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Salt Lake County Watershed Symposium Presentations Available Online

18 December 2018
If you missed any of the wonderful presentations at the Salt Lake County Watershed Symposium, they are now available online through the following link: Watershed Symposium Presentations

Inland port board opponents raise concerns about the project’s impact on Legacy Parkway truck ban

14 December 2018
By Taylor Stevens, Salt Lake Tribune Concerned about the impact a planned development in Salt Lake City’s westernmost area could have on a truck-free highway in Davis County, a group of community advocates urged the Inland Port Authority Board to support efforts to preserve the road as it is. In…

Gehrke: We shouldn’t squander Legacy Parkway’s special features before we know what we want it to be

12 December 2018
By Robert Gehrke, Salt Lake Tribune The notion behind the Legacy Parkway was for it to be kinder and gentler than the average highway. That’s evident in the noise-dampening asphalt, the 55 mph speed limit, and the bike paths and bridges that run along the road. There are also no…

Legacy Parkway’s Truck Ban and Low Speed Limit Will Disappear Without Action by the Utah Legislature

12 December 2018
By Lee Davidson, Salt Lake Tribune Legacy Parkway in Davis County is a different sort of freeway. It bans trucks. The speed limit is just 55 mph. Its mere two lanes in each direction have rubberized pavement to dampen sound — all designed to help adjacent wetlands and wildlife. But…

Public Meeting Re: U.S. Magnesium Superfund Site Updates

20 November 2018
Join us December 3rd from 7:00-8:30 PM at the Bill & Vieve Gore School of Business Auditorium at Westminster College to hear updates from our Techinical Advisory Group.

At Its End, Utahns Worry About Bear River's Future

06 November 2018
The Bear: Life and Death of a Western River Chapter IV — Dissolution by Leia Larsen, Standard Examiner The Bear is the longest North American river that doesn't end in the sea. Its mouth is at the Great Salt Lake, America's Dead Sea, the bottom of a terminal basin. But…
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  • "This was by far the most exciting and effective wave excursion I ever made this side of the Rocky Mountains; and when at its close I was heaved ashore among the sunny grasses and flowers, I found myself a new creature indeed, and went bounding along the beach with blood all aglow, reinforced by the best salts of the mountains, and ready for any race."

    - John Muir describing a swim in Great Salt Lake