Issue No.  59
Wednesday, February 4, 2015

 

 

Just a couple brief updates this morning:

 

Our Lawsuit on the Weber (Navigability) case goes to trial this Friday, February 6,10:00 AM at the Matheson Courthouse in Salt Lake City Room W37. We are inviting USAC members to attend the trial, and to show Judge Kelly your 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 silently supporting stream access. The purpose of this case is to show that the Weber River was used as a highway of commerce prior to and at the time of statehood based on historical evidence, and therefore its beds are the property of the State held in trust for the public. Most of USAC's historical evidence regarding log drives and early commerce on the Weber River will be presented during the first two days of the trial. We hope to see you there.

 

The legislative session is well underway and runs through March 12. The legislature will not take up the stream access issue without a ruling from the courts, however, it is entirely possible that we will have a ruling on the Weber case by the end of the session. We need you to open lines of communication with your Representative and Senator so that, if the opportunity arises, we can quickly and efficiently mobilize support for HB108. Look up your legislators below, and send them a quick note that you are their constituent and stream access is important to you and your family. Even better is to attend a town hall meeting and have a face-to-face conversation about stream access. We cannot overemphasize how important constituent communication is in this process. 

 

Take 2 minutes, right now, to look up your legislators and tell them that as a constituent, Stream Access is important to you, and that they should Support HB108.

 

To look up your legislators click here: http://le.utah.gov/GIS/findDistrict.jsp

 

Thank you for your engagement and continued support. Let's make 2015 the year that we restore and secure access to Utah's rivers and streams for generations to come.


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.

 


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January 26 - March 12 - 61st General Legislative Session
February 6-11 - Weber Case Trial
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