"We donated to the Seven Canyons Trust because Utah’s streams and dark skies are natural resources that have been treated quite badly, and there are now models for reversing the damage. Restoring the basic relationship between snowpack and streambed, and between nighttime and dark somehow seem connected."
"Parents working multiple jobs to try and put food on the table are exhausted from the excruciating work load inherent in such a lifestyle, and hardly have the energy to plan out a jaunt to the hills. Many don’t own reliable forms of transportation, rendering any kind of escape from the concrete close to impossible."
"This is basically the situation we are currently facing in the Salt Lake Valley. Our rivers and creeks are perfectly capable of taking care of themselves, but only if we stop poisoning them. But we instead choose to bury them, using vast quantities of energy to dig great trenches and create pipes to push the water out of sight."
"A lake once existed just west of Capitol Hill, three miles long, the drainage from dozens of hot springs that dotted the landscape. It was one of the first things that British explorer Richard F. Burton saw when he entered the valley, and his description of it seems as surreal as the writings of Spanish explorers first seeing South America."