In 2002, the Flagstaff City Council agreed to sell reclaimed water to the Snowbowl Ski Resort for snow making.

The US National Forest Service approved spraying treated sewage effluent, ruling no environmental hazard.   Fourteen Native American nations consider “The Peaks” sacred and have filed several law suits claiming degradation of sacred lands, a violation of federal laws.   Into 2014, the US courts have ruled in favor of the snow-making, which began in late 2012.   The Save the Peaks Coalition opposes this decision, asserting that snowmaking is a violation of sacred sites and of environmental protection of national forest habitats.

Kayla worked with Save the Peaks in high school and continued to support the campaign in years following.

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