See below for a summary of the event by our Communications Director Ellie Harrigan.
Wednesday, June 22 a Call to Action event organized by Save Our Canyons was held where local citizens, elected officials, and community leaders came together to set the record straight on the misinformation regarding the proposed gondola in Little Cottonwood Canyon. Friends of Alta is proud to be one of the many organizations to have attended and spoken at the event.
"Friends of Alta has worked hard over the past forty-two years in partnership with the US Forest Service and the City of Salt Lake to make important and sensible investments in infrastructure and to conserve the precious land and water threatened by this gimmicky gondola," Friends of Alta board member Nate Blouin said, "we will continue to advocate for solutions that balance the diverse needs for all of us who love the canyon, and we stand in strong opposition to the thinly-veiled attempt to squeeze more profit out of one of Utah's most prized natural attractions."
About a dozen or more organizations, elected officials, and community members spoke at the event, voicing their opposition to the proposed gondola. Some of these groups included: Friends of Little Cottonwood Canyon, Save Not Pave, Save Our Canyons, Wasatch Backcountry Alliance, Green Latinos, Students for the Wasatch, and the Salt Lake Climbers Alliance. A few of the government officials who spoke were: Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson, Sandy Mayor Monica Zoltanski, Alta Mayor Roger Burke, SLC Public Utilities Director Laura Briefer as well as additional officials, organizational leaders, and concerned citizens.
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