The land-speed racing community is committed to the restoration of the Bonneville Salt Flats and urges tourists to not swim, float, kayak or otherwise recreate in the industrial canal to the east of the Bonneville Salt Flats. The canal is privately leased and serves as a salt brine collection ditch. It is illegal to park a car at the ditch to swim or boat and Utah Highway Patrol will be issuing tickets to violators. https://www.sltrib.com/news/environment/2020/06/25/feds-warn-boaters/ https://kutv.com/news/local/majestic-canals-near-bonneville-salt-flats-not-safe-for-public-recreation https://www.fox13now.com/news/local-news/agencies-advise-against-visiting-viral-west-desert-blue-canal
May 28, 2020 A “Restore Bonneville” program has been created! Please thank Utah lawmakers for their $1 million appropriation to help launch the program and ask that they preserve the funding as the Utah Legislature convenes a special session to reduce state spending due to COVID-19. Click here to get started.
Please contact the Secretary of Interior to urge funding for the Restore Bonneville program through the department’s FY 2020 budget. Click Here to Take Action Now! The future of land speed racing at the Bonneville Salt Flats is in jeopardy! The once 13-mile racetrack at Bonneville is now less than 8 miles due to salt erosion. It is critically important that the U.S. Department of the Interior contributes funds toward a 10-year restoration program that will dramatically increase the amount of salt pumped onto Bonneville. You can help restore the Bonneville Salt Flats before it’s too late. Please urge the Secretary […]
This is not going to be an easy read. This is an ugly, stinging bit of truth offered so that honest decisions can be made by land speed racers hoping to make participate in the 2020 racing season at the Bonneville Salt Flats.