Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

June 20, 2017
Trash not cash

I see tourism pumping trash, not cash into the economy. People come in from the other valley, via Lehi or Tooele. I am assuming at least 80 percent do not spend money for gas or supplies. I have seen the destruction: No beautiful grassy camp spots, trailer to trailer, tearing up the environment from vehicles or ATVs.

I was at Vernon Reservoir and it looked like campers at a NASCAR event. Never ending trailers and toys. Same with Five Mile Pass all the way to Ophir. Our environment and once pristine camping places are now garbage bins and dust bowls. There can be not enough cash to take care of our environment.

I am a born Tooele native and retired. I am sick over what has happened to this once beautiful county. If tourists are invited here, the issue of recreational tourism tearing up our once pristine environment to a trashed dust bowl must be addressed and policed.

LuAnn VonHatten


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