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Community Connection

South Salt Lake’s Community Connection is a volunteer program that helps residents invest in their community, neighborhood and home, creating a safe, clean and attractive city for all of us.

What We Do:

Each year, one specific neighborhood in South Salt Lake is identified to receive resources and volunteer labor from SSL’s Community Connection. Several community partners assist us with these improvements, including:

  • Community residents
  • Business owners
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Dedicated volunteers
  • The City of South Salt Lake administration and staff

As we get to work, our partners and volunteers help us repair and revitalize homes, improve landscaping and transform our neighborhoods into beautiful and inviting places for current and future residents.

Plant a Tree For Free


All residents are eligible for a free tree planting in their front yard or park strip through the Community Connection program and a generous grant from Rocky Mountain Power.  Contact Vedad Lelo at 801.464.6712 or for an application and more information. This program is subject to funding and staff availability.


What type of help is needed?

Volunteer labor and donations are accepted to help at qualifying residences or at city properties  for: 

  • Planting trees
  • Removing unwanted debris
  • Mowing, weeding and landscaping
  • Removing graffiti

How can my business or group help?

We welcome donated time and resources, including supplies and tools (shovels, rakes, paint, brushes, landscaping plants, etc.), as well as food and drinks for volunteers. They can also help out by:


  • Scheduling an employee day of service
  • Sponsoring printing (brochures, posters, and flyers) to advertise projects
  • Taking part in project work days on your block
  • Encouraging others to participate
  • Improving your business exterior, landscaping, and safety

We also encourage volunteers and nonprofit organizations to help out by identifying potential projects, getting community volunteers involved and sharing your success stories and photos with us!

Who should I contact for current volunteering opportunities?

To get involved, contact the Urban Livability Department at 801.464.6712.

Why does Community Connection plant trees for free?

Trees and nature are proven to reduce stress, improve mental and physical health and make homes and neighborhoods more livable. A single, healthy mature tree adds an average of 10% to a home's value!

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Contact Us

Community Connection
220 East Morris Ave
South Salt Lake, UT 84115

Office Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

O 801-464-6712
F 801-483-6003
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Plant a tree for Free!

South Salt Lake Community Connection is offering free trees and volunteers ready to plant a tree in your front yard or park strip.

Trees and nature are proven to reduce stress, improve mental and physical health and of course make homes and neighborhoods more livable. A single, heathy mature tree adds an average 10% to a home's value!

It is FREE, no strings attached. 

Simple contact us to sign up or suggest a place that might benefit from a tree.

Contact Urban Livability at 801.464.6712 or