, and conservation experts will also report on important work happening in the area. Admission is free to the activities. The cost of the BBQ is $5 per person or $10 per family. All proceeds go toward the conservation easement. See the Conserve Utah Valley website ( for registration information.

Cascade Farms is one of the final puzzle pieces necessary to protect all the historic farmland between the old bed of the Provo River and the new Delta Restoration Project. The result will be about 750 acres of contiguous farm and wetlands for Utah residents to enjoy.

The Burrs are working with Utah Agricultural Land Trust ( to place a conservation easement on their property and have been tentatively selected for a grant from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (part of the USDA). As they move through the federal grant process, they continue to work to raise the remaining funding. Conserve Utah Valley has partnered with the Burrs to help gain support from local residents, Provo City, Utah County, the State of Utah, and private donors.

“We are thrilled to help protect this critical area along Utah Lake, the Provo River, and the Delta,” said Kaye Nelson, CUV Executive Director. “Through these efforts this land can be preserved forever, protecting open and green space, and benefiting the public.”

We hope you’ll join us for A Summer Afternoon at Cascade Farm and help conserve this precious land.