An initative in Southwest Utah is underway to preserve the dark sky and obtain International Dark Sky Community status for the City of Ivins.
To this end, may I request a minute of your time to fill in the survey showing support to the local goverment officials for Dark Sky preservation. The link below leads to the endorsement web-page.
The results will be used to encourage the City Council to adapt lighting ordinances in line with IDA recommendations.
The economic impact of Astronomers visiting the area will be viewed favorably by the City Council and is one reason for requesting your input.
To put numbers on the skies, SQM readings of 21.15 in the western outskirts of town, are typical. It's great to be able step out of one's home and see the Milky Way from horizon to horizon. Telescope / binocular viewing from home without having to travel is terrific.