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July 6, 2022

Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation Hosts Gale Dick Memorial Plaque Unveiling at Mount Olympus Trailhead

Josh Reusser - Email

Salt Lake County, UT – The lifelong preservation efforts of environmental advocate Dr. B. Gale Dick will be commemorated with the unveiling of a plaque in his honor at the recently renovated Mount Olympus Trailhead on July 13.

Educator, environmentalist, and accomplished musician, Gale Dick was instrumental in the establishment of Save Our Canyons and he was formally recognized, posthumously, by Salt Lake County Council eight years ago on September 23, 2014, which was proclaimed “Gale Dick Day.”

Improvements completed within the last two years at Mount Olympus Trailhead, which were funded by the Tourism, Recreation, Cultural, and Convention (TRCC) tax and a grant from the Utah Office of Outdoor Recreation, include accessible parking and restroom facilities, a redirected trailhead to increase safety and reduce erosion, twice the available parking, and easier access to/from the Mount Olympus Trail, Bonneville Shoreline Trail, and Pete’s Rock—a popular climbing destination.

WHEN: Wednesday, July 13, 2022, 1:30 pm

WHERE: Mount Olympus Trailhead, 5425 South Wasatch Blvd (east side of Wasatch)

WHO: Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson, Salt Lake County Deputy Mayor Erin Litvack, Salt Lake County Councilman Jim Bradley, Save Our Canyons Executive Director Carl Fisher, and Tim Dick, son of Gale Dick.

HOW: Attendees are encouraged to be prepared with sun protection, water, and good shoes. Although recent improvements included additional parking stalls, for the sake of the environment and to allow parking for hikers and other visitors, attendees are encouraged to carpool.

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