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Because Utah and so much of the West are experiencing severe drought we frankly are seeing our water supply diminish, even as our population and the demand for water increases. The UVEF hopes to team up with Utah Rivers Council and League of Women Voters in September or October to present an online public forum on drought, and other water-related issues. You can send us your request to join our email list at EmailList@UVEF.org and we will notify you of when the drought forum will occur.

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Utah Lake Emergency Symposium

Save Utah Lake Petition

Drought / Xeriscaping

Private developers, supported by elements in the legislature, are proceeding with an effort to attempt to “restore” Utah Lake (which is already being improved) in exchange for the title to large private islands the developer would construct in the middle of the lake from lakebed sludge and sediments. They hope to sell homes and buildings on these islands to house up to 500,000 people!—over twice the size of Salt Lake City.

BYU and UVU scientists who know the lake are convinced the developer's “restoration" would greatly harm the lake and its environment.

Please sign the petition to help stop the harmful privatization of a large part of Utah Lake, a natural public trust treasure, and instead urge Utah government to provide for the helpful—not harmful—restoration of the lake without selling large parts of the lake to a private developer.

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Private developers, supported by elements in the legislature, are proceeding with an effort to attempt to “restore” Utah Lake (which is already being improved) in exchange for the title to large private islands the developer would construct in the middle of the lake from lakebed sludge and sediments. They hope to sell homes and buildings on these islands to house up to 500,000 people!

BYU and UVU scientists say their “restoration” would not suceed and would greatly harm the lake and its environment.

Because the public and lawmakers need to know the full story on the lake and the likely impact of what is being proposed, a group of scientists at BYU and UVU assembled and conducted an emergency Utah Lake Symposium at UVU. The UVEF was one of the key sponsors of the event, along with BYU, UVU and the National Science Foundation.