The Logan Canyon Coalition will commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act during the Logan River Festival Saturday, Oct. 3.
Events from 2 to 5 p.m. at the mouth of Logan Canyon will include a canyon bike ride, kids' games, canoe rides and free cake and ice cream.Through the act, many of the nation's free-flowing rivers are protected from dams and inappropri-ate development. The act protects rivers with scenic, recreational, geological, fish and wildlife, historic, cultural or other similar values. To date, segments of 154 riv-ers, covering nearly 10,764 miles, have been designated. Not one of Utah's beautiful rivers has the distinction, coalition officials say.
The Logan River and its watershed is a critical resource for recreation, economic stability and, most importantly, a culinary water source for Logan and Cache Valley residents, the coalition said.
"We want to leave a true legacy. We are seeking to have the Logan River designated as Utah's first wild and scenic river. Utah citizens deserve (such a river) within their borders," said coalition president Dan Miller.
More information is available by checking the coalition's Web site at (http://www.logancanyon.org).