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February 11, 2009

Sierra Club, Hunters Team Up to Protect Utah Lake

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Photo by Marc Heileson 

 

In addition to providing fun recreational opportunities, Utah Lake, the largest freshwater lake in Utah, is home to hundreds of bird species, providing essential resting and nesting grounds for a host of migratory waterfowl.

 

But now this important habitat is at risk from developers who want to build a causeway over the lake to connect the eastern and western shores. The causeway would spread development along the entire west side of the lake and cause serious harm to the wetlands and wildlife surrounding the lake.

 

“Utahans have hunted these same marshes for 150 years,” said Utah Sierra Sportsmen organizer Marc Heileson,  who has been working with the Utah Waterfowl Association to fight the project. “They want to protect them for future generations, and so do we. By working together I think we can defeat this damaging bridge to nowhere in Utah.”

 

Together the waterfowlers and the Sierra Club are standing up against the developers and homeowners pushing the project.

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