May 5, 2023 – Updated Sandbag Info, High Water Safety Tips, Summit County Fair & Other Upcoming Events

Today we cover…

  • Updated sandbag locations
  • High water safety tips
  • Summit County Fair tickets
  • Summit County Health Department Speaker Series
  • 2023 Trails, Trash and Tunes Event

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again! Sandbags are a great way to help prevent or reduce flooding on your property. The Summit County Public Works Department added two new sandbag locations around the county this week that we wanted to make sure our listeners were aware of: 

There are now sand and bags available and accessible 24/7 at the Intersection of Hwy. 150 and Beaver Creek Rd AND also on Highway 150 at the Notch Driveway (2392 E. Mirror Lake Hwy.) Please remember to bring your own shovel. 

As always, you can find the full list of locations throughout Summit County, along with plenty of other flooding information and resources, at

Please remember that while Public Works Departments and volunteers around the county are doing their best to pre-fill bags for those in need of them, pre-filled bags are not guaranteed. Be prepared to fill your own. 

If you are physically able, please fill your own sandbags even if pre-filled ones are available. Pre-filled bags should be reserved for those who are unable to fill their own. Thank you in advance for your consideration.

We also wanted to talk briefly about high water safety. Even with cooler temps coming in the next few days, our rivers, creeks, and canals in Summit County are still running high, fast, and very cold.

And, so, the best practice is to stay away from the banks and keep an especially close eye on children and pets. Do not enter waterways to remove debris or retrieve items.

Summit County Fair

There might still be snow on the ground, but we’re already thinking about August and the Summit County Fair! This coming Monday, May 8, at 9 AM tickets to the PRCA Rodeo and Demolition Derby go on sale! 

So, Make sure to get yours early before they sell out! Tickets will only be sold online and can be found at again that’s

Speaker Series 

The Climate Change and Public Health Speaker Series kicks off next month on May 9, 2023 at the Blair Education Center at the park city hospital. The three-part series hosted by the Summit County Health Department and the Woodwell Climate Research Center is designed to elevate public health as a critical consideration of climate change action in our community.

This first session of the speaker series is a conversation focused on climate change and how it is impacting environmental health in Summit County and beyond. At next week’s event, attendees will listen to national and local perspectives from climate change research experts
and establish connections between local risks to the natural environment and their influence on public health outcomes. For more info, speaker bios, and to register to attend, visit:

Trails, Trash and Tunes 

The second annual “Trails Trash and Tunes” is just around the corner and you don’t want to miss out! The event will take place on May 20th from 12-4pm at the Wanship Trailhead, located at 1975 Hoytsville Rd. 

And guess what! The even is totally free! We just ask that you register in advance so we know you’re coming at There will be food available from Lush’s BBQ; a beer garden provided by Offset Bier; and music played by local band Honky Blue Tonkey. 

And it doesn’t stop there. Thinking of bringing your kids? Definitely do! Kids can color, read books about the environment and play games with a Summit County librarian. There will be also be opportunity drawings available for those who participate in our trail cleanup and scavenger hunt activities! 

Sounds like a blast to me! I can’t wait! Again, this event is happening May 20 from 12-4 at the Wanship Trailhead. Register today (again, for FREE) at