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   In The News

  • Friends of Antelope Island Appropriate Funding for Recent Island Improvements:                                     Each year, the Division of State Parks (Antelope Island) requests funding from Friends to help with certain park improvements.  This funding goes beyond the limited yearly funding the park receives from the State.  The following improvements or projects were approved in 2021 by the FOAI board:

    • Garr Ranch “Grove” picnic area improvements - $12,300

    • Purchase additional Day-use Shelters - $12,400

    • Add a new Bike Repair Station - $1,700

    • Add a new Interpretive “Welcome” panel at Garr Ranch - $1,500

    • Purchase a Big Horn Sheep mount to be displayed at Visitor’s Center - $8,000

    • Purchase 3-D Printer for Garr Ranch - $1,500

    • Purchase UTV for people transport on the trails - $5,000

    • Donation toward the Archery Range at the Gravel Pit  - $5,000

    • Expenses for annual Volunteer Recognition and Banquet - $2,500

  • 2022 Antelope by Moonlight Bike Ride Draws Large Crowds:  This year’s event drew over 1,700 riders from across Utah and neighboring states.  The ride started at the Antelope Island Marina to the historic Fielding Garr Ranch and back…all that under the starry moonlit sky.  The bike ride began nearly 30 years ago and traditionally takes place during the full moon week in July.  Proceeds from the event go to the Friends of Antelope Island and are used for park improvements on the Island.  For more information about the event, click here.