Wasatch Environmental Update for July 23, 2017
By John Worlock, Member of the Board of Directors of SOC
“This Land is Our Land”
If you want to stretch your legs and at the same time make a statement about federal public lands in Utah, we have just the opportunity you need. “This Land is Our Land” is the name of a march – this week – organized in part by the Outdoor Industry Association, during Day Two of their Outdoor Retailer Summer Market.
Mark your calendars: Thursday, July 27 starting at 4:30 pm at the South Plaza of the Salt Palace and marching northward to the State Capitol for a rally, at which you will hear from a variety of industry leaders, Native Americans, outdoor enthusiasts and supportive politicians. You can expect to emerge from this gathering fully energized for the next few years’ struggle for the preservation of federal lands, especially in Utah.
There are two earlier events where you can express your support for public lands in an artistic fashion. In either of them you will have the opportunity to create a poster expressing your love for the wild public lands in Utah. Then, of course, you will take that poster to the march the next day!
One poster party will be at the Fisher Brewery, where you will need to be a certified adult to create a poster. Minors can do their creations at Save Our Canyons’ nearby headquarters. Both poster parties will take place on Wednesday evening, July 26, just in time for you to take your posters to the march on Thursday, July 27.
Hooray! It sounds like fun!
To refresh your memory about these events, just go the website of save our canyons. Wait for, and click on, the banner that offers a poster-making event. The first paragraph below the poster on that page will lead you to a Facebook Event Page with lots more information about the March and the rally at the Capitol.
Here is what you will learn: Two poster parties, at the Fisher Brewery, on West 800 South, and at Save Our Canyons Office, at 433 South 400 West, from 5 until 8 pm on Wednesday, July 26. Then – This Land is Our Land March from the Salt Palace to the State Capitol, starting at 4:30 on Thursday, July 27.
Be there! This Land IS Our Land!