In an effort to conserve water and protect agriculture shareholders rights, canals throughout the Ashley Valley have plans for or are in the process of being piped. While locals generally understand the need and overall process underway there is a growing number opposed to the plans of the Ashley Central Canal to pipe Kids Canal, located in Vernal from 500 North to 500 South on 1500 West. A group calling themselves the Friends of Kids Canal are hoping to get the attention of the public so that there can be an outcome that preserves what locals love about Kids Canal. According to the group, they are not opposed to the pipeline but rather want to be sure to preserve the shade trees and vegetation along the walking path as it is a wonderful feature of the community. Residents that would like to see these features preserved are asked to share awareness and leave comments on the ‘Friends of Kids Canal’ Facebook page, sign the

petition, and submit comments to

[email protected]

. To learn more about this cause and to show your support for Kids Canal, the community is invited to take part in the Celebrate Kids Canal party happening
Saturday, August 17th from 9am to 3pm
. Food, music, and information will be at the walking path on Main Street. No matter how you feel about it all are welcome to come learn more and be part of the positive conservation.