Plans for Maeser Ponds Moving Forward

The local Division of Wildlife Resources is up to something fishy, in a good way! Plans announced early this year for urban fishing ponds in Maeser continue to progress. According to Aaron Averett of Sunrise Engineering, it’s possible the permit from the Army Corps of Engineers will be issued in January, in which case construction could begin in July or August. The possibility of the project came to life when a landowner at the mouth of Dry Fork Canyon offered to donate property for the fish ponds. The initial plans have been scaled back, explains Averett, with 2 ponds now rather than 3. It’s been proposed the ponds be stocked with a variety of fish with the largest pond possibly having trout.  Funding for the project is coming through the state Division of Wildlife Resources. Similar urban fish ponds have been a success in communities throughout Utah.


Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.