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Stop the music festival / preserve our nature

This petition had 268 supporters

City council voted against what the citizens want. Many concerns were voiced about bringing 35,000 to people to car camp on the Vandaveer ranch for a “stopover” concert.

The council members that voted in favor did so without having enough knowledge to make an informed decision – they were not even told which bands will be coming.  

Tell the concert promoters that it is not OK to destroy wildlife and the environment!

Here is a partial list of citizens’ concerns:

- There is an active beaver dam near the venue.

- There is at least one indicator species living near the river.

- There is a wetland/ riparian area that will be trampled.

- The land will be destroyed. The soil is fragile, and the many feet and vehicles will remove all ground cover. 

- The fire danger is at its highest, which is unacceptable, and we are very near national forest and BLM lands. 

- The amount of people increases the population seven-fold. This is a massive crowd.

- A bridge that will be built over highway 50 for pedestrians will destroy wetlands.

- This is more people than a proper venue holds; for example, Redrocks holds 9,000 and Madison Square Garden holds 18,000.

- The noise level is a grave concern. The music organization has agreed on a decibel level of 105. This is “a level at which sustained exposure may result in hearing loss.” OSHA’s daily permissible level for this exposure is 1 hour. The NIOSH’s is zero.

- There are public health concerns that haven’t been addressed.

- There are people who live adjacent to the Vandaveer property who will be deeply affected, including children and animals.

- There are people who live in the downtown area that do not want “even more noise” added to their lives.

If you agree that concert is just not a good idea for Salida, please sign the petition. 

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