UTAH COUNTY, Utah — A newly-created non-profit organization is urging lawmakers to designate Bridal Veil Falls as a Utah state monument.
Conserve Utah Valley hopes state legislators support a bill from Rep. Keven Stratton (R-Orem) that would award the waterfall the state designation.
The outcry comes after a developer introduced plans to build a new drug treatment center and tram on top of Bridal Veil Falls. The Utah County Commission voted against the plans of developer Richard Losee, but lawsuits have been filed to overturn that decision.
Two petitions, one organized by Conserve Utah Valley, have allegedly drawn more than 13,000 signatures to keep the area out of the hands of private developers.
“Once people heard about the possibility of the sale of Bridal Veil Falls to a potential developer, thousands came forward to decry this idea," said Kaye Nelson, a Conserve Utah Valley board member.