Issue No.  65
Wednesday, August 5, 2015



We hope you've been enjoying the pleasant weather we've had so far this summer. While we've been recharging our batteries for the upcoming year, we've also been hard at work preparing for trial later this month and for the 2016 legislative session. 

Heber Valley Fly Fishing Festival 2015



Have weekend plans? Come join us Friday and Saturday for the 6th annual Heber Valley Fly Fishing Festival and Kids Fishing Derby. This year all proceeds of the even will benefit Project Healing Waters. USAC will be on-hand to answer questions. We will have some of our new USAC branded SIMMS Solarflex shirts on hand, too, so stop on by!

Provo Case Update

Our Lawsuit on the Provo/Right-to-Use Case will be tried before Judge Derek Pullan of Utah's 4th District Court, 125 N. 100 West, in Provo, on August 26-28 and September 2-3, 2015. USAC members are invited to attend the trial, and to show Judge Pullan their support for stream access. If you plan on attending, please dress appropriately and adhere to proper courtroom decorum: a crowd is best seen but not heard. This is not a rally, it is not the time for banners or signs, but for bodies en masse to silently support stream access. The trial will focus on the fact that HB141, by effectively disposing of the public's right to use more than 2,600 miles of 'fishable' and 470 miles of 'floatable' Utah rivers and streams, has substantially and negatively impacted the public's ability to use and enjoy their remaining public waters. Most of USAC's evidence demonstrating this reality will be presented the first three days of trial. We hope to see you there.


Legislative Update

With two district court rulings in hand by the time the legislative session convenes in late January 2016, it is our hope that they will resolve the dispute, and define the easement, with fair and balanced legislation. 

Summer is the ideal time to get in touch with your Representative and Senator, as their schedules are much lighter than during the session. Take 5 minutes, and get in touch with your legislators THIS WEEK.

Here's how to do it in 3 easy steps:

  1. Look up your legislator here: http://le.utah.gov/GIS/findDistrict.jsp
  2. Find where your legislators stand in the USAC Voter's Guide.
  3. Reach out and get in touch with them regardless of their position on access. This third step is the most important! If you need assistance, or would like us to join you in a meeting with your legislator, send us an email at info@utahstreamaccess.org. We cannot overemphasize how important constituent contact is! If you don't reach out, we can't talk for you!
Finally, please remember that the fight to restore access is supported by you. We are a 100% volunteer, grassroots organization, and therefore every penny goes towards fighting for stream access. If you believe in our cause, please consider making a donation, no matter how large or small.

Thank you for your support. Together, we WILL restore and protect access to, and lawful use of, Utah's rivers and streams. 

 

Board of Directors

Utah Steam Access Coalition

info@utahstreamaccess.org 

www.utahstreamaccess.org 

   
About Us

The Mission of the Utah Stream Access Coalition is to promote and assist in all aspects of restoring and preserving public access to, and lawful use of, Utah's public waters and streambeds.

 

The USAC is an all-volunteer, 501(c)4 nonprofit corporation, and while your donations are appreciated, they are NOT tax-deductible.

 


Our latest ad campaign in the 
Stay Cool in the Sun! 
We just received our latest USAC logo gear from SIMMS, including new hats and USAC Logo Solarflex hoodies. Multiple colors in both Mens & Womens styles. Available at  Fish Tech Outfitters and  Western Rivers Flyfisher!

Upcoming Events

August 26-28, Sep t 2-3:  Provo "Right-to-Use" Case Trial
September 19: Utah Whitewater Club Weber River Cleanup

Art for Access


We have received some beautiful limited edition artwork and custom built fly rods as gifts for your donation. Check them out at the Art for Access site.

Every penny makes a difference. 

 

DONATE - USAC


 

Or by check to:

Treasurer

Utah Stream Access Coalition

P.O. Box 91154

Salt Lake City, UT 84109

 

Volunteers Wanted  
Do you want to get more involved but don't quite know how? Send us an email. Share your expertise. Help us restore access to Utah's rivers and streams.

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