Land trust hosts fall party


The Moab Area Community Land Trust (MACLT), a local nonprofit working to develop starter housing for Moab locals, will host a fall harvest and information party on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Weather permitting, we will meet at the site of our first project, the Arroyo Crossing neighborhood located at approximately 2022 Spanish Valley Drive. The foul weather location is the Grand Center on 500 West.

Bring your cookie sheets! We will have specialists on hand to help you harvest cryptobiotic soil from the area to be impacted by this development. You are also welcome to bring planting pots, shovels and gloves to take home your little piece of this beautiful land before it becomes a thriving neighborhood.

Cookie sheets hold Crypties during transportation. We will also have some prestigious plants for auction at the event, so bring your checkbook. Most importantly, we will have plenty of information on the planned 300 units of housing that will be under development for sale or rent in the next several years. Maps will show the plans to date, along with information on the approximate timeline for development.

A local loan officer, Southeastern Utah Housing Authority personnel and representatives from Community Rebuilds will be on hand to see (unofficially) if you qualify for the housing. This is housing for locals, by locals. No overnight rentals, no flipping, no second homes. A true Moab neighborhood for our own workforce, starters and retirees.

Come out and learn, eat, harvest, thank, and hike around this exciting space. More information is available at

– Audrey Graham