When Logan Mayor Craig Petersen took office at the first of the year he had a lot of calls about cut-down trees and other issues along the Logan River near Rendezvous Park.
On <a href=”http://610kvnu.com/assets/podcaster/324/2014_08_21_324_25215_2867.mp3″ target=”_blank”>KVNU’s For the People program recently</a>, the mayor said the people who called had some legitimate concerns. He said the city had attempted to restore the area with more concern about flood control than about beautification. Now, he said, things have turned around.
“First of all, we got a $600,000 grant from the Division of Wildlife Resources to work on river restoration,” Petersen said. “But we’ve also put together a committee and that committee met for the first time last week.
Petersen said that group is formed with people from varying backgrounds.
“There are about four or five people from state agencies, probably 10 or 15 people from (Utah State) University who are world-class experts,” Petersen explained. “What they’re going to do is sit down and help us, in terms of how to best restore that river.”
He said Frank Howe from USU is chairman of the committee and several university professors are donating time to help with the <a href=”http://www.deq.utah.gov/locations/G/greatsaltlake/willardbay/docs/2014/05May/LoganCityWillardBayProjectProposal.pdf” target=”_blank”>restoration project</a>. Petersen said he is confident the city will end up with a quality project.